This blog is about my garden and the outdoors. I am new to photography but I am trying to show some of the pretty things that grow here in Michigan. I love the wild things who visit me and I dont mind if they eat a bit here and there. I like it more if they let me take their picture. As time goes on I think I will try to show you around the beautiful area that I live in as well as my garden. I try to use my own pictures as much as possible but will also use pictures from the web. If I inadvertently use your photo or work without permission please email me and I will remove it or give credit if you prefer. I will give credit when I know who the owner is. I would ask that anyone using my pictures do the same.
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

More garden news..............................................

I have not had the money to buy plants this year. Well, I did buy a few shrubs but that was the end of that. As my husband is still paying for those I am in the dog house so to speak. So.........I am being thrifty. The original spending spree only managed to fill one basket that I put on the deck.
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I have to say it is very pretty at the moment. I have never before bought these and I love them
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The back garden is thriving
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The vegetable garden is doing well and I will do a seperate post on that later. Meanwhile my climbing thingie is looking really nice this year.
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Some things come back year after year. Did not disappoint this year.
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I did buy one house plant that I will take in this Fall because its one of those easy to propogate things. Another I want later is a Purple Passion.
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I am not sure this will show up very well but I made this from two old barrel hoops and a glass ball
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My first wooden wind chimes that I was inspired to make from my visit to the glass shop in Suttons Bay
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In my initial purchase were a tray of begonias and I have some of those in this old lamp that I made in ceramics many years ago
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My Roses are all doing well, it's amazing how a little more light can make such a difference. I will have more roses to show later as most are just in bud at the moment. They all survived the winter so there is that.
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I am re-purposing my old things from last year and I have had to sit and paint all the old flower stakes so that they can be used again this year. I used nail polish and glitter and they look pretty good. So maybe when I am finished with the front I can show some of those.
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I have had luck with my bottle trees and have 4 now. I will probably try to do a few more because I just love glass
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I am jumping around in my back garden trying to show a lot of it.
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This was one of my mended plant stakes, the ladybug had died, I found a red stone and fixed it. I have learned this year that there is no need to keep buying things because I like them, its more satisfying to mend and fix what I have. (shussshhhhh so I can buy plants instead)
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I fixed this one up with a glass thing (bell) that I had no use for
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Well, I must stop now because I could keep going on. So much to show since last time and it does drag on. So for tonight I will close and try to load more pictures.


Connie said...

Great garden art . . . and pretty garden :)

Magic Love Crow said...

Wow Janice!! Purely magical!!!

Judy said...

Wow everything is so beautiful...