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My name is Sally Johnson and I adore quilting... I have lived on Cape Cod since 1974 and I am married and have two sons...

Monday, June 24, 2013

Garden Fun

I had the opportunity of being able to do some yard appeal this weekend. To begin with I my weekend started off with a trip to Blue Hills Regional High School to see a lecture with Alex Anderson. For those who don't know who Alex is she is a quilter a designer and an author of many books. She was awesome, personal and a she was especially nice to me. She took my business card and she gave me a name of a lady who is  with the "Quilt Life Magazine" and told me I should take an article I told her about and to submit it to this lady... How good could the weekend start.. Got a photo op with her as many did and it was the start of a great weekend.
 
 
So with that said, I go to Sunday. A beautiful start to the day. It was sunny, warm, and just perfect for the day I had planned. First I made my weekly call to one of my dearest friends to see if she wanted to have coffee together. Of course she did we have only made this a weekly tradition for god knows how long... As we sat and drank our coffee, we caught up on the goings on from the previous week, chatted about things she wants for her up coming wedding; Yup she's getting Married Yehaa!!!! An exciting time for her, so I always enjoy hearing what she has to say about the wonderful event. So after we had our catch up time together and making plans to get together this week for a little shopping, I went to the local greenery/nursery to buy flowers for my 'Bathtub" yup I said it. I have repurposed an old cast iron bathtub. So with this said I need to give a we bit of history behind why I have repurposed a bathroom fixture. A few years back my husband got a new toilet for the bathroom to just do some up grade. Ok, that's fine upgrades are always a good thing. I asked him what he was going to do with the old toilet, he stearnly told me he was bringing it to the dump. I said "No Way Boy" I want it to plant flowers in it. He thought I was completely nuts. Well you tell me I have gotten many nice comments on what I did to repurpose my toilet.
 

Well with that finished I took the tub, had my husband and two boys move it to it's new location. It now lives in the corner of my yard in full sun and has been reformed into a sign of beauty. I think I nee to add a few finishing touches but time will tell.



So what do you think did I do a nice job of repurposing these bathroom fixtures. I am remember that one of my friends told me that the tub reminds her of a Cialis commercial... I totally got a kick out of that... Humor in gardening is a wonderful sign of "Laughter is the Best Medicine" A great article section in "Readers Digest"...

So after all was said and done with that my husband helped me fix an area in my garden where we think the squirrels or maybe a stupid animal played in Pumpkin& Watermelon patch. So he built me a caged area to keep my garden from being dug up. Here is what he built... 



I think you now get that I have a creative mind and that things in my yard are a bit "Redneckish" This photo of my Pumpkin & Watermelon Patch is now safe from the outside critters who were making my life miserable. This morning when I checked everything, all was in tacked and un disturbed. Maybe I need a cover but for now things look good...

Here are other photos of my garden and what I did with the flag pole in the front yard. Feel free to leave a comment and if you don't follow my blog give it a try. I promise you won't regret it...

In this bed of yumminess we have Green Beans, Cucumbers, Lettuce, and Summer Squash...

     Blue Hydraingea's                                                                                           Tomatoes Yummm!!!!
                             Pepper Plants
 

Watermelons will be sweet and small
 
Pumpkins flowering already yeah!!!

 
 
My Flag Pole, I haven't seen it look this good ever. And here is the flowers opened.
I love the color it is so sweet and pretty.... I love when things work out the right way...
 








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