|Mark D. Sikes|
My HomeGoods seems to be getting in more and more blue and white Chinese porcelain. Every time I see a nice piece I think to myself, can I really use another? And it makes me so happy to see rooms like this one and think, "Sure!" Luckily, it seems that all blue and white Chinese porcelain works well together. I think the only exception is perhaps those with background colors that are more celadon or gray that seem off combined with very white backgrounds. At any rate, this is a lovely space with blue and white, rattan, wicker, orchids, stripes, and Greek key - all favorites of mine. And a dozen pieces of blue and white Chinese porcelain.
I put in a bed of Foxtail Ferns yesterday. What a difference planting in this loamy sand as opposed to heavy clay in NOVA. The planting holes here dig themselves.
|Foxtail Fern - Asparagus Meyeri|
I was also looking at succulents for my topiary alligator. Luckily, succulents are very prevalent down here and very inexpensive as well. I especially like the way this topiary was done. I told you there is a limit on decorative objects in your garden here. This will drive them nuts - is this plant material or a decorative object? I would argue it's a plant.