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Monday, June 10, 2013

the potted stuff…

just a few pics of my garden today.  I potted my pots, mostly with ivy geraniums, petunias and vinca vines.

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the vinca grows under my window box, and I just dig up bits of it for my pots—free is good.

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the chippy barn door behind this rusty planter made it more visible against the fence.  the vine is a chocolate vine.

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this chair was red last year, now, it has an aqua blue paint on it , and is hanging on the fence.

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the potting bench and an arbor had to be moved, when we built the deck.  we moved them next to the garden shed, (which is just about done).  the arbor gives some extra privacy from the neighbors deck and has a wisteria vine climbing on it.

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for mother’s day I received 5 double pink knock out rose bushes and a dawn rose climber.  my husband made the tall birdhouse.

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I took this picture last fall.  our 100 degree days killed our yard, and I was worried it wouldn’t come back this year.  (we had a water ban).

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but, it’s back to normal-amazing!

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remember this tree last christmas?  it didn’t survive last summer’s heat.  we had to cut it down this week.

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***if you are always looking for new junking spots, you might want to check out the new fleaquest,  an easy-to-use, nationwide directory of flea markets, antique shops, vintage sales, and more.

today’s charming blog is for the love of white!

have a great week, and happy dad’s day to the guys!

51 comments:

  1. Lynn, your garden is really awesome- I love all you have collected and displayed to make it so special and unique.

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  2. Your arbor potting bench is looking so nice. I like your junk pot and I have to agree free is good! I really like the chair on the fence and the bird house your husband made. Everything looks nice. Nancy

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous!! We've had gray, rainy days for (what seems like) four months in a row. Your flowers made me smile!! Thanks so much for sharing them!!! =D

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  4. That darn heat--I am glad your grass came back all green and pretty! Sorry you lost the tree :(. Your yard always looks so pretty!

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  5. Your flowers and garden look great, Lynn! I'm always amazed when plants or grass come back just when you think they are dead.

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  6. Your plants and yard are gorgeous! Amazing how resilient grass can be, glad it came back so beautifully for you. That bench loos stunning with or without grass. ~Diane

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  7. Yes our lawn was pretty bad last year too.But just like yours ours has come back too! Wow Lynn your garden is lovely!
    xx
    Anne

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  8. What a glorious garden you enjoy Lynn! Gosh, it's too bad about that pretty tree, but I'm happy to see your grass has revived. Your flowers are all so lovely - what an enchanting place to spend time. :)

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  9. You have such a beautiful yard, Lynn! I love how you use architectural elements and fun furniture throughout your gardens.
    Mary Alice

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  10. Everything looks so lovely, Lynn! I'm so sorry you had to cut down that mature tree. Hopefully you won't have a repeat of the hot weather this year. We lost a few more shrubs over the winter, too, but fingers crossed our trees make it through another year.

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  11. Love your space, I love the little curtain on the potting stand. I may have to do something like that on mine. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Your garden's looking lovely. I've planted some petunias too, and geraniums and I'm just waiting for them to bloom a bit more before I take pictures.
    The weather over here has killed off so many things too. My neighbours used to have a beautiful Robinia tree that has sadly died, and unfortunately they don't seem to have the money to cut it down !

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  13. I've missed your posts, Lynn! Love your fabulous backyard and beautiful flowers. Maybe I'll blog some of my planted pots this year:) Happy Day!

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  14. Lynn,
    OMG!!!! I want to come and hang out in your garden. Oh so much to pin!!! Adorable all of it. I bet you love being out there in the garden. So so pretty.
    Kris

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  15. love it all, but my fave is that wire chair on the fence. =)

    blessings
    barb

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  16. PS about that aqua chair...red last year???
    great job making it blue and look like it has peeled off, and no red showing.

    barb

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  17. Your garden is just stunning. Every time I picked a favorite, the next picture was just as lovely. Love the birdhouse too!!

    Cynthia

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  18. Lovely as always. Sorry about your tree,but your yard looks great! I lost a tree, too. My yard does not look so great...
    -Revi

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  19. Coming from a climate that is temperate, it amazes me how your lawn can cope with such extreme weather conditions. Nature truly is magnificent. Loved seeing your garden Lynn.

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  20. So sorry about your tree, just hate a tree dying. Love the pink roses and really need to hunt for the double pink ones and it is one of my favs...I have a pink fairy rose bush I adore. love how you put everything together and simply can't wait until you post the new shed!

    Hugs, Lynnie

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  21. You definitely have a green thumb! What a beautiful yard with all your vignettes! Wow, and your grass looks wonderful after last years drought!! I'm sure you get requests for "garden tours"!! Beautiful....so enjoy! Blessings~~~Roxie

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  22. Hi Lynn, your garden is gorgeous. It is amazing how the grass can come back like this. We have seen this here in Texas too. Double knockouts are my favorite. I have so many I lost count. They do wonderful.
    Hugs!

