Garden Bloggers Foliage Day – Vietnam

Christina who hosts GBFD every month is suffering from dry August heat, so here is some moist lush foliage from the Mekong River where it is the rainy season. There are lots of what seem to be nurseries on stilts along the river.


Coloured foliage plants like coleus, crotons, something that looks like a lime green poinsettia and other foliage plants are used in public gardens.

Coloured foliage planting Chau Doc VietnamPublic planting Chau DocPublic planting Chau Doc

It’s hard to tell but I think these (below) are bougainvillea. These are popular here grown on poles and trained into tree shapes and as bonsai in big pots.



Bougainvillea in pot trained as tree

Everything grows madly, on land and in the water. Water Morning Glory is harvested from the water and is a delicious cooked green. Along with Water Hyacinth it is clogging the path for our rowboat below.


Harvesting water plants Mekong Delta

Everything including the air is moist so growth is lush. There is definitely a feeling that if you stand still you could be grown over.


There are silver leafed palms here. Very pretty, I haven’t seen these before.

Palm Tree with Silvery leaves VietnamSilver palm leaves Vietnam



9 thoughts on “Garden Bloggers Foliage Day – Vietnam

  1. Oh! Cathy, these images are all wonderful, I’m sure it is hot but all that lush green made me feel cooler! Are you staying on the boat that was behind the rowing boat? It looks like a wonderful way to travel, thank you so much for sharing.

    1. I’m glad it made you feel cool. It is around 30 degrees so pretty hot but there is a nice breeze on the river. We stayed on the boat for 3 days and travelled to the border of Vietman and Cambodia. It was a great way to travel! If only you could do that everywhere.

    1. Thank you 🙂 I will post some more pictures when I get time. Surprisingly 10 days was just the right length of holiday, I appreciated every moment and was ready to come home.

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