I spent several hours this weekend creating miniature gnome gardens and generally beautifying the Ponderosa with blooms!
This one is beside the lilac bush and has a house complete with bench, resident gnome and his bluebird friend. Little hands can rearrange the garden if they want to play in it.
Most of the items used came from the dollar store or I used a 40% off coupon at Hobby Lobby for the bench. The little birdhouse came in a package of six and I super glued it to a wooden kitchen skewer! The moss is free for the digging here on the Ponderosa, the gladiolus were already there and the hosta spout I dug up from one of the many giant hostas growing around the house.
My second garden is started but it needs some more items for the grand kids to be able to move around. The plants are moss roses, they look like miniature rose bushes and should spread out and cover the ground as they grow. The stepping stones are flat, round river rocks. This one has a door instead of a house I'll be scouring the Mighty Dollar for some more miniatures!
I said I made them for the grand kids, but I enjoy creating them in little spots! It's starting to look like Rock City around here!
It seems I've been lazy and only made one post since last month's Take Twelve! The last three weeks have been exceptionally warm and plants are budding and blooming too early and people have been tempted to plant before the last frost. Hopefully this morning was the last one--not only did it frost but the temperature dipped below freezing, bad news for the plants.
We tried to save the strawberry crop with sheets and water!
My chore this morning was to uncover everything! Then because we can and because it was Thursday my Mom and I went shopping! We call it bargain shopping, we don't usually buy anything unless it is a good deal!
Just a couple of our stops.
Lunch--we always eat fast food so that we don't waste shopping time.
Some of my favorite purchases today.
Got home in time to inspect the plants for damage and enjoy some sweet potato fries for dinner. April 12 was another great day on the Ponderosa!