Which is what my friend Pat said to me today that finally got me off my duff to find something new to post. She was the third person in a couple of days to tell me I needed something new up, but no one else had quite her "eloquence"!
I guess I have allowed myself to stay in that creative funk I wrote about -- not really creating, but I have been doing a log of yard work. I guess I'd better get busy taking some shots of that (which do NOT include the bottle tree... ahem) and get them posted, eh? I have planted two blush Knockout roses, some hostas (Love Pat, Guacamole, Glacial Lake, Silver Bay, Paul's Glory, Earth Angel - and a bonus from the seller Rainforest Sunrise).
I also have a HUGE bunch of daylilies to plant thanks to a very generous local nursery (Funderburk's Daylilies) -- when I ordered 6 plants, I was thinking 6 plants. They mean 6 clumps -- and each clump has multiple plants. FANTASTIC, healthy-looking plants. Have to get to those tomorrow.
Right now, the only thing I have on my computer is this one of the front porch (and front door to the right) showing my metal wall planter thingy with the new greenery I have in it. I put it up last fall & had live mums in there, then fake poinsettias & holly for Christmas, but nothing since then. It looked all sad & lonely, but I didn't know exactly what I wanted in there. Luckily, I was on a buying trip for the store last week & found these great faux plants. I don't know what the trailing thing is, but the others are cycads (like a primitive fern) and I thought they looked good.
Now, here's my little secret. Nothing in there is secured... I just tuck & pull & put some through the bars, and let them camouflage themselves. I do the same thing when I make wreaths. I never glue anything in. Just tuck & twist & use the wires in the flowers themselves to secure them. That way I can change out wreaths with a minimum of trouble! Shhhhhhhh, it's a secret! :)