Maxine on squirrel patrol
I wanted to show you some of the found items I stumbled upon in my own yard , that I had forgotten about, and then used. First of all , when Maxine ( my dog ), and I were sitting on the top step of my little deck, I had beside me a flat of marigolds I was going to plant in my garden to ward off my pesky mosquitoes.
I then decided, " What the heck, " I sit here most days looking at my garden ( when I do sit ), and so I dragged some pots I had under my steps here, and planted some marigolds in them. Perfect place as I really do sit here the most.
The pot to the right is an vintage pot and saucer, I like to mix my pots up. I know most of you are super-smart gardeners, but I will mention to the more novice gardeners to be sure to pinch off the dead marigold blossoms once they are past their prime, as it encourages new blossoms to form. Just snap off the blossoms and kick them to the curb.
I added seashells in the pots too. Ok, let me show you what else I used that I found laying around my own yard.
I moved this large wood Adirondack chair to this middle garden spot patio I made years ago. I have to go get some more potting soil and a few more marigolds to plant by this chair. I do not use it much, as the mosquitoes are vicious in my garden, especially late afternoon and dusk. ( yes I have dumped out all water holders in the yard, yes, I spray myself with repellent ). I am a mosquitoes' dream girl. They love me. Little jerks.
Nice view. I have the matching chair in the front yard, but it is so large to fit them both together this small area. I am usually by myself back here anyway, but I do have some company occasionally so I better lug that big chair from the front back here. Maxine is always my company, of course. I swear she tries to get in every shot I take lately, Prima Doga.
I bet you have a chair you move around your garden too. Or you may want to try moving one from a porch or front yard to the back. I had this one on my back porch-deck. The path that looks like a dirt bowl in front is getting mulch , once my husband stops arguing with me that it will just get scattered to kingdom come again by Maxine.
Hope Springs Eternal.
Nice view looking up too.
Garden is filling in.
Here was a handmade copper do-dad that was in my small side garage, it was attached to something else...I have had it just laying around for years. I decided to hang it here on my husband's palace, and put birdseed in it.
I like it alot, let's hope we can keep the greedy squirrels out and let the birds have a chance at it.
My delphinium I am in love with.
I also found this view from my neighbor's house, looking into my garden.
I am going to do a separate entry about this gate next time.
I am DEFINITELY going to get my mulch for this large path that Maxine likes to destroy when she is on squirrel patrol. She has her paws crossed again here.
I hope my little finds make you look around your garden and instead of going out to buy something , find a use for what is already in front of you , or stuck in your garage, or under your deck.
Hope your day is good and very productive,
" But first seek after the kingdom of God and His righteousness , and all these things will be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow , for tomorrow will worry about it's own things. Sufficient for the day is it's own troubles. " Matthew 6:33-34