The garden has 2 halves: a sandy one between the ocean and Calypso pond, and a rocky one across the pond. Here one sees desert roses in terra cotta pots, on limestone plinths, along the edge of the pond
Pink Oleander - quite tolerant of the Atlantic Ocean breezes!
view from the oceanside patio
One of the houses has a fireplace, and here one sees the chimney, flanked by a Norfolk Island pine, Royal Palm and Coconut Palm, with Queen Sago in the foreground
The flowers are Ixora, and the trunks gumbo limbos and silvertop palms. Calypso pond in the background.
Frangipani blooms in may outside our window
Masses of firecracker attract hummingbirds
Ruellia (blue), frangipani (yellow), ti (red), purple allamanda and queen sagos
A fragrant native orchid
Coconut palms abound
A view across the pond (with Bismarck palm and red hibiscus) to the coconut grove 2 miles away on th horizon.
A similar view, but showing bougainvillea and a foxtail palm
Royal palm trunk, hibiscus, a pond glimpse
red oleander, pink desert rose, front porch overlooking coconuts and ocean
hammock between palms, the sand trap beneath is for falling bodies!
Front patio is flagged with limestone
A very tall gumbo limbo
A view down the Rockery. The red leaves are a bromeliad, and the background, Casuarina rumphiana (quite unusual on Eleuthera) provides a windbreak.
Another part of the Rockery, with bougainvillea, variegated agave, and a magnificent king sago
This part of the Rockery shows yellow oleander and red amaryllis, which return every year. The beds are mulched with seaweed.
From left to right, Ti, gumbo limbo, fern, a seat, confederate jasmine and the trunk of a sausage tree (grown from seed).
The Rockery beds are mulched every year with black seaweed. Frangipani and king sago in background.
Native Buccaneer Palm in fruit
Some of the Silvertop Palms (Coccothrinax argentata) are 25 feet tall - but the Coconuts are much taller
palms, ocean, oleander, and a huge casuarina - trite but nice
Part of the garden features native "bush" with some added touches and meandering paths
The red flower is peregrina, the palms silver tops and coconuts
View from one of the limestone patios
Ocean viewed through palms and oleander
Calypso garden has many old limestone walls, patios and paths, quarried locally in colonial times. The flowers are desert roses, kept in terracotta pots, which can go for months without water
Fragant Queen Emma Lily - a royal Hawaiian-English gardener
bougainvillea, with mango flowers in background
from left, mango flowers, yellow oleander, palm, white bird of paradise
from left, bougainvillea, bismarck palm, jerusalem thorn tree in flower
Schefflera grows to great height
One of the houses through palms, and an almond tree on the left
Immense leaf of a Red Latan palm
The causeway path leading to the front garden, with a distant Norfolk Island pine
lizard on a bottle palm trunk
Lignum vitae flowers. A slow growing tree with dense oily wood used for the propellor bearings of Spitfire fighter planes!
Our lignum vitae tree in flower, with a Sabal palm behind
Lizard on Royal Palm trunk
Royal, Buccaneer, Norfolk, Oleander
2 young bottle palms, and an old gumbo limbo trunk
Geiger flowers (red) surrounded by palms
trite but nice
The tall yellow agave flower spike, backed by casuarinas, and with red oleanders surrounding a terrace
Pandora vine: zoom in!
The steely green leaves are a Bismarck Palm
The red flower is an Ixora, with a type of Enterolobium Tree (grown from a seed to 30 feet in 10 years),
Part of the Rockery, backed by Casuarina rumphiana, much more attractive than the common C. equisetifolium
Foxtail with Pandora Vine
Pandora vine scrambles over a stone wall near a foxtail palm
Royal Palm, bananas of course
Royal Palm with Sabals in the background, and Pandora in the foreground
Foxtail and Arecina palms
triangle palm, hiding a variegated Erythrina tree
pink oleander and Norfolk pine; our car in the extreme right corner shows the scale
The plant on the right is silver buttonwood
Agave backed by Tecomaria capensis
Trunks of gumbo limbos and silvertop palms, with an Ixora bush, and Calypso Pond
A vast lawn sweeps down to Calypso Pond; the rear garden is behind the pond, accessed via a causeway
The cactus-like plant on the right is a Pachypodium, a relative of the Desert Rose and Oleander. On the left, an Aloe in flower, and Cycas in the center
sea hibiscus has grown to a great height
Frangipani and the pond
a flower in the bromeliad walk
Geiger tree flowers; the leaves feel like sandpaper, and the trees are salt-resistant
Yellow Elder, palms, an ixora
A curry leaf tree in flower on the left, and a jasmine on the right, with firecracker and ruellia in the center (in a long serpentine stone plating bed). The thick trunk is an old Royal Poinciana
Firecracker grows to 6 feet near an outdoor shower area
Sisal agave flowerstalk
oleander and Coccothrinax argentata flourish by the ocean
Natives: Seven Year Apple (which has a fragrant frangipani-like flower) and on the right a wild lantana
View east down the beach to Diamond Cay
white desert roses in a blue pot on a limestone wall
Pepper, our medium-size Jindo dog, shows the scale of this gumbo limbo
In the Rockery, yellow frangipani (Plumeria) and blue plumbago, mulched with black seaweed
Old Gumbo Limbo next to the Yoga Deck
Bougainvillea drapes walls
Desert Roses and Bougainvillea love the dry heat of terracotta pots on a limestone patio
Century Plant in flower, 40 feet tall!
Pseudophoenix palm, Yellow Elder, Bougainvillea
Aloe arborescens in the Rockery
frangipani, purple allamanda, ruellia, ti, cycas
A limestone path
A Bahama mockingbird flies over the lawn
King Sago, frangipani in the rockery
a view through a living room window
An unusual and very tall aloe, in the Rockery with yellow oleander and purple setcreasea
A double hibiscus flower amidst jasmine
A small papaya tree (left) is somewhat incongruous in the Rockery, the foreground palm is a Buccaneer
The white flower on the left is Carissa, the pink Bougainvillea, the yellow, Tecoma stans, the purple Ruellia
A limestone path flanked by Yellow Elder (Tecoma stans), a Pseudophoenix sargentii, and the base of a Norfold pine, enveloped in purple bougainvillea
new leaves on a Cycas revoluta
Pink hibiscus backed by palms (Wodyetia and Veitchii arecina)
A eight foot high yellow hibiscus
Queen Emma Lily (Crinum) - very fragrant!
Patio overlooking ocean