30 years in the making... I sketched this house design when I was 18, and 'nursed' palms and other exotics over the early years to plant out here. A passion and fantasy that came true. Built it in 2006, left in 2015.
This is a fairly young garden, less than 10 years old, and the biggest challenge I have is being oceanfront with salt that permeates the air, the soil. My earth is volcanic sand and must be amended with truckloads of black dirt. The crabs have a field day and leave holes everywhere, but with all the problems of a rural coast, I love my garden.