Monday, May 14, 2012

Two fountains, a tiny patio and a disco ball...



This was the weekend for small projects. And mowing dandelions.

I made a dozen or more hypertufa pots, semi-installed my homemade copper coral bell (huchera) fountain, semi-installed a fish head fountain, planted a few more huchera, planted up one of the hypertufa planters with a miniature flagstone patio and plants, and created a "disco" ball for the garden.
Before & After. I wanted to plant up a couple of the hypertufa planters for the Garden Art sale on June 24.
I took cuttings & dug up small-scaled plants from around the garden.
To this I'll add a champagne wire-cage set of chairs & table, onto the little flagstone patio. I usually end up making chairsfrom champagne tops, when urged, at parties for the host. I really have to start taking needle-nose pliers with me to parties.
I also did up another hypertufa planter with a more conventional planting.
I added the coral bell fountain to the coral bell bed that is in the works. I did buy three coral bells,
and have another three on order from the Botanical Gardens Great Plant Sale, which will be in next weekend.


You can see some of the hypertufa planters I've been making
in the background. I should have about three dozen to sell.
The huchera fountain amongst the heuchera. With the copper coloring it almost gets lost in there!
The grate at the bottom, which covers the water tub, will be covered with river rock.I see from this photo the fence background could use something to feature the fountain more. It's deadly as a backdrop.
The fish head fountain was set up this weekend too. This was a gift from a friends of ours (thanks Lulu!).
She sent it to us from San Antonio with no other info, hoping we'd have fun guessing what it is. It's a scupper!
It is intended to fancifully drain a water downspout (kinda like a cathedral gargoyle works).
I set it up as a fountain instead. I'd have had to re-route the downspouts and or gutters on the
house or garage, and then it would only work when it rained - when we wouldn't be able to enjoy it!
I have to find a better bucket for it to splash into.
Another view of the hypertufa "patio planter."
I stuffed a length of rope light into the glass ball
I was given as a gift (Thanks Al/Alex/Alexandra/Sandy).
Now I have to decide if I want to hang it or let it
sit and glow in the garden. Making it spin is probably a bit much I suppose.

7 comments:

  1. You were busy! I love the fountain and the hyper tuffa look great!! Larry

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  2. That patio with the blue Adirondack chairs looks great!

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  3. Larry, Patrikswim,
    Thank you!

    Freda,
    Talent? Not so much, more ambition than ability (or time, or sense).

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  4. Did I miss something? Where's the disco ball?

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  5. Disco ball was on there! I'll go back and repost it.

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  6. Now I see it. Great idea! Thanks.

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