Yesterday was gardening day. The previous owners of my home were clearly not gardeners, and many of the shrubs desperately need macro and micronutrients and I picked them up for some TLC for the garden. This will improve the blooming on the Ixora, Hibiscus, and Bougainvellia. I also hand pruned everything.
I found this photo above of Carolyne Roehm's Charleston garden with palms alternating potted in blue and white Chinese porcelain fishbowls and in the ground. Quite stunning. I have a narrow side yard on the south side of the house that I'm thinking something like this would be lovely. Not exactly like this of course, but this got my wheels turning.
I actually spoke with the chairman of Compliance in my community yesterday and ascertained that there are no limitations on planters in the side or back yards.
On another subject, I mentioned that my wardrobe has turned into colorful maxi dresses and sandals. Here are my two latest from J.Crew - not for gardening though.
And on another topic, I have decided to try one of these premium delivered dog foods like Farmer's Dog or Ollie. Have any of you tried these - not personally - your dog - LOL? Margot votes for McDonald's french fries. The two of them also adore the Taco Bell 7 layer bean burrito.
My handyman is coming over for the day and I hope to get through a bunch of items on the punch list so that I can move forward on things like scheduling the wallpaper hanger. Oh no - he just texted and canceled. Darn it.
Also on the To Do List is some garage organization. I'm thinking about having the garage floor epoxied. Any experience with that?