Lanai Living: Joy By The Numbers
Implants, Imitations and Begonias.
To this transplanted New Englander Joy #1 of Florida living is outdoor dining. Thanks to the climate I'd say there's less than 10 days a year that I don't have my morning coffee on my lanai, and 7 of those days are because it's too cold! I know, it's all relative, but it really does get nippy.
Joy #2 is year-round greenery. Buh-bye Seasonal Affective Disorder! No 50 shades of dreary gray anymore. Green grass 365 days a year is like one giant shag comforter.
5 Ways To Be Productively Lazy
Let's be real: fake is everywhere. Its in our life whether we want it or not. For the sake of playing nice, let's stay with fake objects and not humans for this. Fake can make our lives easier, prettier, happier and but it can also make it unhealthier, deceitful, uglier. Let's focus on the positive.
It's interesting how individuals react to the word fake. For the most part it's seen as negative, but I think that subconsciously it brings up images of fake used badly. Fake tans. Fake boobs (am I dating myself by calling them falsies?). Fake butter. Fake flowers.
Today's Artificial Outdoor Plants: Not Your Nana's Fake Cemetery Flowers
I call it productively lazy. Or should it be selectively productive?
We've all been worker bees for many moons now and it's time to downshift a bit. Still fight the good fight, just don't swing at everything. Use your energy wisely. Aim for zero cleanup. Here are 5 of my favorite things to make life easier yet productive:
These 4 "S" Words Will Help You Choose The Right Planters For Your Lanai.
There's an understandable yuck factor about the word "fake." Forgery, counterfeit, bogus, imitation, false, phony... or the 5 -star vocab words of spurious and ersatz. When used in the context of counterfeit money, bogus claims, forged artwork, phony address, imitation cheese or false promises, it's not a pretty picture.
The 5 Biggest Mistakes In Lanai Landscaping
While your plants are the stars of the show, the containers are the supporting actors. One can certainly outshine the other but if they are aligned in their performance, the display is superb.
Give careful thought to these 4 planter guidelines before you accessorize your Florida lanai, terrace, entryway or courtyard:
Lanais are ubiquitous in Florida. These grown-up playspaces have multiple names - terrace, patio, sun porch, pool deck, veranda, balcony- and come in multiple sizes and configurations. Here in southwest Florida