The flower cart, following some repairs by Numb as the shelves were rusting away! I think it will live to fight another day ...
Detail of the fairy garden on the shelves:
The yellow plant stand is new this year, snagged out of someone's trash and given a bright new coat of paint to snazz up its original boring black wrought iron and walnut wood. The colorful pots were just the right size, and only $1 each at Dollar Tree!
Catch-all shelves for some of the stuff that didn't fit elsewhere, LOL.
Last Edit: Jun 10, 2020 14:54:42 GMT by willowgirl
Beautiful once again...the vibrant colors really add the right touch. I looked but couldn't find your "fairy statue" if you don't have one, you need one for your fairy garden! I see you bring your indoor plants outside too.
Feather, my farm job continued uninterrupted through the Covid panic. A lot of my housecleaning clients went on hiatus, though, and my sign installation job slowed down a lot too, so I had whole mornings to garden uninterrupted! It was great. I'll never get a spring like this one again ...
Woodpecker, I think there are some fairies and angels in there somewhere!
willowgirl, a story. Remember the Amazon Chocolate (sandwich) seeds you and cn sent to me. We grew some this year seed to transplant along with Roma (sauce), SM redorta (paste), and San Marzano (sauce).
After we had the plants in the garden we started selling off the extra transplants. The amazon chocolates were the favorite because they are different and they are at least 4 inches and more like 6 inches taller than any of the other transplants. Lush tall and sturdy. People were thrilled to get them.
They are on my list to collect seeds from them this fall.
I love, love, LOVE it! As usual, you have the most beautiful container gardens I've seen. I made the mistake of sharing the pictures with my 5 year old granddaughter. She was absolutely delighted - she even squealed, which means she was REALLY excited. Then she said "LaLa, you need to do a garden like this." Twenty minutes later, I heard "Oh, LaLa! When are we going to start a pretty garden like the one in the pictures? Can we do it right now?" then "What do you mean, next year? Why can't we make a beautiful garden now?" This went back and forth, until she finally gave in with an "Oh, alright. Next year. Do you pinky swear that we'll make a pretty garden next year? And can I see those pictures again?"
Thanks girls! Susannah, it's too bad Wisconsin is so far away, but if you and your granddaughter ever get over to SW PA, you're surely welcome to visit! That was a cute story; I love to think that maybe that young girl will become a lifelong gardener and take as much pleasure from it as I have.
willowgirl , Amelia (my granddaughter) calls your container garden "the princess garden - because it is SO beautiful like where the princesses live!" She loves to help with my vegetable gardens but now she also wants a "BEE-U-TI-FUL garden like the pictures your friend has, LaLa!" I think we have both imprinted on her, willowgirl . I have a feeling she WILL get a lot of pleasure out of gardening in the future. And I suspect the gorgeous container gardens she saw at 5 years old are going to shape her life in the future!
I see that you root your plants to make more of them. I used to do that too, until my house got over run with plants! I need to cut back the "wandering Jew" that's what I've always called it, the purple hanging one in your pics. Now I'm cutting it all back and re rooting, but to add to the original plant, because it's getting thin. Other than that I don't buy or make more plants. Last year was the first year that I realized how much work they are. I have 24 house plants going back to the 70-'s, 80's and 90's. That's enough for me now.