Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Little tropical diversion…

Today was just aBeautiful day in the subtropics!

It CAN get killer hot fast...but today we entertained a flirtacious cool breeze

workin' weather.

We happen to have a series of rooms we are working on...

in our yard

well…kinda sorta working on...the Freeze this past winter worked on 'em more...

Tropical…yes. trying

Big leaves.

check

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Kinda wacky and homemade

Check. Have that in spades, too.

oy

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color…

um hmm.

natures best palate

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riot of blooms...

yep...This week

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SO... Son #1 spent some time

working on another rock room in

front of the Grandma B house

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Need some more or different furniture…but a great start…

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So…that’s a little happening at our casa…

But...personally... I LOVE perusing the work of a real tropical artist

Like...let's say...

Davis Dalbok a California landscape designer and author.

His work and images, below

This chaise lounge below…Well...I want.

and throw in those fun balinese umbrellas in a big pot

wouldja couldja??

And if lime green and turquoise are not the most adorable tropical prom couple…

Who is?

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See those funky sticks below?

Mind out of the gutter folks.

fired ceramic bamboo shapes… stacked on rebar.

Just wild!

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So coifed.

sigh.

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Ahhhh Summer…

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Please stay sweet.

40 comments:

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

Absolutely beautiful! You have your very own little piece of paradise.

Kathysue said...

Linda your tropical garden looks so lush and colorful I can only imagine how beautiful it is in person. You will have to enjoy it for all of us. Its a job but someone has to do it, no one better than you. Enjoy the process, Kathysue

Vila do Artesão said...

Linda, I`m starting thinking about my new home and all that I want is to have a garden like yours. I`m in love with your flowers and everything else.
Kisses,
Cris Turek

Melissa said...

Sigh. That's just what I needed as I sit here listening to the radio and the stupid man saying it may SNOW tomorrow! May 9 was the last frost date on record. Ever. And now these jerks are talking about snow tomorrow!

Kathi said...

Your garden is so beautiful! I love the little rooms you are creating!

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

I can just imagine sitting in your backyard on a warm summer evening, listening to the sounds and enjoying a glass of something cool. Delicious all around! Janell

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

You guys are the cats pj's! We are still working out of a big ole mess...and will be for awhile I imagine.

Melissa...SNOW?? Say it ain't so!

Renae said...

Love love love your personal tropicals....would love to sit a spell....can you say margarita?

cityfarmer said...

looks heavenly and enviable ...

lucky you ... the midwest is suck-y right now

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Your landscape is so very different from my own. So tropical, so amazing! Is that jasmine in bloom? I can almost smell that delicious fragrance from here.

becky at abbeystyle said...

Hi Linda,
Your garden looks no worse for wear after this horrible winter...lookin' good, my friend!
Hugs,
Becky

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

What a magical place you live in! Beautiful images, Linda.

Tonia Hobbs said...

There you are! Your yard is looking wonderful!

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

What a lovely little paradise on earth you have - I'm so envious!

Have a beachy evening,

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea

Rae said...

How lucky you are to be surrounded with vibrant colors! They excite the mind and calm the heart.
Love your room-scapes!

La Maison Fou said...

Aaaahhhh!

I am now in the mood for summer!

Thanks Linda,


L.

kj said...

aaahhhh! that was so refreshing.

linda, ms. emily rabbit has a surprise for you on her post today. she says to hop on over.

love
kj

Black Zebra said...

OH.M.G as my daughter loves to put it ,dude....words fail me..this has totally inspired me to get my ass in gear with my garden and if the Tropical look I'm working on (I know,I know! I'm in London And You're in "Hawaii") but if it gets anywhere close to yours ,(even in the minutest details) I'd be the happiest person on Earth! LOVE.IT.

Farmgirl Paints said...

Tropical artist...I love that. All the foilage and lushness just calls to me. So beautiful:) Guess what?? Next week Honey and I will be in your neck of the woods. We are flying down to Miami...he's speaking at a conference. So I'll get my first Florida fix. I can't wait:)

Karen Deborah said...

Just beautiful *sighs* smiles and takes a bow.
you are a tropical artist too--extraordinaire.

Deborah said...

Oh Linda! Your yard is beautiful! I am suffering from acute garden envy. Your very own paradise. **heavy sigh** Deb

The Red Umbrella said...

What a tropical delight! So inviting!

Ms. Bake-it said...

I absolutely love your tropical garden. Your garden is very beautiful and I love the little seating areas you are creating.


~ Tracy

Marija said...

This garden is spectacular! I don't even know where to begin - it's fantastic! Not gonna lie - I am totally envious!

simpledaisy said...

Oh how I needed this diversion:)
It has been freezing cold and cloudy here:(
Everything looks FABULOUS!

La Petite Gallery said...

After Maine ,this looks so LUSH.. I could stay there for a year. I miss the florida plants and
the weather in Feb.Mar.April.
One May I was decorating the tables for a party in the pool area and I became so sick from the heat. Hope you have a nice Summer,
Maybe the heat won't be so bad.

yvonne Gorgeous post.

vignette design said...

Ahhhhh, paradise! How gorgeous is your yard! I can almost feel the breeze!

Linda Lou said...

Love the new header Linda...your garden is sooo green with so many textures...I bet there is a lot of work to do to keep it beautiful...but someone has to do it!! Its a little slice of heaven though....

Julie said...

What a heaven you have. I love how colorful it is.

Jeanne Selep said...

Fun visual post.

CailinMarie said...

love the plants - colors, textures, size but I'm so very charmed by the tiles in the ground under the little seating moments - and the peek about sculpture
lovely
CailinMarie
http://cailinyates.blogspot.com

Barbara said...

Completely gorgeous. Especially the last! The simple red flower.

.simply.life. said...

So SO beautiful!!!

The Style Mansion said...

Gasp! Your garden is so beautiful

Renee Finberg said...

linda,
the house looks beautiful.

xx

anita said...

your garden faired much better than mine, my tropicals were devastated. love the chair outside grandma b's..alot !

Lila said...

Wow those are stunning images. I can smell those flowers now!
Lila Ferraro
Queen Bedroom Sets

ain't for city gals said...

So fun to see all that color and green and then a couple little desert platns thron in....love it!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful...sigh

I LOVE the idea of stacking things on rebar to create garden sculpture...I will be stealing this idea.

Cheryl said...

nice but so is yours and you're closer.... I'll be right over! ;)

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