*under construction*

19 October 2009

Snorkling... in the backyard?

Isn't this dreamy?
No, it's really not the shallow waters of some beautiful white-sanded beach destination!
Believe it
or not
... it's an above-ground bed of succulents in the Sunset test gardens in Northern California.


Okay, back to digging through the huge landscape file on my computer - I saved photos of outdoor light fixtures somewhere and can't remember what I named it. Le grrrr. I ran across this one and just had to share it =)
I'll be back tomorrow with some light fixture choices I want you to help me make for the outside of my (finally) fully painted Museville!
xo Isa


niartist said...

Mmmmmm! SUCCulents! LOL! I love this ... like, REALLY love this. It reminds me of those gorgeous little mini-gardens they have that up close look like massive gardens ... you know what I'm talking about? LOL! I hope you do! Like fairy gardens, I think that's what they're called! Oh, anyway - lets make one! Love you twin!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oh wow. I love this!!

Enzie Shahmiri said...

It is beautiful. Have you seen the succulent section on my Garden Delights Blog ?

Deborah said...

That truly is beautiful. I guess I should adapt a bit after all these years and allow in ONE desert plant...

Windlost said...

Oh my, that is stunning. I love underwater architecture above ground. haha.

Hope you are doing okay! My computer usually crashes when I try to comment on your site. It is crazy. I have tried several times, but for some reason, it seems to reject your music (which I love) in combination with the commenting. Crazy! So, I am without music but able to comment tonight. Did you change something??

xo Terri

bikim said...

Wow!!! I've seen succulents used in pots, but this is amazing! love it! thanks for sharing.
Take care,

vicki archer said...

This does remind me of under the sea and mermaids for some reason...xv

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

I love your blog so much I can hardly stand it. It's not just that you have a brilliant eye its your use of colour, texture, movement... Well done Lady. Thanks for sharing I'll visit often now I've found it.
All the very best

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

fantastic!! Who knew?!

I am so in love with succulents lately...they just don't love our weather that much!

cityfarmer said...

only in California!!!

I have a few in the garden, but not year-round ... boohoo

Tracey said...

WOW that is dreamy...so cool!!!

:) T

Tracy @ Comfort and Luxury said...

Yes it does look like an underwater scene... complete with curly-legged starfish preparing to skitter away.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Isa
How wonderful!! I've never seen succulents so colourful before and one almost looks like an octopus sitting on a rock.

PS Thanks for your lovely comments.. x Julie

DesignTies said...

Wow, that's the coolest garden!! It looks almost like it came out of a fairytale!!

I hope you find your light fixture file. I have the same problem -- I save pictures that I like, and then I forget where I saved them or what I called them!!


Crystal said...

Oh I love it!
It's like having a mermaids garden right in ones own backyard. So lovely!