Thursday, August 4, 2011
IN THE GARDEN-Thrifty Finds For The Garden!
Let's take a peek at what's happening in the garden this week!
But first, let's play a game. It's called Find The Goldfinch. Did you find it? I love listening to them "peep peep peep" as they eat the coneflower seeds.
Let's play another game. This one is called Find The Katydid. She was so shy that every time I got near her, she'd turn away. So I had to take this shot from a few feet away.
I found a few goodies for the garden at the flea market and garage sales last week. I just love this snail gazing ball.
And this blue gazing ball.
This birdcage and stand were green when I bought them, but a couple of coats of Heirloom White spray paint took care of that. In the fall I'll put some crows and little pumpkins in there.
This big teapot was a rusty black color, but it was spray paint to the rescue again. Now all it needs is a little pot of flowers inside.
The Balloon Flowers are finally blooming.
And so are the Black Eyed Susans, which are one of my favorite flowers. I have great memories of walking along the dirt road my grandparents' lived on, and picking a bouquet for the kitchen table. I had to use a knife to cut them, because Grandma wouldn't let me use her sewing scissors! Ok, one more game before me move on: Find The Bunny!
I have two patches of poison ivy that need digging up and disposing of. And I will do that next week. I will, I will, I will. I'm afraid to go anywhere near it, but I'm tired of working around it and being petrified. I've had many cases of poison ivy, but last year was especially dreadful, and I want to avoid another bout at all costs. Now that I've clicked the PUBLISH button, I really have to do it, because I don't want to have to confess here next week that I chickened out. Wish me luck.........