Hell bent and intent on finishing my Saturday to-do list I let the day slip by. Around 8:00pm I finally allowed myself to relax . I thought I'd treat myself to an adult beverage and sit on the deck. Having that in mind, I actually opened my eyes to the world around me. I was awestruck, I put my ale down and had to grab my phone for some spontaneous photos. The evening golden light had appeared for its brief visit. My garden lit up like a paradise. I'm a bit of a plant geek so seeing my man-made tropical oasis light up made me proud so I wanted to share it with you. Know that its too cold for most sub-tropical plants here in the wet and cold wintered Northwest. So I worked hard to recreate that look using plants that would survive here. Some marginally, so I baby them through the winter frosts
Shhhh, just between you and me... I live in a neighborhood that has quite a feral gardeners who grow nothing but native plants and I think the term native is a rebrand of the term weeds and crab grass. In this high heat summer- a freakishly long stretch of temperatures in the 90's, their yards are burned to a crisp and mine is a lush paradise ,except my lawn. Good thing I planned ahead and planted my yard prepped for global warming. Now if only I could grow pineapples and coconuts...
These are not the best photos as I really do not know how to use my SLR mimicking cell phone camera. And the light was dwindling so some are grainy and I apologize. Thanks for indulging me in my moment of pride as my garden comes into full "tropical" splendor. As a plant geek, who likes to share, I'd be happy to answer questions.
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Hey there Today's Creative Life friends, welcome! As a thank you for TCL's love and support in the blogosphere I'm offering Kim's pals a chance to win a $100.00 art shopping spree from my art collection. Kim at TCL has been kind enough to introduce me to you all over the years. She and I teamed up awhile back to makeover her son Lucas's bedroom. You may remember .
Kim challenged me to redo his room with a 300.00 budget. Boy do I love a good challenge. Let's just say I squeaked in at about 297.00. I had just enough left over for a cup of coffee.
That makeover has since become a Pinterest darling and even won best of Houzz 2014, along with one of my nursery designs. What do ya know...
So here's the skinny on the shopping spree-
Welcome to my Embellishments Journal, it's a new feature. I will be posting about some of our projects, sharing pictures and interesting things. Chime in, ask questions and keep your arms and hands inside the ride until it comes to a complete stop. -Aaron