Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Grow Garden Grow

My neighbours lilacs - beautiful!

Tomatoes, cucumbers, beets and a few peppers.


Zuchinni, eggplants, and radishes.

Lettuce, radishes and a zuchinni.

We were away on the weekend and the amount of growth in our garden is staggering! The zuchinni had only 5 leaves on Thursday and are now about a foot across.

The lettuce and radishes are about ready to be picked!

Grow garden grow!

More pics of the garden decorations

All of the following were made by my crafty father-in-law!

This was made by drilling through a tea cup and saucer. Makes a dainty little birdbath!
Garden Fork with a spoon for a perch!

An old window frame - mounted with birdhouses!

This bench is large enough to seat two comfortably! (Or three if you are skinny)

A little bench - just perfect for a child to sit on - or some flowers!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Benches and Birdhouses!

Corner bench.

This past weekend I had a great visit with my in-laws in the country. I picked up a few of these garden benches and birdhouses that my father-in-law makes in his spare time. A few of the girls at work wanted to purchase one for their garden. He uses reclaimed wood (barn board, window frames etc), used garden tools (mostly garden forks) and found objects (old door knobs, hinges, latches, spoons, keyholes, buckles etc) for his creations. They are truly one of a kind objects!

Ihave posted some pictures of his work. These garden decorations make great gifts. The prices are very reasonable for such a unique piece of art work! If you are interested in purchasing any of his creations, please leave a comment on this post and I will let him know.