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ButterflyChaser
Northeast, AR
(Zone 7a)

May 8, 2006
11:47 AM

Post #2258843

I toured four gardens on the Master Gardener's Tour of Gardens on Sat and got lots of neat ideas, as usual. Some of these people are so good with design, and I see the most unusual artistic creations.

At one garden we toured, we found this unique tree swing made using an old worn out tire. They cut and sculpted the tire and turned it inside-out to make this pony swing:

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ButterflyChaser
Northeast, AR
(Zone 7a)

May 8, 2006
11:47 AM

Post #2258844

Here's another view:

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ButterflyChaser
Northeast, AR
(Zone 7a)

May 8, 2006
11:54 AM

Post #2258855

We also discovered a great way to hide that ugly storm cellar that is a must here in Tornado Alley. Buid a gazebo over it and plant gardens around it. With this one, there is a barely noticeable door leading to the storm cellar on one side of this gazebo. The beautiful gardens and gazebo strategically draw your attention away from it.

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ButterflyChaser
Northeast, AR
(Zone 7a)

May 8, 2006
11:55 AM

Post #2258857

Here's a view of the hidden door:

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ButterflyChaser
Northeast, AR
(Zone 7a)

May 8, 2006
11:57 AM

Post #2258862

Check out this vine post. A friend made me one a few years ago, but I'd love to have more.

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ButterflyChaser
Northeast, AR
(Zone 7a)

May 8, 2006
12:01 PM

Post #2258865

I love this idea, edging your beds with scrap lumber. I will do this at my house.

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FlowrLady
-South Central-, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 8, 2006
8:33 PM

Post #2260160

Nice pictures! Just remember to put some termite-remover underneath the posts...

I really like that tire horse!
picabo
Nashville, TN
(Zone 6b)

May 8, 2006
9:21 PM

Post #2260274

Great pictures!

My Grandkids would love that horse, I have a tire that needs a new job. LOL

kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

May 10, 2006
7:32 PM

Post #2266264

Such neat ideas Nancy,

I truly love that gazebo over the storm cellar.


DH wants to put in a storm cellar, I wonder if I could talk him into this LOL. I doubt it. but it's so wonderful an idea.

He mentioned putting the storm cellar right out in the front yard too, I had a fit when he said that. He said , where else can I put it. septic tank is in the back yard with lines running to the side yard. Front is the only place close to the house, and that gazebo would look wonderful in the front yard LOL. I can dream I guess. Man, If I had tons of money!!!!!


kathy
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

May 10, 2006
7:37 PM

Post #2266274

That scrap lumber looks like landscaping timbers, and such hard work, can you imagine, one would have to be retired, stay at home all the time, and have such a wonderful husband that loves gardening as much as we women do!!!, Dang it, I'm still dreamin, I got to quit that right now!!!


I have a wonderful husband, but he AIN'T no gardener for sure.


I know Ain't ain't a word either. sometimes I can't help myself, that true southern drawl comin through

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