A Year of Gardens – Day 26

A summer visit at JJ DeSousa’s home in Portland 2014. Viva de colores. I think that is French, or Italian, or just some language I mangled where I’m trying to say, “Look at all this great color!!”

Jj De Sousa, a Portland designer, lives life in color.

Charlotte Weychan in a pensive moment

Her home is a reflection of her eclectic and fun shop Digs – Inside and Out.

Doesn’t everyone dream of a three carrot gate? 

Check out the old pigeon coops on the wall growing succulents

 

A Year of Gardens – Day 24

Last January the Colonel and I were in Kauai, Hawaii and were able to visit Allerton Botanic Garden.  There was much to see in design and flowering plants that were stunning, but the roots on the Giant Australian Fig Trees (Moreton Bay Figs) kept me mesmerized. Wouldn’t it be fun to grow up playing hide and seek among these roots?