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Happy Gardening and Best Wishes,
|My sketch of a few design ideas|
|My sketch of a few design ideas|
|Just perfect for Valentines Day...coleus, bloodleaf & alocasia 'lutea'|
|One of our new additions: colocasia 'blue Hawaii"...super saturated colors in the light!|
|Ornamental bananas, aloe blooms, dracena 'lemon-lime'|
and green wart ferns growing as ground cover.
|Yes, you are seeing correctly, this "lost-tag" orchid is growing upside down in|
our simpson stopper tree but it's still producing beautiful flowers (top right).
Lower right is one of our air plants blooming.
|Melbourne Beach, Fl.|
|From top left to right: desert cassia tree, swamp milkweed with|
monarch butterflies, spicy jatropha tree & firebush with zebra
|The top left giant swallowtail caterpillar is on our wild lime and the butterfly to the right |
of it is on a purple porterweed we used to have. The black swallowtail caterpillar
in the lower left is on our dill & the black swallowtail butterfly picture is
from Stephanie Sanchez's website.
|From left to top right: an orange-barred sulphur butterfly emerging from it's|
chrysalis, a polydamas catterpillar on our Dutchman's pipe vine, a gulf
fritillary butterfly just out of its chrysalis & a spanworm on 'snow-on-the-mountain'
bush which will turn into a small white-tipped black moth.
|From left to top right: a question mark butterfly, a monarch butterfly|
& the topside of the question mark butterfly.
|Wild flower prairie style or cottage garden...free form with an organized chaos look.|
Most flowering plants will self seed allowing more plants to grow.
Pictures from the book Butterfly Gardening for the South by Geyata Ajilvsgi.
|If your ground is wet then build a deck above ground|
with bog plants like papyrus, ferns & colocasia's.
|A rain chain & natural stone help disperse water rather|
than have a river run through it
|Use native bog type plants in areas that remain moist and shady.|
|Plant a "rain garden"...I saw this picture on Houzz and though I think this is a very creative|
idea. Though I would have attached a long perforated pipe to the downspout &
buried the pipe in the ground as a French drain to move the water further from the
house. This looks like it would create a mess by pushing that beautifully done job
right outta there. Never underestimate the force of water, lol.
|Eco-pavers for your driveway or pathway|
|This little area was a continual problem for one of our client's. Their a/c drain line constantly made this area a mucky algae mosquito pit. We dug about 14" down, regraded the area to slope towards the ferns, layered it with course sand, crushed rock and topped it off with decorative landscape rock. We also added a few water loving ferns in a mulch bed which will fill in nicely. There is so much under the ground here like pipes, concrete footers & partial slabs that simple is sometimes the best solution.|
|Add a dry creek bed sloping water away from the|
house...how beautiful is this just on it's own!?!
Great job Lisa Wilcox Deyo!
|Water features, rain chains and rain barrels are all excellent|
solutions to water issues as well.
|This morning's surf session at Pompano Beach :)|
Nothing doing, just a great beach day!
|Amaryllis bulb blooming, cardinal flower (odontonema strictum)|
and the beehive ginger in bloom.
|Some our orchids in bloom|
|Rhynchostylis gigantea alba & a staghorn fern that showed up|
one day on our palm...should I remove it?
|Rhynchostylis gigantea 'spots' x rhyn. gigantea 'spots' & an|
'lost tag' dendrobium
|From the top left: our vegetable garden, a fav spot of mine in our|
backyard & costa ginger blooms that hummingbirds visit for nectar.
|Alocasia 'portora', a collection of bright color in a blue glazed pot & one of my fav's, an anthurium 'chocolate beauty'|
|Fort Lauderdale beach cam|
|Beautiful ficus hedge, huh? This is what white-fly's doing|
to many plants all over South Florida.
Call PIP pest control, they are here to help!
|From left to right: odoratissimum awabuki, suspensum & Walter's viburnum.|
|Indian hawthorn hedge, informal shrubs & pink flowers.|
|Myrsine hedge, a solitary myrsine shrub &|
a close up of the inconspicuous flowers.
|Maidenbush at Plant Creations, an incredibly awesome nursery|
in Homestead, FL.
|Wax myrtle hedge, berries and stand along shrub.|
|Natural eugenia hedge, trimmed curvy hedge & solitary plants.|
|Marlberry flowers, tall shrub & berries.|
|My sister & I both made these incredibly super easy awesome|
outdoor decorations called sparkle balls. The hardest was
finding 9oz clear plastic tumbler cups especially for a decent price.
|A collage of a few Christmas vignettes throughout our house|
|Working at one of our residential client's home.|
|Working at one of our commercial properties |
fertilizing a few lack luster performers.
|Some new additions to the veggie garden- lemon grass,|
red oak lettuce, jalapeno pepper, serrano pepper, ancho pepper,
parsley, dill and sweet mint.
|The Oregon snap peas are finally starting to take off &|
they already have little pea pods on them.
|Bc. Maikai 'mayumi' HCC-AOS (2002) in my guava tree|
|Epc. Plicaboa (c. bowringiana x c. plicatum)|
|Epc. Plicaboa (c. bowringiana x c. plicatum) in my Biscayne Prickly Ash tree|
|A little flower arrangement I made of some of our plants:|
Panama rose, orchid bloom & lady palm fronds.