A gift from friends. An old wheel and it looks pretty good in the garden.
here's my little treasure wheel
looks like that is where it belongs! I love your cati! (~is that proper, cati?)
Hey Lisa...didn't I see one of those on your property here in KY? You got lots of lovely treasure with your new land!!
By the way gourd, love what you've done with your wheel...looks like it has always been there...nice touch.
oh , please gourd , treat that wood with water proofing . i know it takes years to rot in that low humidity , but keep it as long as you can .sally
Oooooh my, do preserve it ! It is too wonderful a gift to lose. Just picture perfect in your beautiful garden! E.
oh gosh, I had to leave that behind when we moved.. hopefully the new owners will take care of it. And I hopefully will be able to find another ..
Wheels? You want Wheels? I posted this back in April. Go halfway down the thread.
a friend just sold her house and had two wheels .she broke my heart when she said the new owner wanted her to leave them. you just broke it again .lol sally
digger, I know, I hate myself for leaving it..
dahtzu, thank you, it took us 7 years to complete a 2 1/2 acre garden, then we had to move.. this place is smaller (1 acre) so I dont' have so much work as I used to.
schickenlady, what a wonderful stash... I love it.. we have one embedded into the rockwall.. I'll take a photo of it when I go out there.. it was already on the wall, it was the only rockwall here when we moved, and we added rockwalls all around the rest of the property and made several smaller patios and courtyards.. It seems that they are easier to keep clean.
Gourd please show pictures of your gardens. From what I've seen, everything about your property is beautiful. I love your walls. Wish I could see the 2 1/2 acre garden you left behind. Did you take some of the plants with you when you moved?
come on gourd , that would be a learning treat for us all .a tour of the grounds with comments about your T 2 T would show some of us later comes what you' ve created in the past . please do . sally
Digger that would be one awesome tour. Gourdis always creating. Please Gourd, when you get the time.
Oh, I was trying to find photos of the CA yard, and I have to figure out how to get them out of the Picasa program.. I'll take photos of this yard, it is still a work in progress so not all is accomplished yet..
We did bring several cacti plants and (two trailer loads) but most of them froze,, I had to leave them in ABQ at my daughter's house till we found a house here, by then winter had hit and then we brought them here, but some still didn't make it., so I'm kind of starting over with hardier agaves and cactus.. I'll take some photos for you guys after these winds die down.
Gourd do you have or want a Pear Cacti? I'll be glad to send you one.
Yes, I've got some thank you for offering.. I have several echinopsis and they have been blooming on and off for months.. I am still trying to figure out what survives here.. I put in 500 tulips and not ONE bloomed..lol. so, back to the drawing board.. I've put in several Iris, Daylillies and started several xeriplants for this area.. it will take me a couple of years to weed out what needs to go anyway I guess. I'm on the hunt for oxalis wood sorrel , I ordered a couple but they send such tiny bulbs, so I guess I'll have to wait till they multiply to see some good flowering. Other than that, we have raised veggie beds out back and about 20 trees out front (small orchard, 10 fruit trees and 10 pecan trees).
In a couple of years everything will fill in, right now almost all the plants are new or one year old on some.
can't wait to see pics. of your yard. Love everything I'v seen.
here is one area the yellow flowers (Prairie coreopsis) I started hundreds of plants under lights, too bad they are annuals, but they have been blooming like crazy and I put some in pots too, and some rudbeckia, mexican hats, etc.. next year I'll start more in Jan.. Maybe in deeper flats so that they can stay longer in them, till they stablize enough to into the ground.
Darn if it hasn't been raining the past couple of days (I'm not complaining, we really need it, but I can't take photos) it looks like it is just drizzling. Don't know if you can see a Dove walking the fence, I see these guys all day long, and those humming bird feeders are usually full in the mornings. I have about 15 feeders out and another 5 huge wildbird seed feeders, I love these guys.
Here is the other one on the other side, the plants are growing and the area looks really scarey, just the way I like it..lol As I type this, there is a golden almost orange hummer that is back... some times they just pass thru.. and there is a nest in front of my computer with two barn swallows (barney's) that have laid their eggs and are sitting on them, they returned from last year.. I love my yard friends..
