|Carolyne Roehm's Charleston Home|
It is interesting to me that over more than a decade of Chinoiserie Chic, I have found very few homes to post about with Chinoiserie at the front entrance. Carolyne Roehm's Charleston home is a lovely example with several pairs of topiaries in blue and white Chinese porcelain. Since English boxwood does not like South Florida, Eugenia is used here instead and is easily found in all of these topiary shapes. Lowe's and Home Depot sell them in abundance. Also note the pair of smaller containers with English ivy. I have really been enjoying working in the garden here. It's lovely to be able to garden all year long. Gardening in sand is also much different than the heavy clay soil I am so used to. It is so much easier to plant things, but on the negative side the lack of nutrients in the sand make diligent fertilizing necessity. And this time of year armadillos are having their babies and like digging up the yard. Such unusual looking animals! And the other day there was a pair of baby sandhill cranes in the yard.