My new garden catch all spot
I needed to do something with this spot on my back porch area, that I had moved my large Adirondack chair from. The funny thing is, I never sat in that chair, as it was always covered up with miscellaneous ' junk ' and some necessities as we come and go.
Then I decided to put this wrought iron garden table I had, that had been sitting in the driveway, close to the house for over 6 months as I could not find a good spot for it. I cleaned it off, lifted it up here, and then put all my stuff that I felt I needed...plus some unnecessary stuff I did not need,
Case in point.
I put a large vintage planter in the back, and put some of my garden tools in it.
I then placed the St. Francis statue I found one day on the road to the right of it, some seashells below him...
Our tennis shoes below everything, I used to have a planter rack I put these on, but they always ended up here so I left them.
I found this statue outside of a home on an evening walk, it is probably about 20 years old or so, they had a large garden at this home.
My only weapon against my mosquitoes , always handy..and when I put them in here...they don't fall over as much.
Since it is one of those tables with holes in the iron, dirt can fall through more than accumulating on top. Maxine's leash is in the vintage Mexican wood bowl there. She knows it is there and she gingerly picks it up before she takes it and runs insanely towards the front yard.
I also keep some other garden tools in this hand-painted letter holder I use for tools instead.
Some of my plant tags are in here..
Some just in a plastic plant container that I will transfer once I remember to scrap off the dirt of them...and some...LOTS, are in a ziploc bag inside my house.
I kind of have a hodge-podge of some hand painted art ( or in the cases that I painted them, extreme PRIMITIVE folk art). The angel I had my husband weatherproofed for me , and I liked that she was colorful in that corner. I collect some folk art angel paintings, and no...I do not believe real angels look like this, as in the Bible they are portrayed as fierce warriors or messengers of God. I don't believe angels or fairies are running around my garden, sprinkling ' life ' or good spirits.
I just like that these types of folk art angels represent ' Good ', the good in all of us, or maybe the good in me ( just gotta realize it is there )...you guys are going to have to find whatever represents the ' Good ' in you , yourselves.
Whew, that was a long tirade about angels wasn't it ?
back to my little porch..
I like to use mirrors on my porch to reflect the light and my garden to me.
I have a gigantic Crape Myrtle, I planted only about 5 years ago, that is so beautiful with it's white blossoms showing through my lattice.
That's my little hand-painted Charleston , South Carolina scene brick...I have had this sitting here and there, but now I can see it every time I walk by my table. I encourage you to use little reminders or keepsakes outside too.
I just put this Art Deco vintage mirror up yesterday. Now I have three on my little porch.
Bought this on eBay. Just type in Folk Art angel paintings and a bunch will pop up. Buy one and support an artist . Or if you like landscapes or florals, type that in the Search box, and find you some art on wood ( for outside ), and then weatherproof it with shellac or polyurethane .
I love when the sun shines in here.
That's my news sprinkler, I have moved that to the front as I am watering today. I am the sprinkler system at our house.
Patiently waiting for me to let her inside.
Yawning at me to hurry so she can take her 12th nap of the day.
It's really filling in in my garden now.
Hope your day is good , I am running to Lowes to buy some mulch.
' The LORD is my light and salvation---whom shall I fear ? " Psalm 27:1