Saturday, May 26, 2012

A Bunting For The Garden!

Let's take a peek at what's blooming in the garden this week!
I made a bunting for the new picket fence!
I wanted to use oilcloth, but the selection is extremely limited around here, and I would have had to spend a fortune online to get a variety of patterns. So instead I bought this vinyl tablecloth at JoAnn Fabrics. It matches the tablecloth on the patio table, so I knew it would hold up really well outside.
I cut a bunch of diamond-shaped pieces, folded them over the nylon rope and glued them shut. Can you say NO SEW?!
I have a friend who is a floral designer, and she brought me one of these stands used in weddings at her shop.
I got a white pot at Menards and planted purple Calibrachoa and pink Torenia in it. I can't wait for it all to cascade out of that pot!
The orange Asiatic lilies are in bloom.
I think the Betty Boop rosebush is having it's best year ever.
A close-up of a Betty Boop bloom.
The poppies are blooming too. It was a windy windy day, so unfortunately this is the best shot I could get.
The alliums are blooming too. They're a member of the onion family, so whenever I'm working around them, I get a whiff of onion and I start to get hungry!
Are you doing anything special this Memorial Day weekend? I plan to work in the garden, but I certainly won't be getting sloshed, like these two. She looks like she's talking to that geranium, and he's hiding a sharp tool behind all of that beer. See, nothing good can come from getting drunk in the garden! 


Perfectly Printed said...

Your bunting looks great!! What a great idea to use the plastic tablecloth!
Happy Weekend!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

What a wonderful idea for your new fence! Your garden is looking good, wish I could spend more time in it this weekend...too HOT!
We have about 20 over Sunday for a cookout..I think some of us will be hanging out in the dining room!
Have a great holiday weekend

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love that bunting! I'm marking this page...I really want to make one and you've figured out the easy way! Love the tablecloth idea, too! How smart! I hope I'm feeling better soon...right now I'm sick with a cold or something!

Sunny Simple Life said...

That bunting is adorable. Heck I have to head to Joann's cause that is a cute tablecloth. I don't sew so I never think to go there. Enjoy your weekend in the garden.

The Checkered Apple said...

You're such a clever one using the tablecloth like that! It looks wonderful on your new picket fence too!
Enjoy your weekend!

Andy's Attic said...

Great bunting on the fence! I will be in my garden this weekend also...if the weather cooperates. Have a good weekend!
Annette :>)

vintage grey said...

Such a sweet bunting!! Your garden looks beautiful!! Have a lovely Memorial Day weekend!! xo Heather

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You have inspired me to make a bunting from a tablecloth! Great idea. Oh no, drinking in the garden is never a good idea! LOL!@ Linda

Musings from Kim K. said...

I think the girls need a weatherproof bunting for their treehouse. The tablecloth bunting is brilliant! Gorgeous blooms. Have a wonderful weekend.

Mecky said...

Nothing good can come from getting drunk anywhere!!!

That is a fantastic idea to use the tablecloth! It looks great!

I can't wait to see the plants trailing down the side of the pot and stand. That was great your friend gave you that. It is going to look great!!!

Have a great weekend!

Sentimentally Me said...

BRILLIANT use of the tablecloth!! I love love LOVE thinking outside the box like that!

PS: I'll teach you how to crochet :)


xo P

Sentimentally Me said...

BRILLIANT use of the tablecloth!! I love love LOVE thinking outside the box like that!

PS: I'll teach you how to crochet :)


xo P

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

You're a genius lady! I think I have a cute little aqua and strawberry tablecloth that would be perfect for a project like this! Your garden pots are gorgeous. I need to do that today! MUST do it today! It's always so fun to buzz by and visit you.


The "beer's" are to keep the slugs out of the garden...I read that somewhere... true!
LOL !!!
LOVE the garden banner! What a fun idea, you little creative gal!
Your flowers are doing well...mine, not so much...plus we have been having LOTS of rain.
Have a great weekend, Carol!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Drunks in the garden would be a STAGGERING sight. lol! Love the poster though. Using the vinyl cloth was a great idea. I think the bunting is so sweet. Love the plant stand. I just bought two beauties from my friends Aunt Bunny. She sold them to me for $20 each. I saw similar ones at a shop yesterday and they were each over $100. Yahoo, what a deal I got. Hoping to post about them on Tuesday. Have a wonderful holiday. We have a family wedding. Looks like time to go get dressed for it.