Sunday, January 15, 2012

Bloom Day January 2012

Red  Kalanchoe 
Snow on the mountain (euphorbia leucocephala)  making clouds around the garden
 Starburst clerondendron (clerodendron quadriloculare) making its debut this month

Hello and welcome to Garden blogger's Bloom day where gardeners around the globe show what is blooming in their gardens. It has been a cool month so far with frequent sprinkles. Our dry season starts this month and am hoping that it won't be too dry. For more of what is blooming in gardens around the world take a stroll over to Carol on may dreams gardens
Wishing all a happy, healthy and peaceful 2012!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Facial lift project

A few weeks ago I was asked to make some improvements for a client whose lobby and bar area badly needed a facelift. It was challenging because we had some monsoon weather for about two weeks and had to work between the raindrops.

For the bar area soil mix was put in around the palms after removing the stones. Boston fern and Cardwell lilies were then planted to soften the area.

The pond area I used Travertine tiles for the back wall and glass mosiacs for the pond. Bamboo ginger was added to the side planters.