All posts filed under: Outdoor spaces


amazing fruit salad tree

I think I am going to order one or two of two of  these!    Stonefruit Tree (we have between 2 and 8 grafts available per tree)   – combines Peaches, Apricots, Plums, Nectarines and Peachcot Citrus Fruit (we have between 2 and 8 grafts available per tree) – combines oranges, mandarins, lemons, limes, tangellos, grapefruit and pomellos Multi-Apples (we have 2, 3 or 4 grafts available per tree) – Warm, Temperate and Cold climates Multi-Nashis(Japanese Pears) (we have 2, 3 or 4 grafts available per tree) – Temperate/Cold climates only

nighttime gardens (and a couple of others)

  OK not a garden but I love this photo.  One of the things I love about AZ is evening time when I can see the palm tree silhouettes.  Japanese garden Here’s a book on the subject and another How to Plant an Evening Garden Location: Before you pick a spot, observe the moon’s path for several nights and note where it is least obstructed by trees and casts the fewest shadows. Peacefulness is paramount, so be sure to keep a safe distance from neighbors. What to plant:To ensure the greatest nocturnal visibility, settle on a palette of pale petals and foliage that really stands out at night. Try cleome, fragrant nicotiana (flowering tobacco), ‘White Wave’ petunias, angels’ trumpets, and sweet alyssum. The layout: Plant the front edge of the garden bed with low ground covers. In the middle, use plants that stand between 12 and 24 inches tall. Anchor the back of the garden with plants that are at least two feet high. (Read plant tags to check their height specs.) Make sure soil and light are …


What’s not to love about a porch? Front porch, back porch, side porch…they’re all great.  Ahhhhh summer!  Many a good nap has been taken on my old front porch in Hobart, Indiana.   I sure do miss it.                           

outdoor areas

pretty orchid nap zone! the art work is made out of pebbles pink pampas grass- available from amazon I like the plants that are on top of the fence.  Nice use of space and creates more privacy. purple passion gynura A secret garden!  an outdoor shower. interesting little planter Be warned- bamboo roots can be voracious spreaders.  Look for the non-invasive types or plant in containers.  Some roots are “runners” and others are “clumpers.”  You want the clumping kind. (wealth of information here)