Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The winds...

For 2 solid weeks we have been battling high winds from the west and north and east. Winds high enough to bring down branches, bend flowers over, blow leaves from flower beds, and keep me from getting out and doing any gardening. Even getting on the internet has been thwarted by the wind; we have satellite internet due to our rural location and wind or clouds or rain keeps up from getting a signal.
Things have survived the cold temperatures, the snow, the sleet, the frost. Tulips are still budded, Grape Hyacinth's still blooming, creeping Phlox ready to burst open.
Some things may not have, we will see: Lilacs buds seemingly freezer burnt, Buckeye tree leaves wilted and drooping.

I have been busy with indoor gardening projects instead. We went to a neighbor's auction last week and I picked up 2 old wheel barrels full of bags of mulch, dirt, sand and flower pots for a whole dollar. It was pouring down rain and neither would fit into the trunk or back seat of the car, so Chris and Taylor wheeled them home in the rain.
The little wheel barrel is going to make a perfect portable planter. I cleaned it up, drilled holes in the bottom (it is already cracked in a couple spots anyway) and gave it a few coats of paint. It's now sitting and curing, while I wait for the weather to ease.
I have also been making some new gazing balls. I really love making these. I lay out different colors in different patterns until I find "the one" and then transfer it to the bowling ball. My supply of balls is running low though, so I may be taking a break from this until I can get stocked up again.


Spring weather predicted are here this week, so I will finally be able to get back out into the yard. I am in a plant swap over at Plant Trader's, so I have to dig some stuff up to send to New York. This is always a fun time, as I will get a box full of plants in the mail in the next week or so in trade.

10 comments:

Alberta said...

Angie, I love your wheel barrow!

Angie said...

Thanks Alberta, I can't wait to plant it up and be able to move it around the yard!

Anonymous said...

Love both the gazing balls and the wheelbarrow. They'll look great in your garden.

Petunia's Gardener said...

Nice find and I love the paint job! A similar wb came with our house. The wheel is shot, but we prop it up on a rock. The plants in it seem happy enough. What great designs on the gazing balls!

Paula

Anonymous said...

Your site looks great.. LOVE the bowling balls...!
Crazykaos GT

Angie said...

CK-Thanks for your comments! What a great surprise to have you stop by!

ldybug said...

really good looking balls. i love those little marble things...you can do so much with them

Frangipani Girl said...

Hi - love your garden I feel like I have had a visit... thank you for showing me around.

Frangipani Girl said...

Hi love your garden I feel like I have had a visit...But now I want a pink wheelbarrow!! Hubby may come home to find his turned pink I think.

Angie said...

frangi-Thank you for stopping by! I got lucky with the wheel barrel finds at the auction. Flea market time is here-so who knows what I will drag home now!