Sunday, 10 August 2014

Pavilion renovation and Aglaonemas

I have been waiting for more than 3 years to have a deck built under the pavilion and it was finally built this year.  Here are some before and after photos of the Pavilion.


I love Aglaonemas and I have been growing them for many years. 

These Aglaonemas have been growing under the roof of the pavilion for several years, it is a very dry spot here as they are protected from the rain.  I love the patterns on their leaves up against the wood, so I decided to get some more when I saw them in local garden centres. 

I placed the new ones around the pavilion still in their pots to see how I liked them there.  I will plant these in the garden when the weather warms up in spring.


Here are a couple that have been growing in the garden for yearsI plant them close to palms or large shrubs to keep the soil around them drier.

When we were up at the Queensland Garden Expo last month, I bought some more to add around the Pavilion and in the garden.  I am keeping these ones inside until the nights get a little warmer as the stand I bought them from comes down from tropical north Queensland.
Some of these I will plant next to the pavilion and the other ones I will plant next to my Brugmansias as they take a lot of moisture out of the soil and they will keep the Agalaonmeas dry.  These are the new ones.

I love the pink stems on this one.



  1. The decking in your Pavilion looks fantastic. It helps make that spot more cosy and inviting. Well worth the wait! You do have a brilliant collection of Aglaonemas. I think sometimes tropical gardeners like myself don't appreciate them quite as much as we should.

  2. Do you have any tips on getting crotons and other more tender tropicals through cold winters similar to temperatures i get down in melbourne? I'm sure you would have learnt a thing or two in your 10 years Of experience.

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  4. watch out there some more tropical plants, i have purchased them from, beautiful plants and even nice variety comes out in my garden.