Scenes from our greenhouse—

Recently, we posted a pic of our special bougainvillea and tonight we’d like to share a few more shots. The flowers featured here have been in our 10 x 10 backyard greenhouse all winter. We have hibiscus plants, sago palms, banana trees, a wandering jew, a variegated bougainvillea and that plant with the beautiful orange blooms. We bought it two years ago, and after almost losing it last winter, we were able to nurse it back to health and showcase it in one of our many flower beds over the summer. It was nestled in a corner of the greenhouse this past winter and to our welcomed surprise it started putting out new leaves and beautiful orange blooms a few weeks ago. Long story short- we don’t remember what the plant is called.

If anyone is familiar with it, please feel free to enlighten us….

(we inadvertently forgot to get pictures of our hibiscus plants but we’ll be sure and post some when we do)

Hope you enjoy—-

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A Beautiful Petal

Exciting news:

So, a couple of days ago I went out to check on our prized greenhouse growings before leaving for work. Since I recently removed the plastic walls from the south and east sides, I was able to see the plants without actually entering the greenhouse. When I approached the south side, my eyes were immediately drawn to one of the hanging baskets that holds a bougainvillea plant which has beautiful blooms the same color as the kernels on corn on the cob. Now here’s the interesting part, one of those blooms has what can best be described as a bright pink “stain” running from the center vein to just shy of the outer edge. I thought this was such a beautiful and unusual bloom that I had to share. Enjoy…

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The Treehouse Project

These are pictures of the treehouse we built in our backyard for my little girl. As you can see, it’s not just your everyday treehouse. My daughter wanted a staircase (because she’s afraid to climb a ladder) and she wanted the treehouse big enough for a patio table and a set of chairs. So we obliged her and this is the (un) finished  product. Also, we had no desire to damage the tree by putting nails into it so we built around it instead of into it.
The bottom is obviously unfinished, but not for long. We’ll be closing it in (Phase 2) and adding flowers and shrubs to make it pretty (Phase 3).
Be sure and follow us for updates on the upgrades!
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The Art of Adoption

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What’s it mean to adopt an idea? That’s simple it means to choose that idea.

Ok, how about a way of life? …simple again, that just means you change your life to fit another mold…

What if you adopt a new way of thinking? Well, that basically means out with the old and in with the new.

So what’s your take on adopting a puppy? (smiles) That means you get to take it home and keep it!

    Adoption is an art in it’s purest most precious form. All the research and book reading in the world could never give you a more clear definition, description or understanding of the feelings you’ll experience through adoption – than simply doing it will give. When you adopt another human being, it’s like receiving the Olympic torch.… either the birth mom hands it to you or it is passed to you through an agency liaison… Either way, once you accept it, it’s your job to keep it burning …for always and forever.

Just our opinion… what’s yours?