I've seen these old bikes chalk-painted white and they look pretty nice, but I'm happy with this one in its rusty glory.
Old chairs, rusty wheels and flowers just go together. The planter is full of swiss chard, a gift from a friend.
The knockout roses suffered again this past winter but they're staging a comeback. The irises are done; I need to cut back the stems. Add it to the to-do list.
Another reclamation project: Larry is turning the old strawberry bed into a permaculture garden. The asparagus has seeded itself all over this space and we're good with that. We planted blueberries and more rhubarb here last week. There's also a currant bush here, and our early lettuce and onions.
My sister Liz made me this glass totem and I thought it was a perfect addition to our birdbath. I added the clear glass globe for fun.
The wheelbarrow shows how much I pulled out of the herb garden. To the left of the wheelbarrow is the old herb garden. It was taken over by that yellow-green sedum and other weeds so I am letting it go for this year, just keeping it mowed, except for the patch of chives in the center, and the old-fashioned rose bush. Maybe next year I'll plant something there again.
A peek at the early veggies. This garden is doing pretty well so far, and today's rain will certainly help.
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