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  23. I would sit outside all day if I had all of those pretties to look at. Love that arbor. It's gorgeous!

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  24. I bet it was so hard to see that tree go. :( You're yard looks as beautiful as ever!

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  25. Hi Lynn....thank you and i always enjoy seeing your dos.love the hanging flower basket.the flowers look beautiful on the window.I feel sad for the tree.it would be nice if you plant a tree in that place...Love sujatha...:):)

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  26. Stunning pics, as usual! I really LOVE the bucket in the first one-'junk'! Just my style :)
    Susan

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  27. Wow.......just love your pretty garden, "Beautiful"

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  28. Your garden is gorgeous and I love all your pots!

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  29. Lynn your flowers are gorgeous and I can't believe your grass returned from the dead!!! AMAZING! I can't wait to see your finished shed, you and your hubby are amazing builders!

    Carol

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  30. WOW Lynn! I love your flowers and pretty potting table. I can't wait to see the shed when it is finished. I can't believe your yard from last summer, ours was bad, but not that bad. It won't stop raining here, we can't mow without mud streaks from the wheels. But my flowers look pretty. :)

    Hugs~

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  31. Love all of your shabby goodies, Lynn. I'm so glad to see your lawn came back, we are also on water restrictions and my lawn is dying with the strong winds and 90 degree days. That is so sad the tree died! Can't wait to see your shed!

    ~Shanon

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  32. I love your potting table and arbor!...and the birdhouse that your husband made. It's all beautiful. I'm inspired by muted botanical colors at the moment, so this was refreshing. LOVE your header image...they are precisely the colors I want to use against the natural and white in my master bedroom....just a in a couple things. I'm amazed that your yard came back to life like that too. xo

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  33. Oh, Lynn, what a gorgeous yard and flowers. Glad you got your grass back. What a difference that makes. The little "JUNK" planter is adorable as is everything, especially that chair hanging on the fence. Sorry to hear about your tree having to come down. Bummer. Looking forward to that shed!
    Liz

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  34. Thank You for the Fleaquest Link! And your Garden is Lovely! I prefer potting my plants as well, alas, during the Arizona Desert's fierce Summer heat it is tougher on plants to survive in a pot, but at least I enjoyed them most of the rest of the year and can try to move them around to assist them surviving the Summer. Sorry you lost your Tree for a similar reason.

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  35. Hi.........Just wanted to let you know that I'm having a giveaway hosted by Koralee of "Bluebird Notes" Blog for a gift certificate to my new Etsy Shop named: Daisy Pink Wish .....if you have time please check it out....would love to see you enter :)
    Daisy~

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  36. Lynn - did you build your potting bench and arbor? if so, do you have a tutorial for it? You are so lucky to have a husband who is so able and willing to do all this beautiful work!! I love it! Your shed is adorable!
    Blessings - Sara

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    1. hi sara,

      we don't really have plans, so sorry. i just tell him what i want and he does it. that said the arbor is simply two 4'x 4' x 8' posts cemented into the ground. there are 2 large cross boards (2" x 8" x 8'). on top of them are 1" x 2" boards cut 12" long.

      for the bench, the legs are 2-2" x 4" boards, cut so you have 4-36" pieces. the apron is 2-1" x 6" x 8" boards cut to 6', so, you end up with 2 6' pieces, and 2 2" pieces.
      for the top boards, we used cedar fence boards--the cheapest option.

      hope you can make sense of all of this---now you see why i don't try to explain projects in detail:) i'm not good at it.. questions, just ask, email, ok?
      have a great day,

      lynn

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  37. Pinned your cute hanging basket! Love your blog-Aimee (new follower) :o)

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  38. Thank you Lynn for your kind visit.looking forward for your new post.have a great day...:):)

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  39. Just BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE all those pretty planters and cute birdhouse!!! Gorgeous yard!!! (=

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  40. Your garden is lovely, so many creative ways to hang and show off your pretty plants!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  41. So in love with your gardens and flowers!

    xo
    Leann

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  42. Droga Lynn dziękuję za wizytę na moim blogu, bardzo podobają mi się Twoje prace i ogród.mój mąż też dzieli moje pasje. Bardzo fajne tworzysz kompozycje kwiatowe, pozdrawiam Beata

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  43. What a gorgeous oasis! Love that chair!!!!

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  44. Lynn, loved looking at your garden again, just stopped in to say think you for your congrats on my getting published...It was sooo fun!

    Carol

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  45. What a beautiful potting bench you have! Sorry you lost your tree. :(

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  46. Hello Lynn, your blog is one of my favorites . . . so pretty. I am very happy that your grass came back :) Happy 4th of July! Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  47. Love the flowers. Your yard is so beautiful. Your blog is full of pretty images.

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