Saturday, August 4, 2012

Around the House in Late Summer

Here are a few house and yard pictures I took today:

I'm so happy with how lush my foundation plantings are looking these days. I've always wanted the house to be nestled in greenery, and now I'm finally achieving that effect. The beds around the house are full of dwarf wax myrtle, Ocala anise, needle palm, and Shi Shi Gashira sasanquas.

Another picture of my caladiums! I just can't get over how beautiful they are! And they have the prettiest namesFlorida Red Ruffle, Florida Roselight, Florida Sweetheart, Kathleen, Miss Muffet, Moonlight, Pink Cloud, Red Frill. . . . I could keep going. I think I'm becoming a caladium freak.

The front bedroom. I just wanted to show off my little collection of biscuit jars (on the shelf above my dresser).

The side yard, next to the Pond Garden. My planting beds are pretty wild looking, full of native plants growing just the way they want, so I try to keep the grass paths in between neatly mowed and edged to show that all of this is intentional. I don't want the landscape looking simply messy instead of natural.


  1. Gosh your house is so beautiful! I love old homes!

    xo, Strawberry Moth

  2. Oh, thank you! You've made my day!

  3. Your garden looks lovely. I love the way you mixed in native and old-southern favorites like the camellia. It all looks so lush and...HAPPY! It looks like you have a lovely place.

  4. Oh, thank you, Susan. It is such a blessing to finally be getting some rain. Everything is green!

  5. I just found you via Susan from Simply Susan.

    I love your old home and your wonderful gardens.

    Looking forward to visiting you regularly.


  6. Oh, wow. Great! I will visit you too!

  7. Your home is absolutely beautiful - a dream home, really! I love your style (both inside and out).


  8. Thank you, Eli! You made my day!