Saturday, May 19, 2012

Garden Crazy

This might be my favorite feature in all of my gardens.


A hot and cold outdoor sink.  I can't tell you how much I use this sink.  The counter top is made from the old sidewalk blue stone pavers from when my house was built in the 1870's. The sink itself is an old laboratory sink from a high school chemistry class.


It is turning out to be a really good idea I took out the big red maple.  I still get plenty of shade from my other trees.


You can see the dappled light all over the patio.

Teddy loves it when the grass is freshly cut and the ground is still cool for her to lay on.


Sorry I keep posting so many garden pics but I have gone a bit gardening crazy and haven't been cooking as much.

The Oakleaf Hydrangeas are glorious.

I added yet another tomato and I am not sure if I am done yet.  I can't wait to see how this container gardening works out.  I am making compost tea and will start watering them with it.

This ivy has trained itself across the garage.  I hand no hand in this at all.  Get it, hand... like in one!  My one handed humor is not very funny!


I added my pottery mushrooms to a lot of the pots.


They are in the flower beds too.


19 comments:

Sandy Sandy said...

I love your sink! And the yard and gardens are looking mighty happy. Thanks for the tour!

Nellie said...

Lovely, lovely gardens, Joyce. It must be such a refreshing experience to spend time outdoors at your house!

Barbara F. said...

Looks great and I love the doll house in the last photo. How great is it to have both hot and cold running water outside? xo

Patty Woodland said...

I'm sure your sink is very....handy.

Robin Larkspur said...

Groan, the hand jokes, you and Patty both!! You can post as many gardening photos as you like, love 'em. I am doing veggie container gardening this year too. Seems to me veggies and containers go hand in hand!! (chuckle)

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

I love the sink! Your garden and yard are splendid. Keep us up to date.

LindaG said...

I love seeing all your gardens. :o)
That is a wonderful sink, too!

laurie said...

I enjoy your garden photos so much, what a garden, my gosh its amazing, I used manure tea that I made from Rabbit droppings, it worked great!(we had a pet rabbit!)He didn't cahrge a thing,

I have had to start a new blog, I have called it when the bough broke, i hope you will find me again,

injoyinmylife said...

Joyce, I love love love your garden photos. I miss not having our beautiful grounds in Missouri. It's basically rock, cactus and palm trees here. You are making me inspired to do something, I don't know what yet, but something. I'm enjoying each and every picture. I would have loved to have that kind of sink in MO. You have made your yard so beautiful and inviting. I love all your potted plants. Thanks for sharing.

Ina in Alaska said...

So very pretty. So much to enjoy. You have put much love & thought into your gardens. I admire your hard working spirit. Love all the pictures & thank you for sharing with us.

Barb said...

In my world, you can't get too many garden pictures!!!! I love to see your space and the dappled light is great. You can grow lots of things in that kind of light.

Monique @ Magpie Hollow said...

Wonderful !!!! I love all your pots and your sink is fantastic !!
Garden crazy ??? I know what you mean, In can't stop pottering around either. I have two hands to use though, so I think your work is twice as hard, using only one hand.
Have a great day and enjoy your garden ; )

jody said...

never tire of your gardens! love it all and the sink is really great! made your slaw last night soo good cant wait to eat more today!! enjoy your day!

edenhills said...

I love seeing all of your gardens. I am quite envious of that sink!

water-in-the-garden-for-the-flora-and-the-fauna said...

Your garden looks so cool and shady, that must be lovely and I WANT AN OUTDOOR SINK LIKE YOURS!!! I love it. We would have to turn off the plumbing in the frozen winter but I know i would use it all the time! In fact.. i am going to start a campaign! have a lovely day in your gorgeous garden,.. c

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Oh I much prefer these posts, to cooking posts....

“If people are good only because they fear punishment,
and hope for reward,
then we are a sorry lot indeed.”

~Albert Einstein

Toriz said...

It's a good time of year to be working in the garden. And, besides, it's your blog, so you can post whatever you want. :)

SharleneT said...

I've got to hand it to you, you're doing a great job with the container gardening. My daughter does it in pots and has been very successful. So, here's a thumbs-up! to your efforts and may you enjoy great meals. Love the garden pix -- love the food pix... just plain love your blog!

TARYTERRE said...

I thought your one handed humor was very funny. LOL Your OUTDOOR sink is AWESOME, as is your entire yard. SERIOUSLY awesome. I'm with Teddy. Something about a freshly mowed lawn. My container gardening is doing badly this year. Last year it was a success. I hope yours goes well.