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I am a green-horn-green-thumb! I am enjoying transforming the garden around my vintage 1925 Spainish Revival Casita. I enjoy collecting cactus and succulants in pots, and in my backyard courtyard, am creating a tropicalesque garden. I have a weakness for orange flowers, but I love all the "hot" colors such as red, fushia (lots of bougenvilla), yellow, and chartreuse as they look good under the intense southern california sunshine. I plant Portulacas and geraniums in pots. I have brugmansia, calla, canna, hibiscus,and dahlias, ferns, papayrus, and birds of paridise, that compliment the huge lantana bush that nearly has covered one side of the house. The humingbirds love it, and are always having little battles for the best flowers.
I also enjoy shopping for antiques with my husband, our amazon parrot, an old siamese cat, collecting latin american handicrafts, and classical music. I spend way too much money on flowers, but I'm addicted!

I live in: United States

My zone is: southern CA

My favorite forum 1 is California Gardening.

My favorite forum 2 is Tropicalesque Garden.

First registered on February 12, 2003 .