GrandmaT's Gardens 2009 #8: Side of the House Container Garden

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Blog entry by GrandmaT posted 06-16-2009 07:00 PM 7693 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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For those of you who are relatively new to GT. This is a piece of the yard that I wasn’t sure what to do with. I kiddingly joke that I have lots of invasive rock and concrete growing around here! Anyway … Since we are hoping to move out West, I didn’t want to move all this rock. So last summer came up with the idea to create a funky container garden there.

This year’s version is not quite as elaborate as last year. But I am pleased none-the-less. AND, who knows I am not promising that nothing else will find it’s way over there—hahaha!!!

Below – Front of the house view

Below – Another, very cute, wooden wheelbarrow that Russel made. This one I filled with flowers.

Below – Surprisingly, hubby was not pleased with the initial “plastic” flower pot I had placed on the side of the house. He kept saying it didn’t fit and needed something. So he walked into his workshop, ten minutes later came out with this little box to surround the “ugly plastic flower pot”. I LOVE that I am married to a Lumberjock!!!

Below – And lastly, this is the view from the garage (back of the driveway)

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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posted 06-16-2009 07:19 PM

colorfull and oh so clean…...i love it.

-- south shore montreal, zone 5a, whish it was 9

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posted 06-16-2009 07:19 PM

very GramT-ish :)
I agree—lucky to live with a LumberJock (although I think there are a few spouses who have issues with their missing partners lol )

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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posted 06-17-2009 07:30 AM

Lookin good GramT.Love all those containers with so much color.

-- Bon,Hastings, 5a....Always room for one more

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posted 06-17-2009 03:53 PM

Lookin’ good, GrandmaT.

Your photo of the wheel barrel reminded me that I was supposed to show the narrow one I made. You know, you show me yours, I show you mine. LOL. It is raining out here right now, so I’ll try to remember when it stops.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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posted 06-17-2009 03:55 PM

Thanks jroot … Look forward to seeing “yours” – LOL!!

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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posted 06-17-2009 07:29 PM

Nice and neat. The little chair is a cute idea.

-- Zone 4a or 4b... depending on where you are standing!

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posted 06-17-2009 08:02 PM

This is a neat spot and you’ve utilized it in a unique way. I love the colour of the petunies in the little chair. I tried to find the same colour when I was filling one of my planters. Couldn’t find the same one so had to settle for a colour almost like yours.

I like the way you have scattered larger rocks here and there. Really an attractive area, Grant.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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