Thursday, July 2, 2009

the Yard...

Kelly is hosting Show Us Where You Live on Fridays and since I have a yard and I have pictures of the yard, I thought I'd share.

First, I must confess that the condition of the yard and all the things surrounding the yard are not the fruit of my labor. My husband has the green thumb in the family and can get just about anything to grow. His heart's desire is to have a tropical garden year round. Except that we do not live in a tropical climate. (Remember this?) I do choose the tomatoes and the herbs (notice I said "choose", not "care for?") Anyway, welcome to my yard.

This is a partial view coming up the sidewalk to the front door. We have calla lilies blooming on the porch and a little bamboo water fountain thing sitting next to the steps.
You never know what you'll find in growing/blooming in our yard. There are several lilies,
a couple of citrus trees, including orange, lime, and lemon. (good news! we may have three lemons for the annual "gathering of the lemon" this year!),
sixteen to eighteen plumeria (don't forget, we do not live in a tropical climate. What goes out must come in.),

various herbs such as basil, rosemary, lavender and thyme,
the beautiful dinner plate hibiscus (we had a pink one and a white one and somehow ended up with a multi colored one as well.),

two little ponds, complete with goldfish, water hyacinths and water lilies (and a frog named Trevor that stowed away in the house one winter),


daffodils in the spring,
Mabel, the aristocrat pear (he was a welcome home after surgery present that I insisted was a boy named Mabel in my post-operative medicated state),



and of course no tour of our home would be complete without a picture of our loyal basset hound, Elwood. I'm fairly sure he's plotting the fall of civilization while resting underneath Mabel's branches.

8 comments:

Abba's Girl said...

Beautiful pics and 3 lemons - yea!

Love, Annette H

Karen said...

I might have lemon treats to share this year. Woo Hoo!

mom said...

I absolutely love your plumeria. Since I've never heard of them, I'm guessing they would NOT grow up here. So thank you for posting pictures so I can enjoy their beauty :-)

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

Heather said...

Gorgeous flowers!!! I love them all!

Karen said...

I'm not sure plumeria are supposed to grow here either. Of course, they move to their "winter" home in the fall. (My mother-in-law's shower.)

Michelle said...

Beautiful flowers! Looks like your husband is on his way to his tropical garden!

ageffert said...

Wow--so beautiful! I love all your flowers. We had a plumeria that made it through Ike, with lots of branches broken. I took the broken branches and just put them in a pot with some good potting soil and tied them together for support. And this year, I have two plumeria trees! Love your pear tree almost as much as Elwood.
Thanks for sharing your home, your heart. Love, A

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