TROPICAL FLA tropical-landscape
 

TROPICAL FLA

Rock garden, tropical, Florida, bromeliads, river rocks; pots;

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scobdue wrote:
I love this tropical landscaping! How wide and how deep is your planter? - I am also a DIY.
   Comment   January 22, 2013
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koolbeanzzzz
Oh, I really don't know. I would guess about 12-15 feet across, extending 10 feet or so out from the front of the house. You have to get the concrete curbing installed first and back fill with good soil. Depth, I don't really know that either. It's really personal preference to how high you like your landscape beds. My beds are little too low, IMO. When you fill them higher, they look much better and much more professional. I am not a professional. This is a weekend hobby for me. I just put a lot of thought into it though and my landscaping has lasted for several years. I don't have to do much except change the little ground covers that get ratty looking sometimes :)

Thank you and good luck!
January 22, 2013 at 11:35am   
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koolbeanzzzz
One more thing ... I highly recommend weed blocker and rinsing the rocks before they go into the bed. It's a tremendous amount of work initially but pays off big time because you don't get weeds.
January 22, 2013 at 11:37am   
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Karin MarinPsy. D. wrote:
What is the name of the paint
   Comment   November 13, 2012
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Is there an app for Houzz
November 15, 2012 at 11:39am   
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koolbeanzzzz
Snap some pics, upload them to your computer. Go to this link on Houzz: http://www.houzz.com/discussions

That link is on the home page of Houzz. Scroll down and you will see it: Ask the Community .

Since I gave you the link above you can just click on it and you will see were you can post your design dilemma or question. I will start to follow on house so when you do this, I will be notified and can come and comment. But, I am not a designer and don't have any degree in design or architecture. I just love to landscape and decorate my own house. I like to call myself an artist because I LOVE to paint my own artwork for my home too. We are a house full of artists. Both my daughter's paint and my oldest has a minor from the University of Miami in Art. She was also doing sculpture while she attended and some of her work was featured in the UM museum. It was exciting. Anyhow, there will be other people, much more qualified than me, that will probably offer you great advise and suggestions.

Good luck!
November 15, 2012 at 11:50am   
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mandalaybay wrote:
Where can I find the instructions to accomplish this?
   Comment   August 27, 2012
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koolbeanzzzz
Hi klark,

You just need to raise your landscape beds with dirt. Make the highest point up against your house and gradually go lower towards the sidewalk. You probably would need a border so the dirt does not run off.

To do a landscape job as I have done in my home costs between $10,000.00-$15,000.00. Many of my neighbors have had landscapers quote a job like mine. I nearly fell over when I heard how much they would charge. I did it for much, much less doing all of the labor myself with my husband.

Good luck!
January 27, 2014 at 1:49pm   
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klark
Thank you so much for the advice and suggestions! I'm so inspired! Thank you so much for replying so quickly and explaining the process so thoroughly.
January 31, 2014 at 11:00pm   
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abbottt wrote:
BORDER? - WHAT ARE THEY CALLED? WHERE CAN I GET SOME? I LIVE IN THE BAY ARE. THANKS
   Comment   July 20, 2012
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koolbeanzzzz
This is concrete curbing. Check this link or google "concrete curbing" and you should be able to find a professional in your area:
http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=concrete+curbing&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

Good luck.
July 20, 2012 at 6:28am   
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renecoello wrote:
please i need the color code - i like it im leving in dallas can someone help me i need to fing the color code thanks
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koolbeanzzzz
The color is called "Classic Carmel". It was either a Benjamin Moore paint color or Sherwin Williams. I don't remember which one as it's been a few years now. Thanks.
June 12, 2012 at 8:27am   
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lefty47
HI -- Benjamin Moore - Classic Caramel # 1118 It's from the old color deck.
June 12, 2012 at 8:55am   
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amwilson wrote:
the skinny palms....what type of palm are they?
   Comment   March 12, 2012
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koolbeanzzzz
The skinny palms are called King Alexanders.

Thanks.
March 12, 2012 at 11:14am   
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lcwilson07 wrote:
your gutters - Did you paint your gutters the white linen the same color as your trim
   Comment   March 7, 2012
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koolbeanzzzz
I am not a landscape or design architect, but for me the gutters should be the same color as the trim with exception to the downspouts. I had the painter paint the downspouts the same color as my home so they blended in and are not noticeable. Downspouts don't add any curb appeal (unless they are the beautiful copper gutters that are very expensive), so I tried to disguise by painting them the same color as the wall or the trim. Recently, I started to change them over to rain chains though. Becky did a feature on rain chains a while back and I got inspired by it. Below is a picture of my home with the rain chains that I added. For me, they are like adding jewelry to your home :) and you will notice mine are copper tulips with a verde gris finish.

Landscape

Rain chain to the right of the picture; garage side:
Outside

Added rain chain all around my home. This is the back yard by the pergola:
SOUTH FLORIDA

Good luck!
March 7, 2012 at 7:00am   
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