It takes everything in my power to walk out of Lowe’s or The Home Depot without a plant. One of these days, very soon, I will give in and buy $50 worth of plants – half of which will not survive past July. But for now, I walk around my neighborhood to see what everyone else is doing in their yard.
The first home I visited today is just a couple houses down from my own. I walk past this lovely home almost daily and was happy to get to meet the owner who kindly let me take this picture. What I especially liked about this yard was the entrance to the front door. When I walked through the lush, tunnel-like entrance, it gave me a childlike feeling – like I just found a great little hiding spot. There were statues, a sitting area and a cat nestled in some grass. It oozed personality.
I continued down the road and spoke with a few more people. Through our brief conversations about landscaping, I got a glimpse of the diverse personalities that make up this neighborhood.
I look forward to getting my hands in some soil and making a statement of my own.
Follow this link to find native plants that thrive in the Gainesville area http://www.floridayards.org/fyplants/index.php