Friday, May 24, 2024

Junk in the Garden

Junk in the Garden
I have a few vintage things I pulled out to show you how I use them in the garden. I use all my vintage items, even when cooking. 

Junk in the Garden
This is true junk. This was a "thrown away" flower bucket from my husband's workplace, and he saw it and salvaged it for me. Perfect for my peony bouquet.

Junk in the Garden
Here on my potting table, I have an old Coke crate, and it houses string or tools. The old tool box was from a grandfather; perfect carryall for my herb pots.

Junk in the Garden
Old silverware-knives in particular-is a handy tool when gardening. I use them to pop difficult seedlings out of cell packs.

Junk in the Garden
The old, long-handled wooden spoon was sent to the garden years ago to mix fertilizer and it has been there ever since.

Junk in the Garden
This vintage enamelware coffee pot is perfect for mixing compost tea to fertilize seedlings. On the inside, the spout has a strainer, which catches any debris and makes a liquid of the compost.

Junk in the Garden
This crown just looks old, but it has the perfect rusty look to go with this little potted ivy.

Junk in the Garden
Do you use junk in your garden? My style goes from the house to the garden each year when I find new uses for things.

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In Victory,
Sherry

Friday, May 17, 2024

Tea Under the Old Garden Rose

 Tea Under the Zephirine Drouhin

 This is Zephirine Drouhin, my old garden rose. It blooms so pretty every year and makes a nice spot for tea.

Tea Under the Zephirine Drouhin

Tea Under the Zephirine Drouhin


Tea Under the Zephirine Drouhin

Tea Under the Zephirine Drouhin
Thanks for joining me in the garden for tea! 

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In Victory,
Sherry

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Garden Progress

Garden In a Tub
Let's take a look at the garden and see what is going on, shall we? I am trying something new this year. I have done a few things like this before, but this year I am going to use everything I have in my sheds and decorate with vintage items. I have a good deal of these items, and I am really excited to see how it all turns out. Here, I took inventory of all my transferware this past weekend, and some of it got the boot and went to the garden.

Garden Progress
The cottage pinks have never bloomed this much. They are really loaded and so lovely for a rather humble flower.

Garden Progress
A new geranium in another hot pink color.

Garden Progress
The bearded iris my grandmother gave me years ago. 

Junk in the Garden
This area of the garden had to be redesigned this year. A neighbor's tree fell on this area, and we lost our crabapple. I hadn't replaced it and had been contemplating what to do here for over a year. This year it hit me. A climbing rose here for a focal point. The rose I chose is the lavender crush rose. I am so excited about this. This rose was from Walmart, and it was only $10. My Zephirine Drouhin rose came from Walmart years ago, and it has outpreformed every rose I had put in the garden. So, I am really happy I found this heirloom rose and that it likes partial shade. 

Junk in the Garden
A vintage mill from my grandfather was the perfect addition here in this redesigned garden.

Old screen door in garden


Old bucket in garden


Old birdhouse in garden
One man's trash is another man's treasure.

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In Victory,
Sherry

Monday, May 13, 2024

Floating Flowers & Candles

Floating Flowers & Candles
Using the book The Herbal Yearbook, I have been doing something new each month out of this book. This month, I chose to float flowers and candles. 
 
Floating Flowers & Candles
Here is the book open to the page, showing the ways to use the herbs for May. I don't think of roses as herbs, but they can be considered herbal plants. They were the one thing I had blooming that would float, so I used them.

Floating Flowers & Candles

Floating Flowers & Candles
Twlight in the garden with this display is very peaceful. I am thinking I will try more flowers this way.

Floating Flowers & Candles
Have you ever tried this? It is really pretty! 

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In Victory,
Sherry

Friday, May 10, 2024

Life of the Party Rose

The Peonies

The rose outside my backdoor has an interesting name. It isn't shy at all and brightens up any landscape.

The Peonies
When it blooms, it starts out with a delicate yellow blossom. It has the most intoxicating fruity scent. 

Life  of the Party Rose

Life of the Party Rose
Here in the evening, the yellow blossoms now take on an apricot glow that is stunning at dusk.

Life of the Party Rose
The next morning, the petals are edged in a rosy pink, and they will deepen to that color as the bloom fades. The rose earns its' name-the life of the party.

Tea with the Peonies

Yarrow

In Victory,
Sherry

Monday, May 6, 2024

The Peony


I have had this peony for years, and every year it just gets prettier. I believe it is a Karl Rosenfield peony. 

It has this double bloom that is a real showstopper.

I am not one to plan my garden out a lot. I just stick things where they will thrive. Shorter stuff in the front, the right amount of sun, etc. This planning was very accidental, but the colors going on in this garden bed this year all get along really well. 

This peony makes a spectacular cut flower too!

In Victory,
Sherry