Today’s photos are of Boss Suharto and were taken on a visit to Indonesia. (For photos of Bass’ beautiful front garden, see Partier Gardens in Ottawa)
I stayed for a few days in a pala (villa) in a village called Radjagala in West Java, Indonesia. December was the rainy season, and temperatures ranged from 23° to 33°C (between 73° and 91°F).
The garden around the villa where we stayed had tropical plants like these red ginger plants (Alpinia purporta, zones 10-11). The ground cover is broad-leaved grass – “Rumput Gajah Mini”, which literally translates to mini elephant grass (Axonopus compressuszones 10-11).
This covered bench is used as a traditional daybed and is surrounded by lacy fern trees, tall calathea plants and rows of bamboo. The ground cover is mini elephant grass. At the back are rows of tall yellow bamboo plants acting as a privacy screen.
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