One of the biggest Key West projects we have delved into within the past year is the complete outdoor renovation of the beautiful Yndia Bakery. Our installations include a gorgeous orchid wall, as well as many other structures, such as a newly designed home for the Koi fish and a Coralina walkway. The project was finished early 2012.
The Koi home was constructed with the use of native orchids and coral limestone. We used two granulate coral pieces to frame the new stream that spanned 20 feet of the property. To ensure that the stream flowed successfully, we used soil from the pond to form an elevation. In addition, we also misted pond muck and buttermilk so that moss would immediately grow. The Coralina walkway begins at the stream’s edge, where midnight guests can venerate the breathtaking waterfall, pond, and Koi as they trail down the path.
We enlisted our sustainability interests as we built a 72 square foot green wall that hangs majestically on the pool house. The orchid wall is exposed to the fitting balance of sunlight and shade, as well as automatic irrigation to insure optimal growth.
The landscape was originally built in the 1890’s and refurbished in the early 1990’s by Wesley Sizmore. Now it has been renovated again by us, and it is looking as beautiful as ever.