About The Texas Riviera

 A natural greenhouse with a window on the tropics“The Texas Riviera” spans an arc of some 130 miles along the state’s middle Gulf Coast from Matagorda Peninsula to Baffin Bay and is one of America’s best kept secrets. Enter this exotic land of sunshine, palms and the gulf coast breeze, where time, Texans and life all merged together, creating this New World, style of South Texas living.

Recent Posts

Musa xparadisiaca 'blue java' Ice Cream Banana

Musa Banana

Some people refer to bananas as trees or palms, but they are neither a tree nor a palm, but a giant clumping tropical herb.  Bananas

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Palms in our Garden

Palms in our Garden

Here is a visual list of most of the palms in our garden. Acoelorrhaphe wrightii (Everglades Palm; Silver Saw Palm; Paurotis Palm) and Ravenea rivularis

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The "king of the kannonchiku"

Rhapis excelsa taiheiden

King of the Kannonchiku Rhapis excelsa Images The “king of the kannonchiku” Rhapis excelsa ‘taiheiden’ is perhaps the most sought after of the all-green Rhapis.

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