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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



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jroot

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posted 08-22-2011 03:21 AM

P.S. I noted that this lovely Rose of Sharon decided to bloom for me tonight. I have had her for several years, and she refused to bloom for me. Last year, I told her that this year was her last chance, or she became compost. I like her colouring.

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

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posted 08-22-2011 05:56 AM

Jroot – love it, but you knew I would as it seems we share a love of keeping things out of the landfill that still have potential.

Lovely Rose of Sharon – it is one of the things we have asked the owners to get to put in the front yard. We had one at a previous house and loved it, though ours was more of a blue to lavender bloom.

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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sharad

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posted 08-22-2011 08:53 AM

Planter was a good bargain now that you have made it functional in one nook. The Rose of Sharon is lovely and it bloomed because of your threat. It shows that there is communication between man and plants. The night shots are good but what is the difference between the first and the third picture?

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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posted 08-22-2011 11:10 AM

Sharad, I have changed the original photo now to show it at sunset. You can see in the night shot there are a string of LED lights that make the area glow at night.

I’ll try to get a shot of the bench area during the daylight hours as well to show you why I positioned it there, – a lovely view of the river.

Joel, I have several of the blue/lavendar R.O.S. here. This year, they have bloomed profusely. It becomes more blue as the day progresses.

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

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MsDebbieP

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posted 08-22-2011 12:52 PM

look at you!!!
Creating, creating, creating.

Now – what happened to the ghost chair?

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

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posted 08-22-2011 03:49 PM

The ghost chair got moved down a little lower. Here is a view FROM the bench. You can see how steep the land drops off towards the river, but also the ghost chair. I think I may put Pond Man there this year. LOL

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

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posted 08-22-2011 06:43 PM

oh how I love your “gardens” / natural areas / seating nooks / creativity / green thumb ….

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

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justjoel

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posted 08-22-2011 09:37 PM

Yeah, what she said…

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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sharad

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posted 08-23-2011 07:32 AM

Great pictures Jroot. I had a similar flower plant where the color darkened as the day progressed. But I was not a GT member and so did not capture them on my camera.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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dini

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posted 08-23-2011 11:22 PM

Beautiful nooks, a wonderful series of rooms each with a lovely view.

-- the day you quit learning is the day you quit living.

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Iris43

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posted 08-24-2011 01:30 AM

Fasinating! I can imagine the surprise of coming upon these little nooks as one follows the path down to the river. Alittle spooky….but fun! :)

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

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Bon

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posted 08-24-2011 05:04 PM

Nice job Jroot.Your garden nooks are so inviting and such beautiful spots to stop and relax for awhile.

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

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justjoel

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posted 08-24-2011 09:19 PM

Just realized that we have several of each of the white and blue varieties of the R O S growing outside my office’s windows. They are relatively new plantings, so are only a couple of feet tall, but are all filled with lovely flowers now. These are much nicer than the juniper things that used to be there.

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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