After building our house 6 years ago we had a blank slate to start landscaping. I had several challenges ahead of me, one being no budget for a landscaper, poor clay soil and a back woods
inundated with poison ivy and briars, basically an impenetrable jungle, a slope with washouts and gullies. Tackling one job at a time and finishing it before moving onto the next kept me focused. It's ever evolving but it's come along way from being a muddy mess to my little piece of heaven on earth. Hope you enjoy.
Commented 3 days ago
so creative! rocks are the toughest thing for me to find down here in south fl but they add so
much to a garden--sometimes the achievement is more meaning full when you do it the design on a dime way at least it has been for me--my favorite is roadside finds or craigslist free column!
Every chance I get I go and work on my backyard. Just enjoy being outdoors,especially with my plants.
Commented on May 12, 2013
you are so right--I recently sold my house and garden so that I could use my 61 year old
energy only for the gardens at my rental apts---I have a sunporch in this condo and delight in the plants I grow there--including my coconut palm grown from a coconut (don't ask what I'm going to do with it when it grows to the ceiling) haha
have house on 1/2 acre......front yard grass died so I created low moisture garden with connecting paths using bromeliads, agaves, and other tropical plants---half property is lawn but
front and 1 side are tropical garden --put house up for sale for $258,000 and not sure about leaving garden intact---is it overwhelming? does the garden make it unsaleable?
Commented on Feb 01, 2013
thx stephanie sold house in 43 days to nuclear engineer for the st lucie power plant--moved to
hutchinson island condo---with gardeners! still have the 15 apts with those gardens so I have plenty to do as a landlord---nice to come home from work to a hotel like place with a water view----(getting old)
Recently, my wife Andrea and I decided to shift around what we do with the rooms in our Georgian Colonial, two story home. Our china collection, which is huge, couldn't fit in the
original 13' by 13' dining room. And, we didn't have a place for our equally huge book collection. So, we converted our 19' by 13' family room into the new dining room and moved all the china to the built-ins in there. That left us with an unused dining room. So, we are in the process of converting it to a library for all the books. Large built-ins will cover two opposite walls. We're done with one side now. The pictures show that we started with mid 80s flowery wall paper and now have a fully internally lit build in book shelf that holds 1100 books. We're just ecstatic about it!