23 hours ago
Thursday, September 4, 2014
A New Kind of Garden
Earlier this summer I picked
this gem up at a garage sale.
I put it aside for a bit not really
knowing what I wanted to do
with it but for a $1 I could NOT
leave it at the sale!
I decided to paint it silver. Much
better don't you think.
Welcome to my Metal Garden.
I am pleased to say that there is
one lone plant in there that has
persisted to keep going. I believe
it is a Weigela plant.
With Ken's big party in the wings,
we were doing some refreshing of
the front, side and backyards. This
was one of the areas. We have spent
more money in the area than I care
to think about.
So I put on my thinking cap trying
to come up with an attractive solution
to the problem-What can one do with
area that is only seen from a back bed-
room window and the backyard itself?
Hence the metal garden.
We laid new mulch and dirt then I
gathered all of my metal items and
"planted" them in the garden. When
we refreshed this area the plant only
had growth on the tippy top of the plant!
Now look, there is a little more! I turned
the urn into a light fixture, using one of
those battery operated tea light candles.
The candle sits in a lidded jar, when in
use the lid is removed and the candle is
turned on. Lid goes back on when not in
An old hoe holds my metal Welcome
sign. I like my metal garden, one tiny
plant to remember and if things get
wet all the better. Rustic and chippy.
~Keep on Dreaming~
*A little housekeeping---School is
keeping me hopping this year. As
a test we have combined two class
rooms, so that means we have 10
students and 7 staff. Most of our
students are Autistic plus we have
two with Down's Syndrome. We
have a variety of grade levels too.
K-2 and 4th and 5th grades.
So if I am missing for a few, rest
assured I'll be back after some