My Florida sister, Betsy, reads Cultivating Paradise every now and then. She's so sweet and tells me how much she learns from it - how beautiful the pictures are - yadda, yadda, yadda. Well, today she's coming for a visit. I know she expects to see a lush and well maintained garden. A picture may be worth a thousand words - but it doesn't always tell the whole story.
I shot this Cardboard Palm, Zamia furfuracea, yesterday. (Don't you just love the seed stems - and just wait until they open up and expose the bright red seeds! - but that's another post) Back to my "disclosure" - I would expect this plant is located in a beautiful, well-kept bed - but zoom out, and here, is where she is really residing. . . . .
One of the "staging areas" for our house remodeling . . . Isn't it lovely? - complete with an above ground line to the contractor's toilet. I hope "strolling in the garden" is not on her to-do list.
Sitting on the patio won't be too relaxing either . . .
And, finally my favorite item - our newest garden accessory - the outdoor potty. We had a hurricane in July and it was one of the few items left standing . . .
Pictures don't lie - but what you see may not be what you get . . .