Friday, June 5, 2015
My favorite junk place to shop is like a picker's dream place; a couple of old out~buildings chock full of rust, dust, clutter and nothing is marked for prices~~
~~you select your dream pieces and pile it~~then the owner negotiates the very reasonable value of your pile of rust and dust~~usually very cheap.
~~and the jeep was full~~yet on the way home I'm thinking about what I left behind and maybe I should make another day~trip to retrieve those special bargains: you know~~those sweet possibilities that beckon your mind for future projects.
I'm going back next week; hope my spotted treasures will still be there. I'll let you know.
Have a great weekend.
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Thursday, May 28, 2015
This is my mini~herb center. I snip for cooking, dry in little bundles to store in glass containers; so pretty in small jars~~
Above; in a large clay pot I have off to the side elevated with a portion of old brick; this holds a smaller pot of Rosemary~~
My first time using a strawberry pot; free plants found along the shed (thank you feathered friends;) and though I may not get a bounty of berries, I love how sweet this jar looks among the potted herbs.
A great way to hide an ugly metal post: using vine trellis; cannot see the Moon flowers just now sprouting~~they will grow fast and will fill in this little area; pretty white blooms that appear at dusk; such a nice treat to the garden in evening time~~
Above to the left; purple Liatris are the spiky looking plants grown from bulbs~~by mid summer they should bloom tall and will look pretty next to the white Moon flower vine~~
Salvage plants put in little pots; these were eaten almost down to nubs by the rabbits and/or squirrels! May have been a sweet blessing in disguise as they fill up this little spot of the old wood table on the deck~~
Maybe the rabbits won't jump up here~~not holding my breath on the squirrels ;)
Have a blessed day.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Love old bricks; I can always find a sweet garden spot for them.
I'm still working on some color for the shade garden; summer flowers just beginning to fill in the bare spots.
~~and I have to deal with the rabbits and squirrels constantly~~
~~a handy place to keep the garden tools~~
My "No. 13" bucket is just perfect for holding my weed pickings ;)
Next is the mortar mix in between the bricks; I think it adds more cottage charm and helps keep weeds from poking through.
Have a great week!