Part 3 of my Random Garden Photo’s is pretty much just the leftover photo’s that didn’t fit anywhere in particular. So I’m sorry in advance to have to put you through the randomness of the Random Garden Photo’s . . .
well in fact some of them aren’t garden photo’s at all . . .
some of them are just stuff in my yard photo’s . . .
but here they are in no particular order or fashion . . .
and this is by no means the total compilation of all that’s here. Just what I happened to have pics of.
I’ve been trying to be better about the amount of things that go into the landfill these days. So I had a change of heart on throwing the entire set out.
With the help of My Tom, I up-cycled instead.
When the winter was over, the top of the table looked like this. Believe it or not this table, when new, had the appearance of faux marble. 20 years later the marble appearance is long gone and the faux is peeling off the particle board. I’m sure the fact that it hasn’t been taken out of the winter elements for the last 10 years or so had a little something to do with that.
But rather than throw the whole thing away. I took the top off the base of the table, and My Tom and I fashioned a table top out of wood he had in his garage and attached it to the top.
It’s not fancy, but after I applied a few coats of paint, it’s perfectly fine to have out next to the garden for a place to rest or relax!
Compost bins we made out of pallets . . .
These are in the back corner of my property, near the garden, not even visible to the unsuspecting passerby.
The next winter eyesore was the boxwoods in front of my house. Usually, they look pretty nice but the winter was brutal and this happened. . .
to 14 of the 15 boxwoods I have.
I waited a bit to see if they would come out of it. Then I trimmed them a little to see if they would come out of it.
I waited a little longer to see if they would come out of it.
So I cut all the dead appearing parts out of them leaving huge gapping craters in all of them.
But after a couple of months, they look like this.
Still a little misshapen but a big improvement over the dead spots.
Then there’s the spot in the corner of my property that had, at one time, been a major eyesore.
My neighbors pushed me and my tractor out of deep mud in this corner more than once before I finally did something to make it a useful part of my yard.
It’s now home to my brick BBQ grill and fire pit that I built a few years ago.
Then the picnic table moved in and about 3 years ago the plants happened.
My friend Cathy gave me a few slips of these iris’s 2 years ago. I have purple ones too but didn’t manage to get a close up of them. If you squint real hard you can see them in the back ground.
Bee Balm and Arborvitae’s.
Hanging pots with petunia’s.
Other random flowering things in my yard . . .
Black Eyed Susan’s at the corner of my fence.
A transplant from my Aunt Ginger’s garden. Unfortunately, I’ve forgotten the name of this.
Shown here with Coral Bell’s and Climbing Hydrangea.
and more Hostas.
Oh yes, and one more spot with more Hosta’s . . .
Can you tell I like Hostas?
Okay, I’ll let it go already . . .
Then there are the day lilies . . .
Yeah, I like those too. . .
My new little Cortland apple tree.
My neighbor has 2 apple trees so it will be sure to get pollinated and produce in a few years. However, I’m still debating on buying another just to be sure.
The herb garden. One way of taming one of my slippery slopes in the yard.
Holly . . .
Later in the year the berries will come. I have two of these. You have to have a boy and a girl to have baby berries. It’s a fact of life.
The back patio . . .
This is where the pergola will be built later this summer. My Tom has to help me on this one. He’s currently helping his neighbor side a house so as soon as that project is done, mine will begin.
These geranium’s are some that I wintered over from last year.
This is what they looked like when I planted them this year.
I just took them out of the pots last fall and hung them upside down in a cool place. I soaked the roots for about an hour 2 or 3 times during the winter, hung them back up and planted them this spring.
These particular geranium’s were a little pricey so I was happy that they came back to enjoy this year.
The Clematis by the patio. . .
The table I made out of the bottom of a treadle sewing machine and scrap wood from my garage.
My lovey Abbey . . .
My antisocial Montoya . . .
My Tom’s slobberingly sweet Maggie . . .
A hoarder of chews.