Justmelisa, Melody and Rose,
I am so sorry I never replied, it was at the time we had to move and I was off DG for months, please forgive my bad manners, I would not have thought to look at this thread until now that it was brought up... Thank you for the comments.
Gourd, just as I thought, everything is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing something you have to be proud of.
Thank you Mazda and Dahztu (you guys sound like a couple of cool cars)
The barney's hatched four eggs and they are haning out of their nests, they are almost ready to fly.. I can't believe how quickly they hatched and grew from my last post here.
Well, now we are working on the inside of the house, it will be tiled in everyroom this coming month, so I'll be busy moving things from room to room. We also need two new toilets, etc.. then come the appliances.. we just had a water softener installed and that makes me so happy!!! even my hair is soft today.. the dishwasher and all the appliances got rust from the well water and it damaged all the toilets too.. lots of work for us to try to repair, but, we keep trucking along.
thank you so much , gourd , for sharing . perhaps when you get along with the remodel , you can give us a grand tour . sally
Beautiful, beautiful, wish I could have cacti like yours here in NY.
Gourd when I saw your name at the beginning of this thread, I was so glad to see you back here......then the bubble burst, I saw the date. Please come back and show your many talents. I still and always will miss you.
Always Your Friend, Faye
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Dahtzu , I think she came back . I think I saw her several tinmes the last month or so . I hope I'm right .
Hello friend digger. just know i follow your postings even tho i seldom post. Love you too lady.
Hey girlfriend , I was in your neighborhood in June but tied up with my new Great grandson . Two days with him and first time to meet him . Thought about calling , but it would have been on the spur of the minute .Was at Raleigh and Chapel Hill .
Hi guys!, I miss you all too.. I've been learning a couple of crafty embossing on metal projects and making the old type Spaniard saints, etc.. and today I gave a class at the senior center on doing this. I think it took me a couple of days to get all the kits ready, and took everything but the kitchen sink to class. I hope I did this craft justice. Everyone went home with a completed saint or pattern of their choice. It lasted all day and I'm surprised we actually got finished from start to end.
I will try to get photos of some things I've been making, the time seems to fly lately and sometimes the computer doesn't agree with anything and won't run as fast as I would like it to.
Faye, you and digger have made some neat stuff. I am wishing there was more time to do all of this. The Day of The Dead is being celebrated here and I am taking some oil painting classes here, and this is my version of All Souls Day Day of The Dead celebration: (Saint of Death) something like that. They hung this up in a Gallery at the downtown area where they have a whole exhibit with these types of paintings..
I've been working on making my Totem poles with Clear Vases and Clear Plates for the birdfeeders.. when I finish one I'll post a photo. The glue is not agreeing with this project at all. I need to find something that will dry faster.
Hello Gourd, You have made my day/night. Thank you so much for being here. I really haven't made anything that I liked since you've been gone. A very special friend sent me some glass paint, and I tried that, love doing it and am going to send my "Master Piece" to that special friend.....very soon.
Digger, sure wish you could have called me, I would have driven many miles just to hug your sweet neck. Gourd, both you and digger are very special to me. Love you ladies.
PS, Gourd, when will you start classes on something else that "your followers" can do?
Wrote a long letter of explainnation about why I didn't contact you ,Dahtzu and didn't post it .Hate that . We was on my D I L 's time . I couldn't count on being anywhere cuz she was there with her daughter and baby for her niece's wedding. We went to see and meet the baby . Gourd , do you live where they have the Hatch peppers ?
Pretty close, about 75 miles from there. We go to the Hatch Chili Festival when we can.. lots of good food and lots of metal art there in Hatch.
I love the old west look. I'm new to DG but found you through the intersesting things box. What a cool place, and love the gargoyle area too! Bonanza came to mind instantly and love that old show!
I always wanted a house like on Bonanza . We watch some of the reruns on Encore Westerns .Love the living room with the split level .
Ha ha , datsu , I'll tell . Am enjoying that picture more than you could ever know . Be sure and keep the glass clean with alcohol where you are painting or it will rub off . Hugs , and send the D H my thoughts for him . Always ,