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Friday, April 13, 2012

A Bit of Country Garden

I'm slowly filling in my flower beds.  The Irises have bloomed wonderfully this year.

Three varieties of purple iris.

And a sort of golden brown one.

Birdhouse left by some owner long ago.  It used to be nailed to a tree, but was blown out by winds.  I screwed it to the top of the fence.

I bought this little copper bird feeder at Arbor Castle Birdhouses in Edom.  They have the most fabulous birdhouses and I'd love to have one, but they are more expensive than I can justify just to have something pretty to look at.  Have a look at them at http://www.arborcastlebirdhouses.com/

I had to move the fairy garden out of the herb tub last fall because the herbs had gotten so big, the fairy garden was obliterated.  I moved it into this old iron pot and now even the little plants are taking over.  I think the fairies are not doing their job, but this yellow sedum is very pretty.


April said...

whats the pipe in the middle for?

Mosaics said...

That pot doesn't have any drainage. I was told that if I put a pipe (or, for smaller containers, a straw) down in the pot like that, the extra water would be able to evaporate out and the soil wouldn't get too soggy. I guess it works, because those plants are doing very well. Ideally, the pipe would be level with the soil, but I was too lazy at the time to cut it off at the right height. That's a project for another day...some day.