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Thursday, February 17, 2011

FF -- A Day Early...

Friday is FF over at http://tootsietime.blogspot.com , you can visit her today too. This old rickety bench was from my Mom's garden...it was just about to go in the trash when I decided I would try and get at least another year out of it.
Some moss, watered down paint and some glue.



It is sitting on the upper back deck steps between our kitchen door to the left and our bedroom doors to the right. It's a little better..I see I didn't paint the underneath, sigh. The containers on the steps will go out in the garden in a week or so. See the Diamond Frost that I overwintered? Looks pretty good huh?
Below : Ranunculus, I have 30 of them up in the garden. Rex Begonia, Nasturtium from seed. Dahila from seed, Lobelia from seed, Texas Bluebonnet from seed, Early Girl Tomatoes from seed, Poppies from seed, Celosia from seed and Astilbe from tuber....
Today I am Thankful for this beautiful weather we have been having and I am hoping your weather is wonderful too!

34 comments:

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Darla: Way to keep that bench showing its true beauty.

Kimberly said...

Beautiful bench, Darla! Really pretty! Your seedlings are coming along nicely too!!

FlowerLady said...

Darla ~ You certainly brought that bench back to a beautiful life. I love it.

FlowerLady

Grace Peterson said...

I LOVE your bench ensemble, Darla Dear. Nice touch with the moss and the herb labels. The buckets are cool with the individual plants. The 'Diamond Frost' looks fabulous. I can just feel the sunshine in that last photo collage. I hope you don't mind if I envy you. :)

Sunray said...

Love your gardening style. Really enjoyed the view.
Cher
Goldenray Yorkies

Becca's Dirt said...

Love what you did with the bench. Have a nice weekend Darla.

Cher' Shots said...

I love the old bench! We are in such a fog all day - just the idea of seeing green seems far off. Thanks for sharing yours.
'hugs from afar'

Dorothy said...

I love how you gave the old bench a new life! This weather is really nice...let's hope it stays this way for a while.
Happy weekend!

Twisted Fencepost said...

I love the bench! It's adorable.
And the weather has been beautiful here, too. I'm getting spoiled!

Dar said...

Looks pretty awesome, Darla! Love that you kept your Mom's bench and played it up with a pink wash. And those blue pots, I want them. Now, I know what I will be doing this weekend in hubbys work space, painting planters for spring...blue.
BlessYourHeart

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Perfect for that old bench, Darla.... Great group of plants... Your garden is going to be fabulous this spring...

We are having warm weather also--but I'm sure Mother Nature has some more cold days ahead for us.

Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

I think you did a great job of 'resurrecting' that old bench. It looks great.

tina said...

That old bench is adorable. Perfect repurposing!

Leslie said...

Your garden structures are wonderful. I love the yellow spoon plant marker!
Leslie
Your newest follower from FF
Tranquil Acres of Alexandria

cherry said...

Good morning Miss Darla I love your bench and your diamond frost looks wonderful!! Have fun bird watching this weekend.. hugs from Savannah, Cherry

Julie said...

Your bench is adorable! I like the bottom not painted...it adds to the charm! Very cute!!!

Floridagirl said...

I love that bench, Darla. You are so creative!

Amy said...

I love your moss covered pots, etc. You are very creative, Darla! Also, your diamond frost looks great. I bet you are having a lot of fun with your greenhouse.Nice weather here, too. Enjoy your weekend!

Masha said...

Your Mom's bench looks lovely, and it is amazing how many plants you are growing from seed. Have a great weekend!

Olga said...

That bench is very cute. And the pots and garden decorations with the moss look so be lovely.
Thanks for visiting my blog and have a nice weekend!

Lois said...

I love the bench Darla! You did a wonderful job on it.

fer said...

the bench looks great! but I loved the petunia in the bucket the most

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Lovin' the bench!!! So glad you saved it from the trash. You plants look fab and so so happy! Enjoy your sun...we're back to rain.
*hugs*deb

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

That is like something out of a magazine, you did a wonderful reclaiming of it.

I was looking through a magazine yesterday called flea market gardening, and belive me, that bench is just as nice as any of their designer ideas.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Missy said...

That's pretty cute. Thanks for sharing.

Brenda Kula said...

What a sweet and whimsical post! Love your garden decorating!
Brenda

Jean said...

You know that I love this! So cute! Love seeing some spring blooms. Looking soooo forward to spring! Jean

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

That bench turned out great! I adore it.

Gail said...

Darla, That bench is wonderful! You are super creative on top of being a fantastic gardener! gail

Donna said...

fabulous bench...you have given me some wonderful ideas ...thank you for sharing

Bren said...

Look at all that new green! Great share - I'm gonna go tweet it because it is totally inspiring!
Bren

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