Florida Tropical Bali/Moroccan Oasis
I posted my yard on Rate My Space and someone suggested that I should post it here. So here you go ... We live in Florida and landscaping is sometimes difficult because of the hot, dry, humid conditions. But, I wanted to create a unique look for our home and have designed and labored to bring it to where it is now. We really enjoy the back mostly.
2 of 29: Added curtains later to the porch. $20.00 painter's tarps from Home Depot hung on iron curtain rods.
5 of 29: My daughter wrote this poem for me about my garden. I washed the wall with glaze and paint to make it look aged and then together we stenciled the poem on to the wall; A lot of sweating in the heat to do it, but it was worth it.
8 of 29: Statue purchased from an import store in Miami. It is from Bali and made from volcanic rock. I think it weighs about 500-lbs! I dug a shallow hole, placed a stepping stone inside to make it level, placed Buddha inside the hole, mixed & poured concrete to secure him; He's gone thru Hurricane Katrina and Wilma!
13 of 29: Confederate Jasmine in bloom; Smells amazing between that and the Japanese Honeysuckle that is on the pergola;
17 of 29: My Purple Walking Iris; Sometimes it has 60 flowers in a day .. they open in the morning and close when the sun goes down and then we have to wait another day or so, for another show :)
22 of 29: Purchased this little pond on-line, dug the hole and installed the pond myself. Added 3 orange goldfish and 1 black goldfish according to Feng Shui rule :)