I will miss my Mediterranean style garden when I vacation in Maui, Hawaii this week with my family, especially my pepper tree.
I’m hoping my tropical destination will help me forget how I am missing my beautiful “stone-ruin garden” that I wake up to every morning.
I created this vignette as an homage to the many ruin gardens my husband and I saw on our honeymoon in Italy many years ago.
Every morning we throw open the double doors in our bedroom and this is our view.
The sun rises behind theÂ columns andÂ illuminates the flight path of the hummingbirds as they hover and cross from plant to plant, enjoying their morning nectar.
What a way to start the day!
Will the fragrance of the white ginger lei around my neck remind me of the romanticÂ apricot scented climbing roses that wrap around my stone columns back home?
I’m blessed to have created my version of Eden at home with its dry butÂ surprisingly colorful gardens that are appropriate for the the Mediterranean climate of Los Angeles.
I feel like I’m already on vacation everyday when I step outside my door.
This will be my first visit to Hawaii and I wonder if it will alter my image of Paradise.
Anyone come back a new gardener after visiting Hawaii?