Once upon a time there was a yard
Where the fish swam
And the flowers flourished
Then that blasted thing called aging hit.
Go figure it doesn't just hit people.
Things started to wear out, parts started to fail.
Wood started to rot!
(can't wait to that rot part to hit me soon)
It was time for it all to go.
Bye bye pond
All that's left is the pampas grass that sat beside you.
Bye bye gardens and your lovely bushes.
While I have no idea what this bush was...
it produced incredible flowers.
I dug it up once when we put in the pond. It was too close to it.
Having no green thumb, I was sure it would kill it.
Not so...It thrived in it's new location.
So we are going to try it again.
I dug it up and potted it until the new garden is ready to plant.
It split into 2 and seems to be doing just fine in it's new pots.
There is hope yet.
I've been digging up and potting everything I can get out of the garden.
I figure I'm not out anything if they don't make it.
All the hand digging out fences and concrete from the posts
is about killing me.
Oh, how I feel my age now.
But once I got the bid from the landscaper back, I almost had a heart attack!
I can do a lot of this myself, and surely will be doing so.
Years ago when we chopped down a tree
my boys hollowed out part of the stump.
It was just the right size for a pot, but nothing ever really survived in it.
It just got too hot and dry.
After visiting the garden store last week, I found a much better solution.
Get rid of the pot, add in one of those coconut husk liners,
and fill directly with dirt.
Then add one of those nifty water bottle holders with a clay tip,
that goes into the dirt. A perfect automatic watering system.
I just love my tree stump.
A friend gave me a tip, that by adding a disposable diaper
to the bottom of your hanging baskets, before you fill them with dirt.
It helps hold and regulate the moisture.
It's worth giving it a try.
I know it's no beauty, but it is my new car!
A 1955 Ford Fairlane.
She's much prettier now, than when her roof was crushed in.
Don't laugh, it's true!
You see my new vision is a new bigger and better pond.
One that my beautiful car is going to sit along...
with a waterfall coming out the car window.
Her hood and trunk full of flowers!
With all the rain here lately, it's almost sitting in a pond now!
In it's day, this playhouse sat high in the sky, but gravity and aging required us to take it down.
My new vision is...
to have it sit along side the pond with a wrap around deck on it.
Oh and did I mention it's going to be turned into a faux outhouse???
With my twin toilet planters on it!
My mind is such a dangerous place these days!
We will have to see just what the landscaper has cooked up for the car/pond.
I know he was pretty excited to take on the project.
Nothing like anything he has ever done before.
As for the rest of the work...
I'm heading back outside to start digging out more fencing.Thanks goodness for tractors.
At least I won't be shoveling all new new dirt and rock!
And that's why I haven't been stitching much lately.
I sure hope to see my sewing room soon.
My ole body needs a rest!
Keep off of Pinterest!
It's just too dangerous!