Sunday, June 2, 2013

A Little Backyard Garden

Happy Sunday! I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend so far. For the past few weeks I have been working on my back yard patio and today I think it is finally ready for the summer.

It all started when Mike brought home all those flowers. We had a lot of cinder blocks stacked in the yard and I had seen several boarders made with them on PINTEREST so it seemed like a match made in heaven.

I first added a wooden deck piece that was already built to the end of the cement slab that was already there. I just placed the blocks all the way around the perimeter creating a plant-able border. 
Then I added garden soil and potting mix to each hole and started planting.

The wine bottles are part on my continuous collection.

I planted a few herbs a couple of weeks ago and they have really started to grow.
On the red tractor seat is Lemon Basil. It smells amazing and is suppose to help with
bug and mosquito control so we will see.
Under the seat is Mint- perfect to use for summer Mohitos.

I also added Hot Weather Cherry Tomatoes along with Oregano, Basil, Parsley, and Pineapple Sage. 
The Tomatoes are starting to peek through now.

Since our fire pit doesn't get any use during the summer I cleaned it out and added a potted plant of flowers to it. We also have a neighbors oak tree that hangs over our yard and it has a lot of Spanish Moss on it. So I carefully stood on a very wobbly chair and pulled some down to add to the pit as well. 

There was still a little space around the top so I tucked in some moss around the rim.

This fire-pit was one of the first things Mike made when we moved in. 
I simply love the fish cutouts. 

Another addition that Mike made to our yard was a bottle tree. Simply by welding re-bar and adding some wine, vodka and beer bottles it is a bright addition to the yard.

 We did have to hook it to the fence to keep it from tipping over. Mike tends to create things big and heavy sometimes without realizing the weight. It did fall over once and some of the bottles broke. 
Murphy was a puppy then and I was afraid he would cut his feet since the tree was on the other side of the house where he runs to play fetch. 
So I was able to give my family a good laugh when I used the shop-vac on the grass to vacuum up the small pieces of glass.

For the last metal highlight some one actually put this plant stand to the curb because one of the legs were broken. Guess who brought it home and welded it back to life??
We simply added metal buckets, flowers and WHA-LA
a new plant stand. 

I almost forgot about the wrap around patio bar that a guy Mike works with was throwing away. Yes it ended up on our patio and our CHILIS table got moved to another part of the yard. It really just wraps around our patio because it is so small.

Since we used a lot of things and junk we already had around the house the cost of  my little backyard garden was minimal. I just spent a little money on herbs, soil and fertilizer. 

Thanks for stopping by.
Enjoy your week!

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  1. AWESOME JOB on your new website!! xoxoxo Mike


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