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Robb Hamel
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Joined: Mar 07, 2008
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From: Ohio
Posted: 2009-04-28 05:30 am   Permalink

Enjoy a summer of cool drinks in your cool digs.

 
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mooney
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Joined: Apr 15, 2009
Posts: 5
From: Tropical Island of Dillsburg
Posted: 2009-04-28 05:50 am   Permalink

Sorry I'm so late to the game here, but...

WOW!!!!!! What a beautiful backyard and being able to have all those natural tropical plants and trees really makes me want to move south or west.

Anyway, help a North Easterner out with the hazards and pleasures of sand in the backyard Tiki adult playground. I want to create a similar atmosphere and use sand instead of grass around the Tiki area. I really want to use sand since real tropical plants and trees are not really an option when you get lots of snow in winter HATE IT!!!

Is it a pipe dream to use sand in my area of the country, and how about ongoing upkeep and how do you deal with the "critters" that like to play and do their business in the sand?

Sorry to hijack, but thought you all might be able to shed some light on the subject since you are living the "sandy life".

Thanks in advance,

Mooney (in the Tropical void of PA)


 
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Rikitiki
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Joined: Apr 04, 2007
Posts: 8
From: Southcentral PA
Posted: 2009-04-28 11:41 am   Permalink

Queen K , that truly is an amazing backyard that I too have admired for a long time (even before the bar move ) . Sorry as well for the hijacking but , in response to Mooney , tropical plants in PA are not out of the question . As long as you don't mind a little work each fall and spring you can enjoy tropicality in your locality a good 4-5 months each year ...
( I am not too far down the road in the decidedly untropical paradise known as Boiling Springs)














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mooney
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Joined: Apr 15, 2009
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From: Tropical Island of Dillsburg
Posted: 2009-04-28 11:49 am   Permalink

Rikitiki,

I guess you're as close as anyone here is going to get to Dillsburg. That is a beautiful little PA Island you have in Boiling Springs. I'll PM you if you don't mind for more information so I don't keep hijacking this thread.

Thanks Rikitiki!!!


 
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Mr. Pupu Pants
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Joined: Mar 06, 2008
Posts: 332
From: Edmonds, WA
Posted: 2009-04-28 12:29 pm   Permalink

End the hijacking, please

 
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Mr. Pupu Pants
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From: Edmonds, WA
Posted: 2009-04-28 12:31 pm   Permalink

Back to the subject of Amy's beautiful backyard (since it is her thread) --when you have a chance, Amy, it would be great to see the latest pictures of your backyard paradise. Hope you're enjoying it to the fullest.
Aloha!!
John (Pupu)


 
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Queen Kamehameha
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Joined: Oct 21, 2003
Posts: 1407
From: So Cal
Posted: 2009-04-28 12:42 pm   Permalink

Rikitiki, thanks for the help, your Yard is amazing and doing it on the east, I know that means a lot of extra work, I happen to like the look of grass and the tropical plants.In the desert, it is hard to maintain all that grass, so I opted for Sand and crushed granite over most of the areas. The crushed granite is very hard and clean and easy to maintain.

Mooney, sand is great, I suggest you buy "beach sand", its finer and better on your feet, I would cover it in the winter and would put down 6-8 inches of it for a soft walk.

John, I will post all updated photo's of the whole yard again in about a week or so

Thanks all again for the nice comments!


Amy

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KreepyTiki
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Joined: Mar 18, 2007
Posts: 193
Posted: 2009-04-28 11:31 pm   Permalink

Amy -- I've seen your backyard before and been impressed and charmed by it -- especially the bridge and that waterfall!

But seeing what's happened recently (with the magical help of Benboo Bam) had me floored!

WOW! Genuine tropical Paradise in your own back yard! (Can I come visit?)

I guess I'm out of the loop on this, but what city DO you live in? I gather, from what I can glimpse beyond the equatorial lushness of your own parameters, that it's in a desert region.

And, lastly, when you take more pics, could you please try to grab some of your place at NIGHT or twilight? The one you did post back on one of the early pages of this thread looked really gorgeous, but, with all the newest additions, it must now look like a veritable tiki wonderland at dusk and after!

(And thanks again for your appreciation of my Paradise Cove Lounge!)

Cheers & Mahalos


 
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Queen Kamehameha
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From: So Cal
Posted: 2009-05-07 12:59 pm   Permalink

KT, I am in Bermuda dunes, out in Palm Desert. And I promise to take pics, I promised John as well. I will try to get some night shots too!.


Amy

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Mr. Pupu Pants
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Joined: Mar 06, 2008
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From: Edmonds, WA
Posted: 2009-05-07 2:42 pm   Permalink

Woohoo! Looking forward to it, Amy! Thanks
(Hope you're having a nice time in the desert--I'm guessing it's pretty hot there right now)


 
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Mr. Pupu Pants
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From: Edmonds, WA
Posted: 2009-05-27 11:30 pm   Permalink

Hi Amy, are you back yet?

 
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Mr. Pupu Pants
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From: Edmonds, WA
Posted: 2009-06-02 10:16 pm   Permalink

sigh........bump



 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7418
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2009-06-03 08:35 am   Permalink

Pu Pu,

Go to Ca. Events once in a while.....

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=31807&forum=17&94

.......Lot's of pics of all sorts of stuff!
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Bamboo Ben
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I build Tiki Rooms for you! Just ask around ;)
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Mr. Pupu Pants
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Joined: Mar 06, 2008
Posts: 332
From: Edmonds, WA
Posted: 2009-06-03 1:18 pm   Permalink

Thanks Ben (and Amy). I didn't mean to sound whiney
Sounded like Amy was also going to take some pics for show and tell when she had time. I'm guessing Amy's been busy with life and I was just bumping to keep it alive.
The link you posted has some great pictures of your always-inspiring work being thoroughly enjoyed by a bunch of fun people. Doesn't get any better than that. Thanks for posting that.


 
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Mr. Pupu Pants
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From: Edmonds, WA
Posted: 2009-06-13 12:03 am   Permalink

Hi Amy, have you had a chance to take any official show and tell pics?
Patiently anticipating


 
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