Thursday, October 22, 2015

31 Days of Garden Tours - Day 22


This is part two of the Powell garden on Merritt Island.  I've lightened the color on these photos because the pond was shaded and pretty dark.  The photo above shows the camouflage canopy used on the side.  Below is a closer view of the area.


The photos  below show the bamboo pond cover.  Doesn't it look like a sukkah?  



It's covered with confederate jasmine, which grows really well here.  It smell so good when in bloom.
 

I love the touches of blue around the pond, the relaxation area near it, and this arbor made of sea grapes.



The homeowner invited us to step through the arbor to see this sweet surprise.  She sat on her nest atop the ladder, undisturbed by all of the hullabaloo in the yard.  Such a committed mother.


This area, just outside the screened porch, is shaded with another camouflage netting.  I really like this idea.  The homeowner said he ordered it from a military supply on the internet.  Have to do this in my yard.  I love the filtered light.


We were invited into the porch for refreshments.  It is a very inviting, happy space.



And here is the happy couple that made this happy backyard.  They were great, answering everyone's questions, and sharing their wealth of knowledge about xeriscape gardening.


That's all for this garden.  Tomorrow, I'll have another one for you.  I hope you'll stop by again.
Abundant Blessings to y'all, Gail-Friends.


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1 comment:

  1. I felt like I just went on a mini-vacation! Thanks for sharing these pictures. I could almost feel the warmth in the air and the breeze on my face. :-)

    I had never heard of xeriscape gardening before.

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