My neighbor moved out a few months ago and left a small patch of strawberries. So myself and a couple other neighbors decided to rescue them from a pending weed whacker.
I replanted them in a couple small flower boxes and they grew happy and healthy, giving us lots of very sweet treats to gather daily. They grew so well it wasn’t long before the two small flower boxes could no longer hold them. Having very limited garden space and even less money I had to turn on the imagination machine and think of some place to put these darling plants.
On one of our nightly walks around the neighborhood, I noticed that one of our neighbors had replaced their bathtub and the old one was sitting in their driveway. I mentioned that it was the perfect size for the new strawberry planter and was going to ask if we could have it. My hubby wasn’t to keen on the idea but did say he could bring me home a plastic berrel that would work just as well. So I took him up on the offer.
A few days later he brought home a very nice barrel and cut it in half with no problem.
He then drilled a few holes in the bottom for drainage and we put a few large rocks in it to keep it a bit more sturdy.
We then filled it with dirt and went about replanting our over grown strawberry plants.
Forgive my picture taking, but they really do look much happier in their roomy new home. So we rescued the doomed strawberries that help rescue a soon to be shredded plastic barrel, and made everyone very happy.
Well it made me very happy.
I don’t know much about Steampunk, but the DT Angel were requesting it. So I gave it a shot.
This is a 3 piece set. There is the Frame, the girl and the girl in the frame.
You can find this at the StitchyBear’s Digi Outlet.
Thanks for looking and keep the requests coming!!
Today in between the normal housework (sorry for the dirty word) I decided to get a little Geeky and try to learn how to use Pinterest. I have to admit, it was much easier and actually a lot of fun.
I do have to warn you, it is one of those places that you can get lost in. You can check in at 7 am and when you decide the cramp in your left butt cheek means you should stand up, it is 9 pm.
There is always one more pin to check or friend to follow or board to scan. Be careful my friends. It is full of sparkly things and distractions enough to keep you occupied for way more hours that you might like.
Take your time, enjoy your trip and remember it will be there when you come back.
With the weather turning to more sun than rain, I have again found my “outdoor girl” that was lost for 3 to 4 months. I love working in the yard, playing in the dirt and doing landscaping is a pleasure I crave more than candy. Notice I did not say “gardening”. I do NOT have a green thumb and I tend to kill most plants, well indoor plants. Outdoor plants I do have better luck with.
My favorite thing is to find fun things to make planters out of. That is one of the things I did this weekend.
A few years ago my darling hubby bought me one of those fancy Topsy Turvy Planters. It looked like this…..
I never much liked it after the first month or two. It was huge, super heavy, and very awkward to plant anything in and keep watered. Needless to say, after the first summer it just sat there full of dirt, getting full of moss and a terrible eye sore. I thought about tossing it away a couple times, but I hate throwing anything away, and I just knew there was some way to make it pretty and usable again.
As I sat in the yard, I kept staring at it, and letting my imagination take over. I decided the main thing I disliked about it was the mossy old bag on it, so I got my scissors and cut it off. Now it looked like this…
Already it looked better, and I again liked it. PLUS, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. My hubby was headed to the Home and Garden Store anyway, so I told him what to get and within an hour, that silly looking pole looked like this…
Yep, I turned it right back in to a Topsy Turvy. This time instead of 1 big mossy bag, it has 3 bright colored metal pails. Each pail has 2 tomato plants in it. I got 3 red cherry and 3 yellow pear tomato plants. Easy to water, easy to move if I need to, and just a wonderful splash of color my yard needed.
So this is just ONE of the fun things I got to do on my weekend. The other things I will show you a bit later in another post. Plus I am also putting together another fun project I want to share with you.
I hope you all are having as much fun as I am!!
Dirt is fun!!