We planted a bunch of annuals over the last couple of days - one group would get planted - we'd step back to admire it - take a little break - and then completely forget where we put the hand trowel. EVERY.
So right in the middle of it I ran into the mudroom to grab a small plank of wood we had there from something or other we did in the house and promptly placed 3 screws in it.
John says - I'm shocked you're not taking photos
Suzan says - Of this piece of wood with three screws in it?
John says - Well you blog about everything you do - I just figured.................
Suzan says - Don't touch anything - I'll be right back
and I ran upstairs to get the camera lol - I wasn't going to do anything more than the 3 screws ( because it was going to go inside the shed )
I also grabbed a can of spray paint ( that I'm painting a chair for outside with ) on my way back into the garden..................
I used long screws and screwed it right into the fence - leaving a good portion of them exposed as hooks.
I'm loving the color of it against the wood - and I really have to thank John for this post
( but not for helping me screw that plank of wood into the fence - which was really really hard LOL )
Here's a sneak peak of the outdoor " kitchen " area - I haven't painted the unit yet - but I've started to
My " BASIL " cutting board is perfect for it since I intend to have a few basil plants ( and other herbs ) around that area. I decorated the cutting board with a stencil and a sharpie many many moons ago.
( I suppose it's time to admit I have a thing for sharpies - and it's almost as big as my thing for shoes )
John says - YOU'RE JOKING RIGHT?
Suzan says - What?
John says - What the hell is a headboard doing against the fence?
Suzan says - I think I like it
John says - IT'S NOT STAYING THERE - IT'S ENOUGH WITH THE LADDERS -
Suzan says - You know, I wasn't sure about it myself - but you just said the magic word to make it stay
John says - What?
Suzan says - " CAN'T - I don't like that word
John says - What are you going to put behind the bed in the guest room - a picket fence?
Suzan says - OMG - you're BRILLIANT - yes, please !!!!!!!!
oh and I've started decorating the ladder !!!
I'm using it as sort of a corner arbor ( key word here is SORT of ) we can't plant flowers in that corner -
It's stone underneath the mulch - so I'll place planters - different flower pots from the rungs...........
as well as fairy lights and candle holders and finish it off with honeysuckle growing along the top - it's far from finished but it's well on it's way !
Isn't the shadow of it on the wall cool?
And just a little side note -
DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO GET RID OF A GROUND HOG UNDER A SHED?????????
Because if you thought my squirrel episode last summer ( HERE ) was over the top ridiculous -
I almost had a heart attack yesterday when one of these ambled out from beneath the shed
And I don't find them cute - sorry to all ground hog lovers out there - but this might as well have been
Sasquatch coming out from under the shed - first of all it was much bigger then the one below and it wasn't
sitting all dainty like with a fresh manicure - ( uggghhh are those flies all over it - I'm going to be sick )
OMG - is that terrifying or what?
PLUS IT'S EATING ALL THE HEADS OFF MY NEWLY PURCHASED FLOWERS
( after digging up all the Iris bulbs first )
I feel like I've moved to a zoo - seriously - I know there's raccoons too - overwhelming for this city slicker...............( I'm starting to appreciate squirrels )
John took Soda out for her last walk last night
John says - Do Skunks and Ground Hogs co-habitate?
Suzan says - I don't think so
John says - 2 skunks just made their way into the back yard as I was coming in
At this point I wouldn't be at all surprised to see a mountain lion laying lazily on a branch of one of the trees - tail lazily swinging - ( I TOLD you 15 minutes from downtown may as well be 15000 miles, didn't I ? )
Someone told me to use mothballs for the ground hogs but there's so much controversy about it being a cancer threat that I'm too scared to do it.................and I don't want the backyard to smell like my Grandmother's closet!
( not sure how this ridiculously all over the board post happened - I was only going to write about the garden tool board LMHO )
Have a great day everyone ♥
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