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Plants for Years

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HOSTA A hardy plant. Don't need a lot love caring for. Plant and throw a little water on now and again and it grows.... and spreads. Hence the reason I now have some in the front also. Not to mention what I have given away! I got this plant from a woman that used to watch my children. Granny Pat started keeping my son when he was 17 months old.....he will soon be 28. I have had this plant about 25 or 26 yrs now. I dug it up and brought it with me when I moved to the house I live in now. YUCKA PLANT Got this from a sweet woman I worked with in the Pre Press section of the Printing Division for the State of TN. Going to my a guess on this one... I have had it about 20 yrs now.

MY HYDRAINAGE BUSHES. Got two of these from my supervisior when I worked in Printing in Procurement. She dug them up and brought them in, by the time I got them home the leaves looked like lettuce that someone poured bacon grease on. Was not sure they would make it....but they did. Started with two, o…

The New Flower Bed

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Been working on this bed for a couple of weeks. I would do a little and then stop....a little more and stop.... and so on and so on.
Still not finished but I am  just about there.
I had a flower bed here years ago but the border was landscaping timber that broke down over the years and drew termites. They had to go.

The borders here are made of different things. I have rocks, and a bunch of different borders. I like the difference.

This end needs to be finished up. There is a small bush on the very end, that is my red Crepe Myrtle. I bought it 2 yrs ago. I have rocks around the base of it, from there it will be dirt moving into the bed.

If you look closely you will see river rock  between the border and the dirt in the back. Rain pours right off the roof and leaves a line in the dirt. The rocks are there to prevent that. Sort of like a dry river bed.

Picked this cute stepping stone up at Dollar General store.

Love the pop of red that this provides. My youngest brother made this birdh…

Potting Station -Project to Come

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At my age shape phyiscal health and life in general doing some of the things I used to do and loved to do are no more! Something as simple as potting plants in pots can be hard on me these days so I have decided I need a potting station. I want one that hangs, I really hate putting a lot of wood in my yard sitting on the ground for fear of drawing termites. PINTEREST keeps me going, and if I need to locate a design for something I can usually find it there... I really liked this one. Sturdy looking. Pretty much already built. This I saw this one.. I like that it has the shelves.
But I think this is the one I am going with. Not a long as the one above, looks sturdy and has shelves! Going to make and mount to the back part of the shed. Easy to pot standing up and yet the station will be out of the way. Thanks for stopping in,

Paintings of the Past

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In yesterday's post I stated that I did not learn to paint or learn that I could paint until I was 42 years old. Just goes to show that you can teach an old dog new tricks! LOL Actually painting is not learned you have to have it in you to do before you can learn to paint. This painting was my very first oil. I gave it to my mom since she is the one that "PUSHED" me into taking a paint class. Hard to tell in this pic but you can see the wood grain in the wooden fence and there is rust on the bucket that is hanging from a barbwire fence. The sky consist of not just white clouds, there is purple, yellow and gray in them. My 2nd oil painting. Yep, after I started I realized that I might have bitten off more than I needed to for this to be my 2nd painting. That rose bush was not easy.... My son, then 15 years old thought this was the coolest painting. I was recently going to put her up for sale but I asked Cory first and he let me know, even though she is not his style. …