THE BACK YARD

I am very fortunate in so many ways and feel very blessed that I live on a farm.  One thing I certainly have is plenty of yard space!!!  A few posts back I shared some of the items on my front porch.  Now I would like to invite you to the back yard.

I am in the process of redesigning the plants and planters in the back yard.  For many years, this area was seeded with native wildflowers.  Along with native wildflowers come native weeds!  And being farmers and good stewards of the land, my husband and I know the importance of rotating crops.  So we mowed the wildflowers and let the area grow back to grass.  Now I am ready to turn it into a flower garden. 

sink

As I have mentioned in previous blog posts, my husband Murray and I, along with our sons, have been cleaning out our machine shed.  And look what I found!  An amazing old pedestal sink.  I had this great idea to use it as a planter.  Doesn’t it look adorable!

sink-with-handles

 flowers-in-sink

I also found two old copper boilers in the machine shed and decided that they would make lovely planters also.  At some point, they could become a part of the rose/flower garden.  My decorating style, whether in the house or in the garden, is quite eclectic.  I love to take old things and use them in new ways.  As you can imagine, I find it very hard to throw anything away.

light-boiler

dark-boiler

One of my favorite areas in the back yard is my berry patch, which is looking very good.  With the cooler than usual weather and plenty of rain, the blackberry and red raspberry canes are growing quite well and are loaded with blooms.  I anticipate lots of berries for plenty of homemade jelly.

berry-path-wideberry-close-up

The new flower garden is a project we will continue to work on this summer.  I will keep you updated on the progress.  And I will continue to be on the lookout for new and old interesting items to display in the garden.  I just remembered that I found a couple of old metal gates in the shed.  Hmmmm, I wonder where or how I could use them in the garden?  Stay tuned!!!!

Have a great week.  Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time,

Pat & Kathi

One thought on “THE BACK YARD

  1. Wow, Pat & Kathi. The sink and bird bath look lovely in the river rock bed! What a change since the first sink picture post 🙂

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