Wednesday, May 28, 2014

On the Porch, and More Garden Photos

I showed some garden photos the other day; here's some of the porch, pretty much ready for summer, and a few more garden shots:

I am so amused by the funky face thingy. It's just wire and fake grass over styrofoam, but it makes me smile.

The double washtubs have been on the root cellar porch. The idea was to use them to wash veggies from the garden before bringing them inside. What happened instead was they were a catchall for anything Larry didn't want to put away! Tools, wire, weird unidentifiable stuff--you know how it goes. So I am using them as a planter instead.

I painted the yellow chair to sell; it's been waiting for Larry to have time to put a seat in it. But I kinda like it on the porch too. I may still put a seat on it because it really is a nice chair--but I'll need another old porch chair then.

This quilt top says summer to me. I hang it over the back of the swing every year, and it's faded some over time.

I won't show the inside of this cabinet! It's Larry's catchall, everything from dog treats to bird seed to hammers, drills, bug spray. You name it, it's probably in there. The top drawer is full of tools. With no back porch or mud room we have few places for this kind of stuff. I keep thinking I need to move it and put some other cabinet in this corner; maybe one day. A friend gave the cabinet to me years ago, and it's been in several places since then, but longest on the porch.

I haven't planted much in this bed this year, just weeded and mulched it. The bee balm and lemon balm have pretty much taken it over. It's a great bloom bed for the honeybees.

My granddaughters (Jon's girls) decorated this flower pot probably 12-15 years ago. It used to be three tiers tall, with a large saucer on top for a birdbath. Different parts got broken over the years, usually as we moved it in and out of the cellar for safekeeping! I have tried to protect this last remaining piece--such a reminder of them when they were little. The pot just below it had a crack so I Gorilla-glued it and it's as sturdy as can be now. I like the soft green and clay colors.

Some roses are finally blooming, later than usual this year and with not nearly as many blossoms. I lost only one bush, and I am thankful for that.

Let me know if you're posting garden pics on your blog. I'd love to see them.

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JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

So many pretties - I love the pale yellow chair. I only garden in pots on the deck and have not taken many pictures yet - except of the pansies.

Sue said...

Loving those wash tubs!


Michelle said...

I really like all of these touches and especially the wash tubs.

A Primitive Homestead said...

Every thing is looking lovely. Love the wash tubs to. Mine became my potting center then a catch all. We all need something to catch all. The are now filled with flowers like yours. Hugs

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