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 My exotic garden, Moscow, 2017 
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Post My exotic garden, Moscow, 2017
Dear friends,
let me show you some picture from my exotic garden update, Moscow, Summer 2017.


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Balinese style gazebo


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My Jungles


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Balinese gates and not balinese Sun. The gates were constructed from cement blocks and aged with jogurt-compost magic mixture (Many thanks to Mark and Gaz!)


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Zingiber mioga and Co. (overwinered in my insulated bed, no heating, no light)


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Probably first Dicksonia fibrosa overwintered outside in zone 4 (my insulated bed, no heating, no light)


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Likely first Dicksonia squarrosa "Eduard O" overwintered outside in zone 4 (my insulated bed, no heating, no light)


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Me and my young Gunnera sp. (overwinered in my insulated bed, no heating, no light)


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Lobelia tupa (overwinered in my insulated bed, no heating, no light)


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Ginkgo & Aesculus parviflora (no winter protection)

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Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:04 pm
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Wow! Very impressive! You have done a great job. What protection do you use for your insulated bed?


Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:11 am
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Good work Roman looks good, sure for the first year they need to make roots first :wink:

The rest of your garden looks great :mrgreen:

Eduard.

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Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:28 am
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Congratulations Roman, you are a Formula one gardener!!!

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Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:41 pm
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Congratulations on a very nice exotic garden. I am amazed as Moscow is quite cold in Winter. Have you ever been able to get your Zingiber mioga to flower? I have this plant and it never produces those lovely orchid flowers :(

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Nice work Roman love the roof on your *jungle hut* did you manage it yourself or did you get a builder in it looks very effective.

Garden looks very nice indeed the Zingiber annoyingly flowers at soil level I missed spotting the flowers most year here.
That rocking chair and a cool beer bliss!


Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:30 pm
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Maya wrote:
Wow! Very impressive! You have done a great job. What protection do you use for your insulated bed?


Hi, Maya, thank you!
Winter protection technologies are probably the most interesting point in exotic gardening for me. I would say, that I select plants for winter protection technology rather than select personal way of protection for the plant. Means I will not make an insulation construction personally for Palm as many do, but I will construct special bed which I am ready to protect by some way and after that I will fill it with group of plants to make exotic composition. Thus I overwinter group of exotic plants, not by ones. I consider that approach as more efficient way for overwintering of non hardy plants. Concering my constructions, I have few types of "insulated beds", in some types I use mostly straw and film covering, in other types - mostly styrofoam one. My general way is following - after designing of new model of "insulated bed", I calculate temperature inside using thermophysical soft for rough estimation of efficiency, then construct it, fill with exotic plants, test it with control of temperature and moisture inside during winter time. I avoid overwintering technologies requering electricity or heat support because it is well known, but I want to make something new and more efficient. It was started just few years ago, one day I will tell in more detailes:)

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Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:51 pm
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Eduard O wrote:
Good work Roman looks good, sure for the first year they need to make roots first :wink:

The rest of your garden looks great :mrgreen:

Eduard.


Hi Eduard, thank you!
Looks like tree ferns are slowly moving to the North, ok, lets keep fingers crossed:))

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Andy Martin wrote:
Congratulations on a very nice exotic garden. I am amazed as Moscow is quite cold in Winter. Have you ever been able to get your Zingiber mioga to flower? I have this plant and it never produces those lovely orchid flowers :(


Hi Andy, thank you very much!
Last Moscow summer was very warm and long, thus I saw Miogas flower buds in autumn, despite winter came faster than flowers opened. On the other hand, this ginger produces them on the ground level and its flowering - not the most spectacular feature of the plant. I will try to overwinter few Hedychiums and Cautleya spicata this winter - love gingers!

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MAU wrote:
Congratulations Roman, you are a Formula one gardener!!!

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Mau, thank you so much!

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Kev Spence wrote:
Nice work Roman love the roof on your *jungle hut* did you manage it yourself or did you get a builder in it looks very effective.

Garden looks very nice indeed the Zingiber annoyingly flowers at soil level I missed spotting the flowers most year here.
That rocking chair and a cool beer bliss!


Thank you, Kev!

My friends-builders helped me in constructing Gazebo and Gates according my sketches, but all thatching, aging and decoration I did personally. I should say, that I tried to thatch like people in tropics do, making "thatching panels" on the ground first followed by installing them on the roof. I used layer of reed, metal punched tape to fix it on roof boarding ledge, after making by this way "thatching panel" it was lifted up on the framework and fixed, and so on. Historically, europeans used alternative way of thathing, where all work occurres on the framework directly with reed bunches. But we are making tropical gazebo and thatching should be like in tropics too:))

Tropical old thatching way, which is definitely too long, but metall punched tape fixation insted of rope fixation significantly simplify it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIwmZ8AjfSY

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Look Great.

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JamesCA wrote:
Look Great.


Thank you, James!

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Thats the tropical look..big and bold...lush. Congrats.


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Stan wrote:
Thats the tropical look..big and bold...lush. Congrats.


Stan, many thanks!

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