Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Through my garden gate...update







We've been crazed people here lately, anxious to get our lower lawn shaped up into some semblance of a courtyard garden. The photos walk you down from the pool and follow the new path way through the gate into the main patio below and then back up. We are putting down sod on the right side of the path leading down and through the gate and have tons more mulch and about 3 more palms to acquire and plant. It is still a work in progress but we are making headway.

Yesterday afternoon, E called for me to come see our visitor to the garden. While I was expecting one of the huge butterflies who are attracted to our butterfly friendly plants, I was not prepared for the tiny emerald green hummingbird. I was so unprepared that the photo I finally took, came out unrecognizable. I have one of my camera ready and on my night stand just in case the tiny bird returns. I will also be getting a couple of hummingbird feeders today to encourage his return.

Hope your day is a good one.

12 comments:

Aimie said...

Your home is beautiful!

:Jayne said...

Wow! What a difference! I may have to put in a room reservation sometime! I miss ya'll!
Put in lots of red to attract those hummers too!

:J

Angie said...

Beautiful Jules. I hope the hummingbird returns.

Mae said...

Beautiful. It looks like a true paradise.

Sbing Arlene said...

Lovely....worth all of your hard work! Can't wait for the hummer pic!

Denita said...

Jules, your garden is magnificent as I knew it would be!!! Hope you had a fabulous Mothers Day. Once settled in my new store I want to get together with you and E.

Miss ya,
Dee

Kip said...

It looks terrific!

Michele L from Tampa said...

coming along very nice! really beautiful. can not wait to see it in person. I know pictures are wonderful but seeing live is amazing. smooches

Chris said...

hotel de Jules is looking marvelous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jenelle said...

Jules it looks amazing!!!!

croppin carla said...

WOW you have a beautiful garden.

Deb said...

Hey, you finished! It looks great! Your house is so beautiful. We had a great time with you and Gene. Thank you for lunch. Wish we could have stayed longer. The next time we'll bring our bikes and spend the night. Hugs and kisses to all the boys.