Friday, September 30, 2011

Floss Silk Tree - The Alba Clone

Take a look at the pink type.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

This Tree Is At The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

This is Alstonia scholaris, thanks to Lans for the name of this tree.

Next week the tree will be full of flowers. This is one of Lans favorite trees.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

One Very Naked House

The house is very attractive, but the landscape is missing. Ten years ago the house had a normal landscape and it looked very nice. Then the widow started removing plants one by one until there was nothing but grass. I could not fathom why she removed all of the of the plants. Last week I got the answer. The elderly woman was a walker and passed our house most every day. I normally would say hello but one day I picked an avocado from our tree for her' and we started talking. She spoke about her allergies and how she had to remove the plants around her house. Now I know that she had a reason.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

La Palma

This building is one of the three original Spanish style hotels from the 20's. For the last forty years it has been the home of haute cuisine. It has changed through the years but it remains a grand restaurant. Notice the courtyard on the left. When the weather is mild, it's the best place to enjoy your meal.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

A New Landscape With 4 Magnolia Trees

These are clones of a Magnolia that will thrive in south Florida.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

In Ten Days The Flower Turns Yellow

September 5, 2011 will show it when it was red.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Old Rock House

This house has been totally refurbished twice in the last 15 years.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Art That We Live With

Today's painting is the back yard of our house in the Florida Keys.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Metro Rail

The elevated train runs parallel to the Dixie Highway (US1) the highway srarts in Key West and it ends in Maine. The train gos through Coral Gables and on to the center of Miami finishing in north west of the county. I use it sometimes because I have a gold pass (over 65 years old) and the trip is free.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Ae Ae Banana

I have grown this Ae Ae banana for more then 45 years. This is the first time that they are in the front of the house.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Saturday, September 3, 2011