Okay, I admit it. I can get very creative in the garden. Several years ago, my neighbor, Brenda, threw out a lamp base that was made of Mother of Pearl, or something that looked very close.
I dragged it home and sat it on my back porch for two years. Last year I put a hat on it and wondered why I couldn’t make a sort of garden ornament out of it. Today I painted a face on the lamp base and took it back across the street and planted it in her garden while she was gone.
She came home a few minutes ago and had a hissy fit. It really was cute, and I was wishing I had it back for my garden. But Brenda is the friend who replaced my locket when I lost it. This was pay back time.
She laughed and cried and I knew that I could see it every day in her garden as often as I would see it in mine.
But I must give you a tour of her garden so you will understand why I knew she would love my lady.
Her hand made Koi pond
Her “squash bed”
A piece given to her by Dot Phillips who once owned the best garden center in the area.
The bed springs from the bed above form a support for her grapes
Anyone who doesn’t love gardening, just doesn’t get it. And it’s not always about the plants!