Showing posts with label In the Garden. Show all posts
Showing posts with label In the Garden. Show all posts

Jun 16, 2011

Planter Love

Remember these birdhouses?

I used them earlier in spring for this centerpiece.

I've since relocated the centerpiece to my piano, where it's sat to be enjoyed by all...and now it's time to move on.

Outside the flowers are blooming, the summer sun is warming our faces and my freckles are starting to merge together to make it look like I actually have a tan.

I recently planted some daisies from my friend's garden into a lovely wooden barrel planter in my front yard.  The daisies haven't quite filled in the planter just yet, I'd imagine by next year it will look much fuller.  In the mean time, I decided to add a little birdhouse love to my not-quite-full planter, you know, to give it a little oomph while I wait for those daisies to really kick it up a notch.
Wanna see?

I marked the center on the bottom of each birdhouse.  I asked Zach to drill the holes while I took the pictures.  He used a 3/8th's inch drill bit to make the holes.

I initially was planning on using wooden dowels as the bird house stands, but the dowels I had on hand just weren't long enough.  So I took a little walk around the backyard and trimmed a few fairly straight, long branches off an unsuspecting tree.

I then slipped the birdhouses onto the branches, stuck them into the dirt in my planter, and voila,
Some charming planter love!

So that's it from me for today.  Simple?  Yes.  Just what my little planter needed?  You betcha!

Have a fantastic weekend!

Be blessed,

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May 21, 2011

Antibiotics, Planting, and Craziness

Hey Y'all!  

Sorry for my semi-absence here this's been crazy here.  I feel like I've been running late all week long, and just so you know, I hate being late.  I've had two kids on antibiotics this week, one for a double ear infection and the other for some awful infection that I forget the name of.  Between the two of them I've had to administer three different kinds of medicine ten times each day.  Thankfully they're both on the mend now.

Our house is a constant work in progress, we've got so many projects we want to complete but they all take time and cash, and it seems when we have one we don't have the other.  One thing I've put off for the last couple of years is landscaping.  House projects always take priority over flowers and pretty things.  I'd love to put in a gorgeous perennial garden, reminiscent of those beautiful old cottage gardens.

  Unstructured and graceful, full of cheerful blossoms and winding pathways.

  And no, I'm not putting in this dream garden yet, but I did plant a couple of planters to add some color and show we care until we can do the big deal.  The planters need to fill in a little bit, but I like them just the same, it feels good to have one little thing done.

  The kids even got to come to the greenhouse and pick some flowers to plant in the pots they painted in winter.  They were thrilled.

I have been working on my picture ledges as promised, I just need to fill a few more frames!  I'll post the finished product next week...hopefully!  

Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog, I really do appreciate it!  We are getting so close to the goal of 100 followers, I've got my giveaway all ready to go and I'm so excited to get to it, just a few more followers to go!  I hope you each have a wonderfully relaxing weekend,

Be blessed,