One of the projects I’ve been working on for a few weeks was our overgrown forest of our lanai.
Funny, as a kid it was called the pool deck (the public pool deck!)
….I’m all sorts of hoity toity these days.
It was too much for me to contain, too much for me to clean up (the droppings!) too much for my visual brain to take in.
It was a mere four years ago that I spent weeks re-doing all the plants on the lanai….you know, so they would be small and easy to manage.
Then one day I woke up and it looked like the jungle.
Al Capone AND Amelia Earheart might be in there….one would never know!
I asked. I begged. I pleaded. Then I threw money at my lawn guy: I need help!!!
He is a kind one; who also enjoys when people throw money at him.
So, he and a helper ripped almost everything out
That was not a job for Suz….I just knew it would be too much for me.
I’m getting OLD dagnabbit!
We came up with a simpler plan and he also reconfigured the irrigation as well.
Since we were going to go even simpler on the ground, he offered to put in a few hanging plants with a drip system. I shouted YES!
I thought he meant a coffee drip system…but whatever.
Once the landscaping part was done, I needed to pressure wash and re-stain the concrete.
( I did all the potted plants myself because I’m a pot head!)
I’m so digging my blue pots!
|Ground orchids overlooking my crotch orchids. Serendipity!|
|Bromeliads in various colors & varieties|
|Go ahead and admit it, this is the prettiest stained concrete you’ve ever seen.|
|All I need now is a cocktail with an umbrella…..and a cabana boy to deliver it!|
When are you arriving? Please, don’t bother bringing anything….unless it’s in a chilled bottle!
Have a great weekend. I will be MIA next week with my wonderful people in town and us getting ready for the graduation festivities.
Don’t do anything crazy while I’m away. But if you do, take pictures!