Each of the gardens had its own charms, and there are wonderful ideas to take from all of them.
At the Ramada, I especially loved some of the planting combinations and the mix of warm and cool colours in the huge, beautifully maintained grounds.
|The Pagoda Flower Clerodendrum paniculatum was a star (here with variegated Ophiopogon and red cordylines)|
|With plumbago and a red border|
|Blue ruellias with warm-toned cordylines, crotons, and ixora.|
|More ruellia, with dracaena, green cordylines and red cannas|
|They had some stunning potted Adeniums|
|I have seen this in my local nursery, but I have forgotten the name.|
(Thanks to Kacky at Vivero's garden I now know this is a Thryallis.)
|Doesn't it look great planted next to red foliage.|
|Here lime foliage adds a zing to the garden bed...|
|and the pretty two-toned flowers are a bonus.|
(Thanks to a post by Lotus Leaf at Garden Tropics, I can belatedly provide the name to accompany this pretty flower - Pseuderantermum reticulatum, known in Southern India as Gokarna jasmine.)
|Cool whites and mauves, courtesy of the orchids...|
|And a sizzling Heliconia rostrata.|
I hope you enjoyed the tour, and, no, I couldn't sign off without a water feature, especially in Bali!