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Monday, 11 June 2012

Out In The Yard

The following collage of pictures are from around the yard.
Top row left to right:
- This Hosta is called Whirlwind and is part of my Hosta garden.
- This figurine is a chimney sweep made by Cortendorf in Germany he's had a hard life he's broken his neck at some point and my grandmother glued him back together.  I thought he would take a little trip outside to have his picture done with the Marigolds.
- I would love to tell you the name of this Hosta but like the Donovan song title " Catch The Wind" the plant name tag did just that during the winter.  Nope I didn't do a map with plant names.

Middle Row:
- This shows you our vegetable garden area and are makeshift greenhouse for Tomatoes.
- I have these Nasturtiums in pots where the walkway to the house and driveway meet.
- This stained glass piece is near my vegetable garden.  I found it at a garage sale.

Bottom row:
- The windchimes are a flea market find and is in my strawberry patch.
- The Garlic I planted last fall.
- Wooden half barrel with pansies in it.

The following pictures are from the family collection.  These pictures are of my my great uncle Fred's place.  He had wonderful gardens and won awards for his flowers.  The black and white photo of him working in his garden I would guess was taken in the 1970's not that long before we lost him.
My garden art in these pictures (just a few of many items) - the wooden half barrel planter, chimes, stained glass window, repaired little boy from my Grandma are all either thrifted or gifted. I've been adding garden art for years, all thrifted, mostly metal, wood and glass. Hope you enjoyed a peek at my garden and the thrifted additions.

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  1. Your garden looks great and its nice to see the old family gardens. Lots of memories in those photos. Great editing/framing on the photos. Very effective.

  2. Gorgeous treasures and gorgeous photos. I love your home and garden and can see that we have a lot in common. I am glad I stopped by and am your newest follower. I can't wait to take a look around. Patty

  3. Hi Denise!

    Your Hostas look good so far this year, do the slugs or snails ever get them? It was a constant battle when I grew them. I haven't had Nasturtiums in the garden for years. They are so easy to grow from seeds but I think it might be too hot here. I hear they give a nice tang to salads... the leaves and flowers are peppery flavored.

    Thanks for joining the fun this week at my Bunny Hop party!

    xoxo Bunny Jean


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