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Landscaping And Outdoor Entertainment Area

 

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Sorry about slacking on posting recently, but we’re trying really hard to finish our outdoor entertainment area. I thought I’d share a few pictures to kind of give you an idea of where we are going with this whole project.

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Myer Lemon Tree

Trees With Faces

Mission Fig Bush

Hanging Herb Garden

Haas Avocado Tree

Cactus Garden

Bistro Area and Herb Garden

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outdoor entertainment area

Expansion of patio

Having a large backyard is awesome. I have this vision in my head on how everything should look when it’s finished. Laying the stones for the entertainment area is a huge job. Steve is doing the job himself. Working full time, he manages to squeeze time in whenever he can. As you can see, we’re almost to the end of the house. Then we have to start laying them outwards from the house. I’m looking forward to having this outdoor kitchen and be able to have family and friends over. My friends have waited patiently for this day to come, we’re getting there!

My avocado tree is still in a pot. I want to let the tree get a bit stronger before placing it in the ground. I’m thinking the Jasmine vine, that I have behind the sitting area, I’m going to replant alongside one of the big trees. It’s going to look great climbing up the tree. I can then place the avocado tree in its place. That’s my plan.

We have such large trees that there are some areas where grass doesn’t grow. That’s the area around the bird bath. I’ve planted Crotons there, in a half moon pattern, to bring some color to that area. I took these pictures at the end of our winter season. You can see the leaves are starting to come back on the trees and the Crotons. I’ve hung some solar lights from the branches that look amazing at night. I also have Crotons along the back of the house. They are the one plant that can take the heat that Florida dishes out.

My cactus garden I really love. I thought by placing the white stones around that area was perfect.

You also can see I have a hanging herb garden where I grow my delicate herbs. Chives, rosemary, and kale do better in the ground. Listen, it took me a while to figure out what grows better and where! That brings me to the Hydrangea. Hydrangeas are my favorite and I wanted to have one of my own. Every time I planted one, it just didn’t make it. It’s all about location, location, location!

Well, this is where we’re at for our vision of an outdoor entertainment area. I hope you’ll keep checking back to see when our project is finally done.

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Expressing Who You Are Through Outdoor Living

 

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It’s a long process landscaping of your home. You want to be as proud of the outside as you are the inside. Being able to do this on a budget takes time, but you’ll slowly see the progress.

My baby Myers lemon tree with its perfect citrus fruit to my cactus garden shows the eclectic vision of what’s yet to come. My goal is to have an outdoor kitchen and dining area for entertaining. For now, I’m starting with the surrounding areas.

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