|Project by jroot||posted 08-21-2011 08:15 PM||2896 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
I recently showed you some photos of my recent garden nook, complete with chair and table. My daughter-in-law called it the ghost chair. LOL
Well, .... I was recently trolling Kijiji and saw that someone had a fountain which they had used as a planter, but they wanted to get rid of it because their plants died and it didn’t fit their new deck. I also noted that they were looking for an umbrella for their deck. Well … I just happened to have an umbrella that I didn’t use, and suggested we make an even trade.
I brought the “planter” home, complete with soil in it, and when checking it out noted that there was no drainage for plants, as it was supposed to be a fountain. No wonder their plants died! So, I drilled some holes into the top and bottom sections, put it down in the bush where the “ghost chair” was, planted some impatiens which I picked up at a bargain, and now I have a different garden nook.
I had an old bench under a window at the back of the house, and it was not being used so I thought that I could move it into a more useable place – also in the bush. Once again, I saw someone was giving away patio stones, so I picked up some (some were broken), laid them onto a clearing in the bush, after flattening the slope somewhat, placed the bench, wired an old outdoor lamp which I had in the basement, and voila … another garden nook.
I took these shots tonight.
-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown