Here's the scarecrow I made today, Luau Larry, all ready to hit the links. Oh no, looks like our intrepid hero is already on the course and in the rough. Go back to gardening Larry, your golf game is horrible!
Pretty cool!! I love luau Larry. Will you change his clothes with the season? I see little statues on people's front lawns here, and they change the clothes and scenery to match the seasons and holiday. For easter, one lady dresses her dog statue up in an easter bunny outfit and make an easter egg tree and a basket of eggs. For summer, she sets the dog in a little kiddie pool, put shorts and a tropical shirt on it and a snorkel and sunglasses. It's fun to drive by and see what new outfit the dog will wear from week to week.
Did you know that you can make stiff clothes by dipping them in Elmer's glue? They'll last longer in the weather too. You can buy the glue in gallon jugs even.
I have a blog @ http://mrbsgarden.blogspot.com/ where you can keep up to date on what Larry is up to, as he will definitely be dressing for the season, as well as for major holidays. Larry's a tightwad and buys all his clothes @ thrift stores for $3 or less, so weathering isn't an issue.
It's now September and while my thoughts are turning to my winter garden full of veggies and blooms, Larry, like many men from coast to coast, is preparing for a different ritual of Fall. No not football, but tracking elusive prey in the great outdoors. That's right, it's American Sportsman Larry, out in the field looking for game. Chuck's decided the safest perch is on top of Larry's head, and it also gives him a front row seat to the action.
Thanks, I appreciate the feedback but would do Larry even without it, as I have so much fun with him. Have you visited my blog www.mrbsgarden.blogspot.com? All of Larry's doings are posted there, as well as many of my other projects.
I still can't seem to post on your blog and even the little boxes that I have checked do not appear...but I do get your blog delivered to my google homepage and I do read it - you are not just posting to the wind☺ I really like Larry and I think that someday when I get a yard again, we will be doing something like that, too.
Frogymon, went to check on your blog, and also Mr.B's Garden on Facebook. Great job on both. Love your greenhouse, what a great idea. I have a few mesh shelves I got from the thrift store which I didn't know what I was going to do with, now you have given me an idea. Maybe a project to get my DH moving around.
It is fun, but also a lot of work trying to come up with new outfits while trying to keep the cost under $20 so my wife doesn't get too mad. Luckily there are several thrift stores nearby and I have a fertile imagination. Since he goes through 2 outfits in an average month, you can see where the difficulty lies. He goes through more costume changes than Cher does during a concert!!
I enjoyed seeing Larry and all his great stuff. i love it.
i have always wanted to do something similar.
we live in Ohio so i have done several snow legs in piles of snow sticking out.
you have inspried me to do more body parts LOL
I can't post comments to your blog while I live in Korea, so I figured I could post here. To keep cats from using Larry's new bulb bed as a potty; tear orange peels into ½" pieces and scatter them over the mulch. Cats hate the smell, I guess. It worked very well for my under-the-bedroom-window! neighborhood potty-spot. I had bought stuff at Lowes and Wal Mart that was supposed to work and it never did keep them away. It didn't take too long to cover the whole bed even though it was just an orange or 2 a day and I am still surprised that it worked so well.
Laying chicken wire flat on the ground keeps cats out of the flower bed. With the wire down they don't like to walk on it, much less scratch around. The cats will find another place to go quickly and their habit is broken.
Yep. You are having just way to mach fun there... Kermit is one of my favorite ...er...people. I also like the crow/raven. (Yeah, I know that's two different birds.) I have a t-shirt with a raven on it that says 'Raven Idiot'. Um, the shirt, not the raven... Also a mug.
Thanks bunches for the info. I used to go over there all the time when Sue told us about it here at DG but had pretty much forgotten that it was there. The entire site is great. I have marked your blog there so I can go back often.
Larry and Froggy have just way too much fun!
I too made a scarecrow for Halloween back when we bought our house out of the hedges I am trying to discourage-I will post his picture when I get titles, not just numbers, on the JPEGs. He filled out my Sweetie's plaid shirt and jeans and sat with his bottle of
Plant Food Brew, which label I designed and stuck on a beer bottle.
gee- i have no idea which image from Halloween 2010 I am sending, but I can't remove it. oops
Thanks everyone for your kind words. I, and the neighborhood kids, get a lot of enjoyment from Larry. I can see him from my office window and last week I watched as a man stopped and stared at him, trying to figure out if the crow was real.