Saturday, August 6, 2011

Garden gate vingette

Remember the metal garden gate I got earlier this summer at the second hand store?

 I finished up a little project this past week  and found a spot for it in one of the tree beds. With having basically two yards, our yard and the bnb yard, there is always a project on the go, or weeding to do, watering.....

I started by moving 2 spiaria plants from the tree bed just off of our "outside room" to a tree bed that we have when you come into the yard by the BnB. The plants had gotten too big for the spot they were in, and I wanted to balance things a little better with the wooden flower planter.

I always forget to take "before" pics..just imagine 2 spiaria plants in the empty space :)
I left one of them,,,,off to the left.

I couldn't dig the gate into the ground to secure it too well as the Mayday tree roots were in the MORE prairie rocks to the rescue! I have hauled, moved, stacked and dropped so many rocks into this yard! For some reason as I am getting older my back is feeling it too!! I kinda like how the rock foundation turned out though. I guess we will see how the gate stands up once we get a good ole prairie wind storm.

I don't have much of a green thumb,,, but some of my flowers are doing okay.

So glad I found a spot to enjoy my garden gate!

How about you,,,have you made any changes to your garden this summer?
Have a great week end!


Gina said...

This is really beautiful Dawna! I loved that gate when you "teased" us with it and I really love it now in the garden vignette. It's perfect.
And you would never know that you don't have a green thumb because your flowers look great!

camp and cottage living said...

I'd say this looks really good for someone who doesn't have a green thumb! I love that green plant that is vining out of the pot. What is it?

Catherine said...

wow, that looks beautiful!

Marilyn said...

You did a wonderful job with the gate and all the rocks! I just have mine propped up against the side of the house. It was in my mom and dad's yard when we moved there and had been my grandparents. My brother and I had to dig out the cement in the post holes to tear down the fence. Thanks for sharing.♥♫

Content in a Cottage said...

Your garden looks beautiful. Mine has been weeded to death. It was so overgrown I pulled most of it out...but it will come back. Your road trip was beautiful too.
xo, Rosemary

Tonya said...

What a beautiful vignette! That garden gate is adorable & your flowers look very pretty as well!!

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