Inspiration Disney

Agave, Gardens, Gravel, Uncategorized

I have been absent from the blog for a bit because our family took a trip to Walt Disney World. We spent a few days visiting all the parks, meeting characters and riding rides. Our favorite park was Epcot and traveling around the world, but James loved Magic Kingdom.

Disney does a wonderful job transporting you to each destination with the use the landscape and plants. Below are some snap shot

Agave americana and Aloe

Bamboo fence and Liriope

Huge Agave!

Vignette of planters at the Italian pavilion at Epot

Hundreds of ornamental Kale planted under olive trees

Dry creek bed lined with Liriope

Variegated Yucca

I am not sure what this is but I am working on it..can anyone help?

Tons of tropical texture

Ah...takes me back to Versailles

Massive 5'+ Agave americana! So beautiful...

Steal this Look – Rustic Italian

Agave, Boston Ivy, Gravel, Italian, Rhododendron, Steal this Look, Wisteria

While searching some older magazines I came across this image of a Italian courtyard.The garden is located outside Milan Italy and does not look like a typical Italian (Tuscan) garden. I am an advocate for covering garden walls/homes with ivy and climbers to provide additional interest to your garden. Here are some details if you like this look and would like to recreate with the same plants (plus a few tips).
Happy Planting!

Seen in Veranda September 2009