Saturday, April 25, 2015

My sister's beautiful tropical garden paradise.

I would like to take you on a little tour of my sister's garden paradise, what a blessing it is. I love her space because is always so inviting and constantly changing, she loves to play and rearrange her garden art. My favorite feature in the garden are the metal butterflies because they look so beautiful intermingled in the over grown foliage. She has lots of  cute sitting areas, hidden little garden paths, lots of wind chimes, a bird feeder and even a two sit swing. But, my favorite spot has to be that garden bench with the comfy coral cushions. I'll take a good book and some cold pink lemonade, please. 

I guess you can say that gardening is in our blood. Maybe because my dad was a farmer in Cuba and then became the owner of a nursery/grower here in Miami. My fondest family memories are those early years in the Nursery. I still remember my dad giving me his daily late afternoon tours. He would show me everything he had accomplished that day. We would walk around and talk about any new arrivals, an interesting customer and of course his folky jokes and stories . Sometime I would be ankle deep in mud with frogs all around me and not a care in the world. I guess is safe to say that every garden reminds me of my dad.       



  1. What a beautiful garden - so lush!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  2. Beautiful Marlene. It neat that the both of you enjoy gardening. What a wonderful way to have memories of your Father. I'm sure as you walk through our garden he is with you.
    I love those hidden treasures in the garden. I want to add a few in my rose area. I like the her "man face" containers. I have see a lot of them lately in garden magazines.
    Please, I do not expect anything in return Marlene. I enjoy sending cards out. I am happy to be able to get them done in time to mail out. I hope I can continue to do so.
    Have a wonderful Sunday.
    Bobbie Lynn

  3. Such a lovely and beautiful garden!! So many pretty things to look at! :)
    Wishing you a lovely week! xo Holly


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