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Let's Dish With Linda Lou

Sharing My Recipes, My Life, And The Food Tale Of Two Cities

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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Outdoor Dining At Home

Outdoor dining at home. What better way to spend the day. Watch in the upcoming weeks how Steve and I are landscaping and building an outside kitchen for entertaining.

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Hydrangeas

 

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In my earlier post on this beauty, I talked about how hard it was for me, here in Florida to grow my favorite flower. I can tell you I have spent a lot of money trying to figure out the right lighting, how much water, and how often to water. It has paid off so far. I was so determined to make this work.

Last year we had a very old and large tree removed from the backyard. Due to our storm season and the bad weather that comes along with that, if a tree looks like it may be a danger, it has to come down. Not to worry, another tree was planted, in a different location, to take its place. It’s never easy to watch these magnificent and very large trees be dismantled.

Anyway, left was a large mound of mulch where the tree once stood. I looked at that mound every day, thinking to myself, this is a constant reminder of what was left. Then it hit me, this is the place. I went to our local nursery and bought a hydrangea, then another and another. Every day I go out back and just gaze at their beauty.

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Lavender

Lavender

Living in the south can sometimes be a challenge when trying to grow certain plants. The sun is so strong and the humidity is so high at times that I can barely stand it, let alone the plants.

One of my absolute favorite plants is lavender.  When I’m visiting my daughter in San Francisco, I noticed they grow like crazy up there.

They do sell lavender here so I’m assuming they should grow here. Someone somewhere is playing a bad trick on me. because I can’t seem to keep one alive. I couldn’t help myself I bought another one and I’m gonna try again.

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