ROBIN_HOOD write: Ready~ What a fantastic looking garden! I'm not kidding, you've done a great job. Love the flagstone area.
I'll have to see what pics I have of my Adirondack farm which shows my veggie garden but here are some of my Florida home garden.
Hey Sir Robin!
Thanks very much, I get much enjoyment from it, especially this year! But alas, the gardening season tis coming to an end :(
But I have enough evergreens to keep it interesting even in the winter, the dogwood branches turn bright red and the corkscrew hazel has wonderful twisted branches. I do winter planters with white pine boughs, red dogwood & magnolia leaves lit up with white mini lights on the deck outside my kitchen so I have something nice to look at on those dull, cold, grey days.
Your pic is lovely too, being in a tropical climate certainly has its advantages with plant materials and of course climate :). I look forward to seeing your other pics too! Always nice to have a fellow gardener posting.
Here's a pic of my view from a cottage that we rented in Northern Ontario for 5 years. Now this is what I'd love to look out on everyday! White pines, gorgeous rock formations and an 85 year old cottage! I just love being on the water :)
beautynbrains4u write: Hi barb, Are you familiar with indoor plants? About the only plants that can survive me are cactus and aloe vera, LOL! My son e mailed me and wants to get "hardy plants" for his dorm room. I suggested the above and maybe a rubber plant. Any ideas??
Spider plants are great, grown in any amount of light, love being potbound & enjoy crowded roots so don't have to be repotted till they're bursting from the pot. Water them once a week when the topsoil is dry, let it run out the bottom, and they're good to go.
Jade & rubber plants are good too. Only killer is too much water. They like light, so place near a window. Jades need a big pot as they grow fast & get top heavy and easy to tip over. Rubber plants don't need to be repotted often, but like the jade, become quite top heavy.
If he likes palms, try a parlour palm as they don't require much light or water.
Ivy is great for mantles or hanging baskets, pathos or devil's ivy are best, they don't require much light or water, & leaves get bigger as plant grows.
Aloe plants like a lot of light but are very durable.
All plants are grouped by light requirements, if he does a search for low maintenance houseplants, he'll find a ton of info. Hope this helps :)
Are you familiar with indoor plants? About the only plants that can survive me are cactus and aloe vera, LOL! My son e mailed me and wants to get "hardy plants" for his dorm room. I suggested the above and maybe a rubber plant. Any ideas??
Here is a pic of my extended backyard, I back onto a park which backs onto a golf course & have beautiful, mature, tall trees that make you feel you're surrounded by nature. I love when the last rays of sunshine hit the trees!
Jacobite, your pics are gorgeous! I love lilies, but those are particularly beautiful. I heard, but don't quote me, that deer don't like reds and oranges so be thankful for that. A friend of mine has trouble at her cottage with the deer eating everything, and she mentioned the colour preference.