GPOD on the road: Radjagaluh, Indonesia



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).

Pink zinnias with mountains in the backgroundThis photo of Mount Serimai was taken after harvest time. A rice field has been cut down, and some zinnias (Zenia eleganszones 10-11 or as annuals) are still blooming.

Plant a plant with bright pink flowers in front of a small seating area in the grass.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).

A small stone patio with metal barrels turned into chairs and a table.Mini elephant grass also surrounds the outdoor seating area.

The bridge over the small creek that leads to the tropical villa.All the villa huts are surrounded by greenery such as yellow cane bamboo plants, tall ferns, palm trees, or tropical trees.

A bench surrounded by tropical plantsThis 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.

Large plantings of colorful plantsIn another part of the garden, a “tall screen” of tall yellow bamboo plants is framed by pale green aria plants. (Osmoxylon linearezones 10-11) and red groups Cordyline Plant in the bottom.

Bright pink flowers among palms and other plantsI love the sight of a bleeding heart. (Clerodendrum Thomsoniae) Between the low branches of a tree and a Chinese fan palm, which I saw on the way down the wooden stairs from my room.

A view of a rice field with tropical plants aroundI saw this view of the rice field from my room balcony. The sky was cloudy and after some time it rained.

New rice plants are being planted.On the left is a rice field with young rice plants planted. On the right, farmers are collecting rice plants from the rice seed nursery to be planted in the brown soil area of ​​the field.

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