Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sunday In My Backyard

Thought I would share a few pics of my backyard that I was working in today. A bit of weeding and planting more space-filling and neglect-loving agave plants. A hot day in Brisbane today with a temperature of around 30 degrees Celsius. The backyard is looking very green, lush and  tropical at the moment because of all the previous wet weather. Be my guest and take a stroll...














Queensland has been experiencing a severe salt shortage after the Bajool salt mines south of Rockhampton were flooded. Compounding the problem, one of the refineries was also flooded and transport routes south were affected.

Our pool is a salt water pool and we had already been using extra salt (just like every other salt water pool owner!)  because of the heavy rain we had been experiencing. The good news is that it is now back on the shelves today and after adding 125kgs of salt we now have a healthier pool.






I hope you enjoyed a quick stroll through my sub-tropical backyard. 

25 comments:

Sarah B said...

It is absolutely stunning - so lush! It must be like being on holiday on a tropical island walking through your yard. I love the height and depth of it -that's something mine lacks :)

A Treasured Past said...

Hi Pam, your backyard is looking gorgeous and the pool very inviting. It leaves our weedy yard for dead.

**Anne** said...

Your yard is beautiful, lovely and green and looking very healthy. I'm glad you have salt for your pool now. Have a swim for me. :)
Anne xx

Kate Lewis-Driver said...

hi Pam,
we too had to top up our pool with a mass of salt- once it was back on the shelves! you have a beautiful backyard :) Kate

Just Martha said...

Hi Pam it does look very lush! That lawn is heavenly. Thanks for the tour, you have lots of my favourites!!!!

Thea said...

Looks great. Thanks for the tip about the pool salt as my dad was frantic that there was nothing around. Will send Voyt to get some tomorrow.

brismod said...

I love your yard, Pam. It looks like a resort. Must be nice to potter about in too. xx

vintage mum said...

Hi Pam I enjoyed my stroll, I love your trees it's so nice seeing other parts of the world. I have been to Perth a couple of times and found it rather brown, :) in fact it put me off staying for good as I love to do the garden when I can.
The bug hotel supports all kinds of creepy crawlies, the butterflys and bees pollinate the garden, the birds benifit as well so I see it as an eco circle plus you can make it look attractive.
Oh sorry for waffling on :)
Cate x

*Spring Blossom* said...

So green and luscious!!! I wish I could have dived into a pool this weekend, it was hot :)

Michaja said...

And if I enjoyed the stroll! What a beautiful garden you have! Can't wait to jump in our swimmingpool again. Although that may take some more time :)
Have a great new week.
xxx
Michaja

Deb said...

Your garden is lovely. So tropical and different from our gardens here.

Vintage House said...

Thank you for your visit:)
love your pictures..
take care
sandra

Fishtail Cottage said...

oh, wow - love this pretty garden post! All those tropical plants is an oasis in your back yard - sigh...what i would give for a cup of coffee on your patio right now. xoox

Suz said...

It's looking lovely! So lush. I'm still in the 'infant' stages in our yard, so great to see some inspiration.
I especially love the pink toned cordyline (?). I might be able to find a patch of my garden for that.

Make mine Mid-Century said...

Pam, I'm dying to jump in your pool. It looks so beautiful and cool!

And your backyard is so lush and tropical ... brilliant lawn too!

Thanks for showing those photos ... when I'm feeling especially hot I'll come back for another look.

That pool!

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous and lush green tropical garden! Loving the look of your pool too :) Happy Valentine's Day ♥

Raine and Sage said...

I love this post Pam.
A) Love your pool.
B) I want a pool.
C) What a beautiful garden!
D) I'm clearly a sticky beak... and it was lovely to walk through your yard.

PS - I have been to many 'open gardens' in Brissie, it's something I love doing, so this was perfect as I didn't even leave home. You've a gorgeous garden Pam! I must say I'm enjoying the hot weather now; but all that rain has made for some huge improvements in everyones yards - particularly after the drought which is still fresh in my mind!

Sonia xx

bellaboo said...

WOW! Your garden is amazing! You must love to spend time out there.We have a tiny plot and it looks very bleak at this time of year.Roll on the Spring!
Have a lovely week. :0)

Favourite Vintage Finds said...

Gorgeous greenery Pam! Happy Valentine's Day! ♥ Carla.

Michaja said...

Thank you for your sweet words!

La Petite Gallery said...

Banana Tree's elephant ears, Royal palms, a delight to the eye's of a snow burden woman. Lovely post
and thank you.
yvonne

Claus said...

Beautiful, luscious tropical garden!!! And such warm temperatures. A cold front entered Guatemala over the weekend. It's still sunny, but it is cold and windy.
Never heard of salted pools before! :-O Then again, pools are not very common in homes around here, so I wouldn't know ;o) Good news you are able to take care of it properly again! Now I want to go to a pool! :o))
have a lovely day!

Brenda Kula said...

What a lush and beautiful yard you have! I see a banana tree, I believe, and perhaps some ginger. Hope my ginger comes back after the winter is over. I've been wanting to try a banana tree. So lovely!
Brenda

maría cecilia said...

wow!! I didn´t know you had a sub-tropical climate and that use salt in your swiming pools, this is very healthy I believe!!!! What if I add some sea salt to my swimingpool.....
cariños

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Beautiful back yard! How fun to have a salt water pool!
~Shanon