Saturday, February 26, 2011

Tropical Gardening

Living in a tropical climate has many benefits & a few disadvantages. Our recent rains were one of the disadvantages.

Now gardening is wonderful in that we have a very, very long growing season - in fact almost all year. This is great except that everything grows very fast - sort of tropical :)

Creeping Creeper

Not much space on the steps

Without constant maintenance, very soon plants take over - even the house & living areas.

Last weekend I had trimmed the driveway (sorry no photos - will take some later) - we could hardly get the cars in and this morning I decided to tackle the patio. Five hours and a lot of trimming later - here is the end result.

Neat & tidy

No more suckers draining the life from the Tree Fern

We have a swimming pool down there - what a surprise.

Now I am really tired - rest of the afternoon I think I will take it easy.

1 comment:

darlin said...

Wow, it looks like wonderful growth! There sure is a lot of work to keeping everything trimmed but it all looks so beautiful! It's hard to believe this is the same place that you posted photos of not to long ago, that's unreal how fast the water came and now how fast it's dried up.