Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Garden Tuesday, the one where I did different stuff!

The front door area was needing a little bit of decor, I did not want it to be crowded or look crowded. I finally settled on a red chair, and an umbrella stand because we use umbrellas in this part of the country all year long.....

Yes that is black paint, the previous tenants used this area to lay something down and spray paint it. Another chore to get done, remove the over sprayed paint.....

Remember the free rose I was given?

Yes this one, however it looks like this now. It must be the trellis.....




Next years this little jewel should simply take over that trellis and make it her own!
the roses are a lovely color too.

We had 4 pavers that were a different color, I decided to use them to make little jetties off the patio.

Each one will hold a planter, I have not decided if I will plant herbs or annuals for a splash of color. And now there is about 4 inches of grass to cut away that has grown over the edge of the patio. In a yard when you do one thing, it always leads to another!

All this clean up and digging has produced lots of stuff for composting.....

.....the right side was filled last weekend, this weekend produce this....

And we are not done yet, either we need to build another compost structure or learn a faster way to compost. Suggestions please? Anyone.....

And finally, remember this? A tree was growing up through the lace leaf maple, it was difficult to dig out since it was under the leaf canopy. But look now.....

the extra tree is gone, lower branches trimmed, some clean up around the edge and a little bit of whimsy thrown in!

As always, thanks for taking a moment to stop and say hello. I appreciate your time and your wonderful comments!

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13 comments:

Beth said...

Your rose is beautiful. Looks like you've been busy in the garden, as evidenced by your full compost bin and removal of the tree under your Japanese maple!

Dee - WishfulMe said...

Very nice compost bin! You could try the rolling black barrel compost bin. That might be faster for you... We are not permitted to have a compost bin/heap in our neighborhood. Looking forward to moving out into the country some year.

Lisa {DoleValleyGirl} said...

Visiting from the Tuesday Garden Party and am also from Clark Co. We used to live in Vancouver but are now up north in Yacolt where we get even more rain. :)

We use a compost tumbler which works quickly but they are spendy; thankfully, we have one on a sort-of permanent loan.

Happy gardening! ~Lisa

Beth said...

Lots of little projects - all working together to create something uniquely 'you'.

Donna Heber said...

You have been quite busy! It seems like once you complete one project you see another one to be done. I like the red chair in your entrance. It really gives a pop of color. Love your rose bush - you can never have too many of them :-)

Laraine Eddington said...

I love the satisfied feeling when I look at your great projects that I didn't have to work on. Good work.

Yael Ben-Ari said...

Your rose bush is lovely. I like the little out steps you did with the otherly colored pavers. Composting ideas...I'm a lazy composter and do none of these, but you could use a rolling compost tumbler or even a worm bin for food scraps.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

Pam said...

I can't believe they spray painted like that!!

Susan Zentmyer said...

We have a sort of complicated composting system that involves several steps... but it works pretty quickly and could maybe be adapted to your current set-up. Check it out if you are interested - http://zentmrs.blogspot.com/2012/06/tuesday-garden-party-compost.html

laurie said...

such a beautiful home you're making, that red chair just pops!! I cannot believe how that rose has grown!!!

kitchen flavours said...

That is a mighty proud looking chair, perfect!
You are doing great with the compost and clearing up your garden. Great work, Melynda, and I would go for the herbs for a splash of colour! :)

Jenn "Rook No. 17" said...

The red chair is the perfect accent piece for your porch! And I'm totally coveting your little red wagon.

Jenn

Jami @ An Oregon Cottage said...

A little late checking out the links from TGP, but you might be interested in making your own rolling composter from a plastic garbage can. Google it and you'll find a couple of places with instructions. It should work quicker and would be a good addition to the bin you've already made. :-)