Exotic Backyard Plants

The Chronicle posted a slideshow today about exotic backyard plants, featuring dragonfruit. I thought the selection of plants was sorely lacking. Below are some photos from a Facebook album I made a while back spotlighting my mom’s backyard oasis. Looks like it’s straight out of Kerala, India, right? Or as close as you can get from a backyard in Houston, Texas.

What are your favorite “exotic” plants? On that note, does anyone else feel uncomfortable using the word exotic? It makes things sound sensational or abnormal.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. jimmyjack says:

    the previous homeowner left me with a nice garden that just blossomed some nice jasmine flowers…but i got a growing mushroom problem

  2. Mushrooms on steroids have been popping up all over our yard, too. Rain, rain.

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