Sunday, September 11, 2011

All in a day’s work…

Do Y'all (you all)




have that area of your garden you tend to ignore?






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We do






we most certainly do






But not anymore.






This area used to be no man’s land…






the end of the highway…






where the backyard ended.






…and other not such niceties






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gifts from the sea...gotta love em.






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But with a little screw it a lot of sweat equity






some planting, some moving






It now has a purpose.






sit with a cold corona with a lime kinda purpose…but a purpose just the same.






{maybe you pretend those plastic chairs are a cool retro bamboo version…that’s what I do. pretend.}






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We extended the gravel path added some pathway rocks, and looped it around the






Big and Happy Travelers Palm






Did you know they are called travelers palm’s because if one was travelling and perhaps lost, you could cut off a limb and it would contain a canteen full of water. Who knew?






I knew…now YOU do to. We’ll call it Trivia Sunday.






IMG_0025Then we moved some plants around cheap….rolled a big giant pot over and stuck a bamboo drip fountain in it...






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A handful of water plants…and maybe a big fake water lily. just being honest.IMG_0037






Not bad for a day or two’s work….






...and some dirt under the nails, eh?






and may I remind you it was over 100 with the humidity...Bow...applause...bow






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Thanks to some kidlets and a Grandma B that were pretty good rock and pebble haulers.






Grandma’s got some biceps.

31 comments:

Kathi said...

Wow. Thank you so much for sharing the corners of your garden! This post is just the inspiration I need right now. I wonder if I can re-create just a few of these lovely details in miniature? I'm going to give it a try! :D

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Please do give it a try....and minature would be SO much easier to lift...just sayin'.

Carla@DesignintheWoods said...

What a beautiful lush retreat! I envy all the green. We're looking pretty brown and dry here in Texas right now!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Carla...I know you guys are having such a tough time. I cringe for all the green turned to brown. And am wishing some major rain. We were really dry until last month....what a difference a day of rain makes!

simpledaisy said...

Oh my goodness! So pretty!!! I'll be stopping by to enjoy a little glass of vino in your backyard:)

An Urban Cottage said...

Looks beautiful but let me go get my magnifying glass so I can read it.

Kathysue said...

Linda this is gorgeous and Yes I have several neglected areas in my garden. Yours looks so lusha and cool, a perfect spot to sit, Great job, Kathysue

jane said...

BEAUTIFUL.

Marisa said...

It looks wonderful. I think you have inspired me to tackle my post-Apocalyptic/post-doggie-devastated back yard!

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze - Goodies for a pleasant life said...

What beautiful places! Love the gifts from the sea :)

Vix said...

Stunning. How you all managed to do this in the heat and humidity of a Florida summer, I don't know.

My favorite shots are of your plastic-not-bamboo chairs. They look like the perfect style and shape to plop one's but in general, but especially after something like pebble hauling.

Congrats on knocking yet another zone off your "to-do" list!

becky said...

Impressive, Linda! Know any cures for getting rid of bamboo?

anon Susan said...

Beautiful! I may turn my entire yard into gravel with my $600.00 water bills the last two months here in Austin!!!

Jane said...

an oasis... It's a beautiful garden! Just the place to sit and relax...and become inspired.

Jane (artfully graced)

ps I was not in Vero or Ft P...I was at Crescent Beach, just south of St Augustine...my favorite place to be...

CottageCrazy.blogspot.com said...

Awesome and thinking it was lots of work but oh so worth it. A great landscaoe resembles a painting and you nailed this one!

Way 2 Go!
CottageCrazy.blogspot.com
Connie

Melissa said...

Looks fantastic! My whole yard has been neglected this year. Next year... I will get to it next year...

Renae Moore said...

Applause...keep bowing....more applause! You are one heck of a woman and grandma too! Your grounds are so beautiful....lovin' all the work you have done. Hope you had a margarita or mimosa or something to celebrate!

xx

Joyce said...

Linda, your garden is beautiful! I was just looking at mine today, and it looks so spendt (I think that is what gardeners say). xo

for the love of a house said...

wow. soooo pretty. and in 100 degree weather. ouch. memories. we used to do that... used to;)

I will envision you sitting there when it's a cool 96 at night;)

your mom is impressive!
xojoan

Cobalt Violet said...

Holy cow! What a lovely spot to meditate ... and have cold one!
I love it! I'll be right over. ;)

MB said...

Well done! Corona, a book and good company would make that the perfect spot! I envy grandma's biceps:)

anita said...

Gorgeous....I love your back corner of the world!

Karena said...

Linda so beautifully done and now you can really enjoy the spaces. I love to relax in a setting like this! Bravo!

xoxo
Karena

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Cote de Texas said...

omg! seriously you have the most amazing yard. i just kills me - i'm sooo jealous of it!!! enjoy, enjoy for many, many years!!
Joni
cote de texas

Stephanie said...

I can't imagine you had any spot that was really neglected looking...

but

this little garden is a bit of tropical heaven.

Melissah from Coastal Style said...

I just love that bamboo tap ...gorgeous garden!
x
Melissah

Town and Country Gals said...

Linda,
your garden is gorgeous, that seems like a whole lot of work in a whole lot of heat!! Definately worth it! Now, if you were only serving Margaritas, I'd be right over!
Rebecca

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

So nice to meet you!
Thanks for finding my blog.
I would have called this post
"Paradise Found" !!!
This looks AMAZing... I love a tropical setting. You did such a fantastic job. Love the bamboo fountain too.
Your own little shangri-la.
:)
Gorgeous.
xx
Alison

sealaura said...

wow I pretty much ignore my entire backyard, it is so overwhelming to keep it up. These pictures are so lovely and definitely encouraging, I like your sea elements. Hope you had a great week!

SHERRY HART said...

That is one dang purdy backyard...so lush and green!!! Love gravel....that is what I need so I don't have to mow anything....well not me....[mowing that is].

Mary Ruth said...

I know how much work the yard is in Florida, I applaud you for all the hard work you did to make that beautiful yard and it looks so well kept!

We planted some trees this year, good year for planting them because it rained some everyday and they took well.

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