Monday, September 17, 2012

Fall is in the Air

Silly Sally as a redhead
With cooler temps and fall approaching, I thought I would display some fall colors in my planting. My pot lady was added this year. I will do a complete post about creating her when I have more time. She told she wanted to be a redhead, hence the rust colored mum. I am already planning her Christmas outfit.  
My planter made from an old bed frame is planted to greet the season in style. I love this time of year, but it is bittersweet, because I know soon I will be getting ready to tuck my garden away for the long cold (burr) winter months. This planter is located on the side of the driveway, so it greets my visitor and the season.

Autumn Greetings

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Thrift Store/Rummage Sale Shopping

 My sister and I had some good luck today. I found these two chairs for the garden. They are painted a nice bright cheery color. They came with some very pretty floral chair pads. I think these will end up in the Greenhouse when it is done. $4.00 each. Can't beat that price.
Wood table legs and some plastic banister spindles that will become butterflies and dragonflies. A project for the winter months.
Glass and pottery that will become garden flowers and totems.

Some glass lamps taken apart and will become totems.
Some items that will be placed in my garden. Love white accents in the garden
A plastic display piece Hubby got...once I removed all the stickers and cleaned it all up, it will be great to put all the screws, wing nuts and washers, etc in it. I love having in it's place and a place for everything. 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Our Garden Path Designs

Hanging Chandelier from Wire Baskets.

I got 4 wire planters at a local thrift store for 75 cent each. 2 solar lights from Target for $1.50 each and an idea from Pinterest fresh in my mind.

I remember I had these plastic chandelier parts that I had from a light I used in a Garden Totem I had made. These are very cheap looking and a light yellow. So I decided to spray them black to match my idea. I also gave the planters a fresh code of black paint.
 The I removed the bottom stem from the solar light and all I had to do was place it in the top or should I say the bottom of the wire basket. Perfect it was meant to be.
I then used a shepherd hook and placed it in a pot behind my patio furniture. It's very hard to get a decent picture of this. I don't know if it will stay here...I have to see it at night before I decide. For a couple of bucks...I think it adds a little charm to my patio.

I had got this base at a thrift store for a couple of bucks thinking I could put a bowling ball on it. But that didn't work out. So I wired the two other baskets together to put something on top of this base.  For $1.50 it will do, till something better comes along.