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It was a small, older home. I mean older in terms of Spring Hill. We're talking 70's. That's like ancient around here, lol. Nothing that would normally knock your socks off except that leading from the driveway to the front door it was a tropical oasis. The likes of which I have coveted ever since first spotting such beauty when visiting my aunt in Fort Lauderdale. I wanted to pull into their drive way. Fix myself a bellini. And casually stroll up that walk way feeling like an exotic goddess with a hibiscus flower carelessly perched behind one ear.
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Now, you're probably thinking "why not just do that at your house, Nat?" (I like that you call me Nat because we're cool like that.) Well, I want to. Believe me, I want to. Issue I have is that I bought a home in a deed restricted neighborhood. Plus side is that it is soooo pretty in here, and everyone has to keep their landscaping and homes in good condition, no rusted out cars on lawns, etc., etc. Negative side is that I can't create a tahitian jungle in my front yard. I'm ever so slowly creating one in the back (shhhhh! I only told you that because we're cool, don't snitch on me, k?) but I have to behave with the front. The pic in my header is my home and you can see that I've added a palm tree and a bird of paradise and am working my way to "controlled tropical" I'm calling it.
Please head over to Lime in your Coconut to read her post, and check out her beautiful tropical landscaping and home while you're there. If you want the full effect grab a little peach nectar and proseco on your way. Or maybe just a sweet tea.