Out and about a few weeks ago. The inexpensive paper lanterns gave acheerful, celebratory feeling given to this covered patio area. The designer added ribbons in the same color range, to flutter in the breeze.
Local nursery display. Lots of small succulents and Mangaves. I particularly liked the grey Mangaves matching the grey Dustin Gimbel ceramic towers.
However, last year's design with the grass-green of Acacia 'Cousin Itt' contrasting with spikes of blue Senecio and mounds of silvery Helichrysum--the greater simplicity of less and larger plants seems more soothing. 'Cousin Itt's new-grass green seems to work particularly well with the grey concrete.
Whoa! What's so expensive!?!?!
Not thrilled with this next thing. The design itself is quite attractive. The plants, however, are artificial plastic. Not a plastic fan.
Moving on, a garden I have the privilege of visiting every so often:
Trees that were mature 50 years ago
Very Italian in style.
The house dates from the 1920's.
A treat to visit!
Another garden in the area I visit every so often. It looked wonderful, in its late spring best.
Then, moving on...some days later, from the sublime to the ridiculous.
A classic "What we do to trees" sighting. Yes, those are trees:
Oh, the sights you can see out there.