This 9' tall cherry tomato plant grew from buried compost. While the racoons do sometimes make a mess, it's nice to have free tomatoes growing where I neither had to pay for the seed or plant them. PS See that lovely blue hydrangea behind it? That's a rarity in Florida. Must be growing near some old roofing nails and the rust is increasing the acidity. Always a surprise in the Tampa Landscape Designer's garden.
In one way or another, I have been developing outdoor living spaces for 17 years in Tampa Bay. Whether it's plants for the right place, a patio, pergola, fire pit or water feature, lighting and irrigation, I've enjoyed creating it.
Lauren Shiner is a landscape designer living in Tampa, Florida. If you would like your outdoor living space designed using many of the elements of European gardens, contact her through the contact form link at the top.