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Project by winecountrywhimsy posted 07-13-2009 06:34 PM 2442 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I posted this at Homerefurbers.com, but I wanted to share with my friends at gardentenders as well. We recently did a door replacement and small renovation on our Tack Barn. The barn is used as our recreation room and has finished walls and floors. It has electric, but no heat or water. In addition to the new glass doors, exterior and interior paint, painted light fixtures, and other items, I also built two window boxes to dress up the side of the barn. I used old redwood fence boards and painted the boxes the same color as the barn trim. I had to buy shelf brackets. I wanted to make some out of wine barrel hoops, but that didn’t work. Now it is Jan’s job to fill the boxes. I will post more pics when she finishes. BTW, I posted some other pics of the barn renovation with “before” pics. The big planter on the front deck holds a cabernet vine.

-- Todd & Jan @ winecountrywhimsy - Sonoma County, CA



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jroot

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posted 07-13-2009 06:48 PM

I like it ! I really like it!

So … you have a beer fridge. Do you have a nice wine stash somewhere, to go along with the cabernet vine?

Nice pup that you have there also.

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

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winecountrywhimsy

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posted 07-13-2009 06:53 PM

I actually have a wine fridge in the barn. It can be used for beer too if you like your beer a little warmer than typical (55 deg. F).

-- Todd & Jan @ winecountrywhimsy - Sonoma County, CA

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winecountrywhimsy

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posted 07-13-2009 06:56 PM

I added some photos to our garden and the mailbox project pages as well.

-- Todd & Jan @ winecountrywhimsy - Sonoma County, CA

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mario1360

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posted 07-14-2009 01:15 PM

real cool, love the pooch…on the porch…

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

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MsDebbieP

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posted 07-15-2009 06:23 PM

oh my!! beautiful

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

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Bon

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posted 07-15-2009 07:47 PM

Nice window boxes.What are you gonna plant in them?

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

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GrandmaT

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posted 07-16-2009 04:28 AM

Nice tranformation indeed!!! And yes, inquiring minds want to know … what did Jan decide for those window boxes??

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

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winecountrywhimsy

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posted 07-20-2010 02:09 AM

We put ivy in the boxes. We needed something that can go for days without water in a pretty hot areas. Any other ideas for the boxes?

-- Todd & Jan @ winecountrywhimsy - Sonoma County, CA

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Penny

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posted 07-20-2010 06:23 AM

What a great job, very nice!!

-- Gardening is Great Therapy!!.....Georgian Bay area....zone 5b

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Radicalfarmergal

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posted 07-22-2010 02:21 PM

Todd and Jan, how about succulents such as hens and chicks or relatively tough desert flowers such as coreopsis? I don’t use container gardens but I know they are pretty tough once established and don’t mind dry spells.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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