Here is one of my favorite garden decorations and it is the simplest and cheapest of all! Take a nice sturdy branch and trim off all of the side branches leaving just two small nubs about 10 inches apart. Take any type of long thin bottle and tie it to the branch with twine. Wrap the twine around the nubs to hold it from slipping. Click for a better look. I cut some dogwood and placed it in my vases. You can use these all summer long and then just throw them away at the end of the season.
Stick the branch in the ground and fill the bottle with water and then fill the vase with whatever is presently blooming in your garden. You can line a garden path with these. I have pcv piping attached to the sides of my raised beds and I just slip the branch right into the pipe which holds it in place.
Look closely...there is something lurking under the trees below. What or who might it be?
It's Teddy! She is on her way back from patrol.
Suddenly she glances to her right and sees the gazebo area.
She can't believe it is so neat and clean and has sunlight!
She checks it out thoroughly to make sure nothing has been uncovered that she needs to attend to.
Safe and secure.
Another job well done.
Time to go back home.
Uh mama! Our grass is getting pretty out of control??? There could be small critters hiding in it. Don't worry pup..a big garden clean up day is scheduled for tomorrow! More pics when it is done.
For now Teddy will lay in the shade hoping something will soon be cooked on the Big Green Egg!
BTW...that little black shelf was purchased at a thrift store the other day for 4.00. I am going to stack some small pots on it. After viewing pictures of the gazebo which I have been posting, I've decided it looks a bit dull so I am going to decorate it and if I like the way it looks I will post pics of it. I thought it might be interesting to walk through the woods and come across a decorated room. The benefits of blogging!
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