Wednesday, April 29, 2009
The last 3 trees came today - 2 triangle palms and 1 sylvester date palm.
How you may ask, do you get the big trees into such a little garden?
Glad it cleared the roof! Here are the triangle palms with the pink tabebuia in between.
Great job driving the crane.
Friday, April 24, 2009
I celebrated Earth Week by planting trees! I began working on a landscape design the first year I moved down here as part of a course I took. Today the first 6 trees went in. Here they are in the middle of the yard.
Here's my pygmy date palm, Phoenix Robelenii, being planted.
I have 5 of these beautiful cassia trees. They should fill out nicely to block the houses across the water. They have yellow flowers and bloom for a long time. After the second one was planted I saw my first butterfly!
I'm so excited to be starting my garden.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
The gardens are located at:
16700 AOS Lane
Delray Beach, FL 33446-4351
I am just learning about growing orchids. This is a Phalaenopsis, the moth orchid, which is one of the best orchids for growing in the house. The blooms last for months. I bought one at Valentine's day and it is still blooming happily 2 months later.
This is a Paphiopedilum, or lady's-slipper orchid. It looks much like the lady's slippers we see in the woods up north.
This is a Cattleya - I had one of these in my wedding bouquet.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
She has a blue octopus and a green octopus.
We've been going to the park every other day, and she is in great shape. If she didn't have her white face, noone would know she was 9! Happy Birthday Emily!
Friday, April 10, 2009
The gardens were wonderful, and show how much you can do in a small space.
A tropical oasis.
All the men liked the vintage automobiles.
This looks like a great place to live.
The water is such a beautiful turquoise.
The sea grapes form a tunnel that you can walk through.
We have never gone swimming because everytime we've been there we've seen man-of-war. But, its a wonderful place for a walk. Doesn't it make you wish you were in Florida?
Saturday, April 4, 2009
I got there early and it was very quiet and peaceful. I saw what looked like a cat. Upon closer inspection it was no ordinary cat - it was a bobcat. There were actually two of them.