Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Garden Whites


Spent Monday and Tuesday in the garden, cleaning up the winter debris
and putting down new mulch. I still have two more afternoons of planting,
(if the winds behave), and I should be ready for the warm weather.
I didn't shoot the full view of the yard, because I still have tarps, bags of soil,
and upended pots scattered everywhere, so I just shot little snippets.



I have old decrepit items scattered all over the yard.



I put this brick path down many years ago. It took me days,
but it was worth it. It was always a little soupy there after the rain.
The assorted birdhouses and containers extend the length of the wall.

Love my wheelbarrows. I have two in the yard.

One of my favorite birdhouses. It is huge.


Yep, it works. I replaced the 16 year old pump yesterday,
after it died on me last winter.
It sits below my living room window and the sound is wonderful.

I am perhaps the only country garden in this city. I have never
heard of another or seen any others around here like this. It is the
only way I can tolerate desert living.

This has a five foot stand and is also a favorite.

No, maybe this is my favorite, see the little door?


Too many empty pots, so much more to do. I had better get crackin'.
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32 comments:

Kiki said...

Super beautiful! I love all the birdhouses..so charming! and yes what an adorable door...spectacular post! Fun!
Kiki~

erin said...

oh be still my heart...love, LOVE all your images... and what i like to call "yard art"...you know all the fun and interesting non-growing things...and i'm totally impressed with your brick laying...a girl after my own heart. doncha just love playing outside!!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh, love that little iron table and chair set....and oh, I love that little bell....oh and love that ...oh nevermind...love it all!

June said...

OH MY GOSH!!! Suzan I love these 'snippets' of your garden! I NEED some of those awesome pots. I am so excited to see more of how you live!
hugs

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Amazing birdhouses. I wish it would warm up here ~ you make me want to run outside in my bathrobe and start digging in he dirt ~ great photos.

Miss Gracie's House said...

You're making the spring fever worse...rain and wind here...love the giant birdhouse...cool and chippy!
Rene

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Suzan
Well your garden is just gorgeous gorgeous ... love all your drought friendly bits and pieces [that would work well here].. and have to agree with you on loving that little birdhouse with the blue door.. fantastic... Your post makes me miss having a garden.. not that I did much but sit there and just enjoy nature.... can I come round and sit in yours instead?? heheh..xx Julie

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Hi Suzan ~ I can't figure out the comment glitch. I tried to publish it and it disappeared. It still counts your comment but nothing shows up. Try again if you get a minute - thanks

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Love all your great 'decrepit' garden delights...a feast for my eyes! Birdhouses, wheelbarrows and the pots...too cool. I always say that you can't have enough clay pots laying around.
Hope your weather holds out for you. I'm in Florida, and it's been just beautiful.
Blessings,
Susie

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Your garden snippets are beautiful!

Happy WW!

Warmly,
Lori

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Oh what a wonderful collection to enjoy in a warm day! Happy WW!!

My Shabby Roses said...

What wonderful garden items you have! Many pretty things to look at. The white birdhouses are just wonderful.

Kate said...

Your yard is breath taking OOHHHH I could not stop from just gazing at all of your pictures.

Wonderful post of beauty, thank you for sharing.

Happy White Wednesday
Kate

oldgreymare said...

Kate of Salvage DIOR has left a new comment on your post "Garden Whites":

Your yard is breath taking OOHHHH I could not stop from just gazing at all of your pictures.

Wonderful post of beauty, thank you for sharing.

Happy White Wednesday
Kate

**** blogger being stinky to some people tonight / won't let their comments post so I cut/pasted instead

oldgreymare said...

Nice and Easy Antiques has left a new comment on your post "Garden Whites":

Oh what a wonderful collection to enjoy in a warm day! Happy WW!!


Had to cut and paste since blogger would not let some of these lovely ladies comment

oldgreymare said...

Susie~From My Home To Yours has left a new comment on your post "Garden Whites":

Love all your great 'decrepit' garden delights...a feast for my eyes! Birdhouses, wheelbarrows and the pots...too cool. I always say that you can't have enough clay pots laying around.
Hope your weather holds out for you. I'm in Florida, and it's been just beautiful.
Blessings,
Susie

and another one- blogger thought it could get me HA!!!

raggygirlvintage said...

So nice to see that filtered sunshine showing through, thanks for sharing your garden with us. At first glance that door looks like a chair!
Tracey

KayC. said...

Everything about your yard is just beautiful and charming. I understand about the wind, I couldn't work in my yard because the wind would even blow me away.
;-)

Tanya said...

What a wonderful garden. Very inspiring and I love all of your birdhouses. Do you leave them out in the weather?

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Hi Suzan! Another beautiful post, I cannot wait for it to be warm enough here to get outside and start playing in the dirt. When we first moved into this victorian home I thought using my rustic chicken feeder and wheelbarrows for planting didn't work. I am soooo glad I didn't get rid of them, they give my garden character! Thanks for the inspiration, Theresa

Petite Michelle Louise said...

thank you for your very kind words about my ww post and my coverless books. it made me smile! i love all of your beautiful..rusty..shabby cottage garden tresors! thanks for sharing them!

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

absolutely delightful!I'm thinking that I'll make huge copies of these photos and hang them around my backyard so that people will think this is how my outside looks! Happy, Happy Whites to you!

Faded Charm said...

What a wonderful and inviting garden area you have Suzan. I so wish I could meet you and see your home and garden someday. I know I would love it all!

Happy WW!

Kathleen

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Just Love All The Snippets~ Can't wait to See the Entire Garden..... Happy White Wednesday & Easter Week To You

A Cottage Muse said...

Wow...such lovely photos! You've given me so many ideas for my small little garden this year. Thanks!

kathi @ traybella said...

for some reason i could only see a few photos...i'll be back because what i can see looks fab!
kathi

Jan LaFollette said...

What wonderful garden "jewels"....who needs flowers! Thanks for visiting me today, stop by again sometime.

sweethome4us said...

Wanted to let you know that I live in Henderson and my garden is the proud owner of rusty red wagon, 2 wheelbarrows, an old wooden chair, 3 picket fences and many old clay pots. There are a few of us country girls out here in the desert! Enjoyed your garden tour! Stealing ideas :)

oldgreymare said...

Sweet home,

Oh I have a red wagon too, and I'm adding a tricycle! Aren't they fun? Show me your garden in a post. I'd love to see it.

Suzan

Boxwood Cottage said...

Oh my gosh Suzan your garden is a dream come true! I so love your pathway and all the bird houses and all the white! Simply gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!
xoxo~ Carola

Marie said...

I really love your garden Suzan! Love all your garden displays, they are perfect outdoors.

Saying "hello" from another Cottage Flora participant.
-marie

Fishtail Cottage said...

So many lovely bird houses you have! i love that little bistro set....i've been searching craigslist over the past week hoping to find something similar to put up in my new area of the garden i am working on! Thanks so much for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursdays! i'm having a fantastic morning going through and visiting all the posts! Thanks & hope to see you again next week? xoox
~tracie