Would they let all the aquarium fish die?
|No grass here...all the fish have died.|
Or would they keep it simple & beautiful, but with no fish swimming about?
|A new home in our neighborhood...imagine the flowers that could grow here!|
Would anyone ever think of getting rid of the fish and filling the aquarium with concrete?
|When this person was caught selling cars from his home,|
he made a hasty retreat.
It's still for sale.
Perhaps the people would learn to love the little fish and add their own personal touches to the aquarium.
|A beautiful little garden with some great landscaping styles|
found here in my neighborhood.
And then there's the case where the new owner takes all the real fish and replaces them with mechanical look alikes. They swim and act like the real fish, but inside are just robots. The living plants that were once in the aquarium are all replaced with plastic and they too have little machines that make them sway with the current. The new perfect aquarium costs $30,000 and for this, you never have to feed the little fish again!
Yes, that 500 gallon aquarium could contain only water and that would be fine with some people!
|The new 25th street Row House project. Minimalist gardening at its finest.|
Buy hey, at least the earthworms have a chance to reach the surface.
Plus, the grass they've selected is native to the area and will have awesome blooms this Autumn. Still, must it be monoculture?
It reminds me of the works of Donald Judd and his famous art out in Marfa, Texas.very cool inside.
So what's the point of showing you all these bold new moves by non-gardeners trying to maintain lawns and gardens?
|Rock rose is crawling over the fence to meet you.|
(Photo from my garden)
Believe or not, your non-gardening neighbors notice your garden.
They may even start to ask you questions.
|Korean grass can take heat and humidity and feel and look ultra cool.|
(Photo of my garden)
You might introduce them to new ideas and
show them how easy it is to grow native plants.
|My newest little fish for the aquarium ~ Coreopsis 'Route 66'|
You might even walk across the street and give them some of your plants.
|I'm greatly influenced by the superb garden blogs I read and so are others.|
The yellow flowers are a gift from a blogging friend.
We weren't born with garden trowels in our hands (at least some of us weren't) and somewhere along the way someone very nice taught us how to garden. They lead by example.
Maybe it's our turn to do the same.
It's an exciting time for our neighbors to start gardening. Never have there been so many plants, so many garden styles, and so many garden blogs to help the beginner! I'm glad you are part of it! :0)
On a personal note,
today or tomorrow will mark the 99,999th pageview for my little garden blog here along the Texas Gulf Coast. When the counter turns to one hundred thousand I think I will faint with joy. I really can't believe it.
And it's all because of you.
Thank you for taking the time to visit Tropical Texana!
~ My Xeric Garden ~