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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Challenge Taken part 2. Birdbath’s Corner.

Hey!   Glad you popped by!   I am just about to share the second installment of the Challenge I took to Tootsie around in a farm yard with little to no flowers!

If you missed the first part about the Bike the Cream Can and the Tree,  you really should go back and have a look…it tells the entire story of how I ended up taking this challenging project in the first place.  Click here if you wish to start on part one!

This is where I left you…and I showed the view of the next space to be done.

Things here are simple and plain. Nothing to draw the eye and there is much potential in it’s “bones”.   I had direction from Mrs. P to do “something…anything” to make it pretty!

Lets take a closer look:

This is not a big space..The little fence was put up years ago to keep their son from driving his quad through the trees to get to the house.  There is a little bit of gravel and some shards from an old clay pot that bit the biscuit years back.   I stared at it for a while…and got an idea!

In my discussions with Mrs. P, I learned that Mr. P loves to have birds of all kinds in his yard.   I recalled seeing a birdbath in the stash of  things I was given access to use anywhere I saw fit.   I grabbed it…and popped it right in the middle of the alcove.   I then went to my truck and grabbed the two honeysuckle vines that I had picked up in town on my way out here that morning.   I then threw in another clay pot, arranged the broken shards and stood back. 

 It still doesn’t seem finished!

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That is MUCH better!   I know Mrs.P likes her solar lights and there were a few in my truck…along with a pot of Dusty Miller that I planted in the greenhouse this spring.   I just needed to re-arrange things a little bit and this space is DONE!  

The vines will attract humming birds and butterflies…they will grow up and use the Karagana bushes as support…the birdbath is in a sheltered area and creates a focal point for this otherwise bland space! 

When I showed it to Mrs. P.    She was very happy…she loves it!

She also loves the “accidental” placement of an old window…

In my travels back and forth from the shed with different items to try to use in this space, this old window fell off the wheel barrow.   I didn’t want anyone to step on it, but didn’t need it at the time, so I just popped it in here and left it for a bit.   The old window now has a home right where I popped it!  haha!   What a happy accident!

The second space was complete and the next space was screaming for my attention.  

I affectionately named this space Willow Corner…What do you think I will do here????

Stay tuned…You will probably be surprised at the finished project!

That’s it for me today…I have to keep things down to a dull roar…somewhere along the line the last two weeks I managed to over do it on my arms…and inflamed my shoulder injury…my arms are numb (sleeping) and my fingers hurt like crazy to use…so for now…that’s it…that’s all!

Until Next Time…Happy Gardening!

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Did you miss part 1?
Part one of challenge taken:  The Bike, the Cream Can and the Tree.


Sigrun said...

Another inspired scenario. I need to do stuff around here. After the greenhouse is over (only till the 30th).

Lona said...

You did such a wonderful job with these spots Glenda. The Tootsie touch made them beautiful.

Country Gal said...

Lovely little garden corners . You have such great ideas ! Wonderful photos ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good week !

Jenny said...

I love it! A bird feeder or two would really be nice in this corner too. maybe a hummingbird feeder at least.

I'm loving this series. Can't wait to see the next phase.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

You have a wonderful talent for pulling things together. This space looks GREAT.

I look forward to seeing what you do with Willow Corner.


Anonymous said...

Another winner. I am excited for you that someone is paying you to have so much fun. Great job! Literally!

deb said...

It looks amazing! You are so talented.
Anxious to see the next phase!

Tootsie said...

The little to no flowers rule is because they are very busy people. They run a HUGE farm and do not have time to do the maintenance that having a lot of flowers would demand. She loves flowers, but just does not have the time to tend to them right now.

La Petite Gallery said...

Beautiful Job. For some reason all my flowers are blooming at once. The yard never looked so good. I am afraid it's global warming, like the canary in the coal mine.

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