Well, I am soooooo bitten by the gardening bug, that I went out in the rain after work to snap a few pics. I have also been sketching out my plans for my container garden/fountain area that I am going to add in a few weeks, and I am very excited about that.
Here are some pictures of my make-shift cold frame. Again, no laughs please. I slapped this together from scrap wood in my garage, and am using clear drop cloth for the lid, but, ITS WORKING!! I have sprouts of basil and vinca already, not that I needed to start those out early in the cold frame, but those were things that I had plenty of seed for, incase it didnt work, and it was all waste. As soon as the weather is nicer, I will roll back the lid and show you the inside.
I painted last years sun flowers because the sun washed them out to pure white.
Here is a few pics of the purple sand cherry, and in teh background a few hyacinth that I havent clipped yet to bring in the house. My wife loves them, so I chop them as soon as they are ready for a vase on the table.
And, if you know me from last year, I take a pic of EVERYTHING with the garage in the background, so here is that pic...
And finally, some Mums that I put in this container late in the fall. I left them for dead, and didnt think they would survive the winter in the container, but they seem to be doing quite well. I plan on thinning these, and dressing up the container with a spike and maybe a litte seasonal color, so its not so drab until its time for the mums to bloom again.
Mar 28, 2009 | 6:08 PM PST
awesome job on the "slapped together" coldframe....looks great! And i LOVE those sunflowers on the house, how AWESOME...did you make those or buy them?? Very cool! And i have some surviver mums, too, i plant to repot them soon, since they managed to come back i figure they deserve it! :-)
Mar 29, 2009 | 2:47 AM PST
Wonderful pictures! Thanks for getting a picture of that cold frame, it's given me hope that I can make something outside all by myself too (the Hubby's out of town working). I am happy to hear it's working for you as well!! Thanks for sharing I LOVE pictures!
Mar 29, 2009 | 6:11 AM PST
I love your pictures Bat. Keep them coming. I was wondering if you were going to make more concrete containers. Don't thin the mums, just keep them trimmed to four inches tall until the 4th of July and then don't touch them. You'll have a great show in the fall.
Have a great day. Bill Mitchell
Mar 29, 2009 | 1:23 PM PST
Thanx for the advice about the Mums...I did not know that. Also, I will be making more concrete. Going to start very soon. I need to make 3 matching bowls to the one I made last year for my newest project, and then I plan on making them here and there, with the mindset that I still might be able to sell a few here and there.