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Outdoor Wall Art

Posted by Jake on 22 July, 2009

Last year at Wal-Mart I saw these garden wall art in the garden center area. I really liked them and wanted to buy them, but they were $20 each and I wasn’t willing to pay that price. In May I saw the Elephant Ear one and the Leaf one and they were marked down to $10 each, I only bought the Elephant Ear one. Right before the Fourth of July I saw they were marked down to $6, so I bought the leaf one. The two plaques are located on the wall next to my porch under the cover by the door. I think they are a great “welcome” pieces.

I bought the Elephnat Ear one because I obviously love Elephant Ears.

Elephant Ear Plaque

Elephant Ear Plaque

I decided to get the leaf one as well because it reminds me of the autumn that Florida is devoid of.
Leaf Plaque

Leaf Plaque

Here are both together to show how they hang on the wall. They are crooked, but hey the stucco is hard to drill into and there were two screw holes in the back of the plaques.
Here They Are Together

Here They Are Together

Thanks for reading,
Jake
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Mailbox Bed Renovation

Posted by Jake on 13 July, 2009

Last fall I planted two Mums and two Bush Daisies for an autumn scene at the mailbox. This past spring I moved the Mums around back and planted different annuals. The Bush Daisies just kept growing and growing and as they were they were smothering the annuals and the Purple Fountain Grass. I decided yesterday the Bush Daisies had to go; they had grown from small $3 annuals to small shrub size plants.

At Home Depot I picked up three pots of Heliconia and a Croton ‘Mammy’. That is seriously what the tag on the Croton said, lol. I planted them and divided the Lirope that was already there and left the Purple Fountain Grass. The area now look a lot better and less growded. It is also nice to add more of a tropical look t the front yard. Now lets go on to the pictures:

Mailbox Bed Sideview

Mailbox Bed Overview

Mailbox Bed Overview

Heliconia Bloom

Heliconia Bloom

Croton 'Mammy'

Croton 'Mammy'

 

Thank you once again for visiting,

Jake

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Three New Plants

Posted by Jake on 6 July, 2009

Right before I left for Kentucky in June I planted a Peruvian Daffodil, Hymenocallis festalis. Well, I forgot about it until yesterday I noticed something coming through the mulch. At first I thought it was an Amaryllis, but I knew I hadn’t planted an Amaryllis there. Anyway, I am now excited again, because it is like a new plant that I now have, but forgot about.

Purvian Daffodil

Purvian Daffodil

The second new plant is called Rough Horsetail, Equisetum hyemale. It is a plant that I was interested when I lived in Kentucky, but never actually purchased it. What reminded me of it was at an amusement park called Kings Island in Ohio that I visted when I was in Kentucky. It was planted near a que line for a roller coaster and I sw it and thought to myslef what it was. It finally came to me and I was like, “I have to get some of it.”, so I did.

Horsetail

Horsetail

While looking online on the site I bought the Horsetail I saw the Broadleaf Cattail,  Typha latifolia. I know it is an odd purchase, but I like the way they look and thought I would try one out. We will see how it goes and I will ofcourse report it here.

Cattail

Cattail

 

I got the Horsetail and Cattail from a nursery in Memphis, TN called Dove Creek Gardens. I ordered them on a Friday night and they arrived last Friday for me to plant. I would reccomend them for your Ornamental Grass, Bamboo, and Water Garden Plant needs.

I hope you had a great Fourth of July and I hope you have a great week. We are suppose to get quite a bit of rain through Thursday, I really hope the weatherman is right.

Jake

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New Additions

Posted by Jake on 17 June, 2009

I went to Home Depot yesterday and picked up some new plants. I wasn’t planning on getting any…or was I? I thought about not getting anything after I decided to ge three thing because of the heat and the lack of rain. I mean we hit 99F yesterday and have been in the mid to upper 90’s for awhile. I ended up getting and bringing home Areca Palm,  False Aralia and Firecracker Plant. While I was driving home I noticed it was getting dark towards the beaches direction and knew I need to get home. I wanted to get the plants in the ground before that sweet rainfall fell, these plants need a good natural before they have to go through the heat of today. I was able to get it all planted even with thunder and lightning all around me. I was able to split the Areca Palm in 5 differnt locations.

We ended up getting over about 2.50″ of rain after our afternoon storm and the storm after midnight today. I think the new plants have had plenty of natural water. I now will probably need to cover them today to shade them from the strong 90F sun. I will also need to water them so they have plenty of care before I leave Thursday morning for Kentucky.

Have A Great Day,

Jake

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