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    Default Going Tropical in my backyard

    My several year project to go tropical in my backyard is almost done. Here's some pics I took today...













    My neighbors across the street are doing a room addition so two weeks ago I had the contractors dump most of the dirt into my backyard allowing me to build a big island in the center of my yard and really expand the island near my shed. I recently planted a varity of about 15 plants / palms in those new islands and revamped my sprinkler system.

    Last week I mounted two speakers up under my eves, one on each side of the back of the house powered by a surround sound receiver in my tool shed. My goal is too add two more in corners of the backyard up against the fence. Then, surround sound for those nature CD's. I've got a tropical CD playing now....so relaxing.

    I plan to add more plants / palms, a few Tiki Polls and some more low-voltage lighting, then, either paint the patio frame dark brown or demo the entire thing. I took off all the 2x2's a month ago to open up the view.

    Anyway, just thought I'd share as it's been a long road to get it to what it is today. It's slowly becoming my retreat. :)
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    Very nice, sir.

    Now, all you need is "Wilson".

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    Looks fantastic Ron, I'm jealous.
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    Looks beautiful.....do I see a banana palm?????
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    Nice, all I got in my back yard is well nothing, flippin' apartment living.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HTrookie View Post
    Looks beautiful.....do I see a banana palm?????

    I believe the correct wording should be: "Is that a banana in your palm, or are you just happy to see me?"
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    I'm jealous too and that does look like a banana palm. I used to have one and was fascinated by how quickly those large leaves grow. With a yard like that I'll bet Ron's happy all the time. ;)
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    Any plans to add Tropical Bikini Chicks into the fold?

    Hmmm, on second thought, I think that wouldn't pass the WAF.


    Looking good out there!

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    Great job
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyGwis View Post
    I believe the correct wording should be: "Is that a banana in your palm, or are you just happy to see me?"
    I believe this all depends on how one is holding said banana. :D


    Nice place btw.
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    Now, all you need is "Wilson".




    ...and yes, he's real, directly from Fox studios :)


    Thanks guys...yes, those are bananna palms, of which I plan to add a few more in the next couple of weeks.
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    Dibs on the hammock

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    Now you just need a pair of cocoanut speakers. :)

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    Oh my gawd those are awesome but at $600 / pair, no can do.
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    Looks Great Ron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalgiers View Post
    Now you just need a pair of cocoanut speakers. :)

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    I'm willing to bet a creative individual could make a pair of coconut shell enclosures. I'll just stick with my Atrium 45's.

    Oh, and the queens look great. I keep thinking about putting a couple in my yard, but I'm not sure where.

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    No lugoon ?? No SS Minnow ?? Need a Pond son...the sound of water will top it off nicely.

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    nice goin', Ron! I can see you lounging on that hammock with Maitai and cigar...
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    Looks great.

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    Looks great! Congrats.
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    Nice and peacefull looking, nice work!

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    great job!
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