Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Around My Garden

Man is the only critter
who feels the need to label things
 as flowers or weeds.
~Author Unknown

You have seen my moon gate, my medicine wheel garden
with the Peace Pole, the oobos garden and more.
If not, then go to labels in my sidebar
to find those posts.

These you may not have seen.
So I hope you enjoy your visit.
St Francis behind my lantana in bloom.
New fence in back.

Container plants beside the potting shed.

I use lots of found items for containers.

We even use cut log pieces to outline beds
and sometimes I will throw one in the bed
to be a home for little critters.
We have turtles, frogs etc.
that love it.
Foxtail fern and artemesia are some of my favorite plants.

Bird feeder made from old dishes.
The green jays and cardinals love this one.

This is Pete. 
 He resides in the whimsical side of my garden. 
He sits on a fishing pier post in front of the old 'john' boat.

Yes, old boat...(see below)
now it's filled with Purple Heart.


Geodes, rocks and old bricks outline flower beds.
I use whatever I have on hand.

This is our wind direction hummingbird
Medicine wheel garden behind it,
with peace pole in center.

 See the old tree stump behind the hummingbird?
It is home to our little garden snake.
I see him now and then.
I know he is good for our garden.

Savor the Day!
Yvonne

10 comments:

Charade said...

Your gardens are beautiful and soulful and whimsical - just like you.

~*~Patty S said...

what a nice way to start my day with a walk thru your beautiful garden Yvonne

so much to delight the senses!
oxo

Caterina Giglio said...

what a beautiful oasis you have created, nothing like a garden to create a sense of peace and serenity...

Kris said...

Your garden is absolutely fabulous!
Love, love, love the array of creativity and nature.

Carol said...

Your garden is beautiful!! I love to use found and unusual containers in my garden too.

kimmie said...

your garden is so beautiful and green ... it looks so inviting ... I love all of the half buried treasure - especially the boat :)

Sandy Leigh said...

I love the whimsy and beauty of your garden! This is how I love to garden too--and, in fact, I'm even thinking of yarn-bombing an old bare cherry tree! We'll see. Thank you for visiting me as well. Hugs. Sandy Leigh

Halle said...

I love your garden! The use of what ever is on hand is awesome. It all works so well.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

What a wonderful and peaceful visit...you have different plants and flowers than here so this is a treat! Blessings, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Wonderful! I enjoy seeing all your whimsical touches. Nice fence too.