Thursday, June 5, 2014
After a long, awful winter, I've tried to focus myself on positive thoughts, starting different projects, and making plans. Gardening took over my thoughts and kept me more pre-occupied. I've been having a really hard time caring about anything (seriously, anything.) since the end of 2013 so immersing myself in anything positive is what is keeping me going. While I may not care about much right now, life carries on and I continue to try pulling myself through.
Luckily for me the stores had plenty of pretty, colourful little things to catch my fancy and add a little excitement to my life this year. Colourful square-ish plant pots made of bamboo, a pretty floral trowel, and of course plenty of seeds! I took an old fashioned wooden toolbox that had been sitting on my shelf for ages, and revamped it with a rainbow of paint colours to house all of my seed packets and bits and bobs.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Let's get to something fun, yes? For the past three years that I've been gardening, there has been a fun little idea on my mind. Finally this year I've buttoned down and actually gotten to it. Graveyard garden markers. Brilliant? I know.
These ones were made with some old pieces of wood which had once been part of the fence around our bonfire pit. With years of weathering and ageing, these have just the right look and feel for what was desired. With a little paint they are a quick and easy project for my little garden beds and now there is something interesting to mark out where the carrots, beets, cantaloupes, regular jack-o-lantern pumpkins, and cinderella pumpkins lie. I have yet to make (and plant, for that matter) my corn, but it will come.
I had other ideas in my head of how to go about making these, but with time and funds feeling short, these did the trick just right for this year as well as more to come.