Tomatoes – FOTD August 26

Not a flower but we did watch this grow from flowers. Our tomatoes have been slow to ripen this year. I think we’ll get to pick this red one today. This is an unusually big cherry tomato. So we’ve been keeping our eye on it.

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Petunias and Marigolds – FOTD August 23

Have a blessed day! I love my colorful flowers. It’s a mishmosh of annuals and perennials but I am happy with the colors it produced since Spring. I’m going to miss it all when Summer ends.

I’ve learned a bit more about gardening this year. More so than ever before. I can’t wait to plan for next year.

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Good Morning! – FOTD – August 7

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Here’s a pretty sunflower for those of us who need an extra pick me upper.

This is a picture I’ve taken years ago. It’s one of my favorites and it was taken from a park nearby. I’d love to grow these type of mammoth sunflowers in my garden someday.

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FOTD – August 4 – Sunflowers

These are two out three sunflowers that survived our backyard garden. They have finally opened up a few days ago.

I want to be like a sunflower; so that even on the darkest days I will stand tall and find the sunlight .  ~ Unknown

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FOTD – July 19 – Dahlia

Happy Saturday! Our first full size Dahlia from our garden this year.

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Beautiful Little Park

Today my son and I went to the closest city park and hid our painted rocks for others to find. My son, of course, couldn’t help but check out the playground.  I found it odd that there were no other children there. It is a Saturday and it was just after lunch. He had the playground all to himself for about 15 minutes.

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The heat may have been a bit unbearable for some but not for my child. My crazy son had on a pair of jeans and a long-sleeved shirt. He claimed he was fine. What is it with kids using shorts in the cold winter and long-sleeved shirts in the heat of summer?

We also took a little walk to the community garden portion of the park. I love being able to see all of the fruits, vegetables, and flowers popping up everywhere. Here are a few of the photos from today.

Do you have any beautiful flower or garden pictures you’d like to share with everyone? Please feel free to share your pictures in the comments below.

DIY Terra Cotta Fairy House

 

DIY Terra Cotta Fairy House Planter

I can’t wait to plant a cute fern or flower in this. This was pretty simple and quick to put together, even with my limited painting skills.

Materials

Terra cotta pieces – purchased from Henery Hardware

Decorative Door – Michaels

Marbles – Dollar store or Michaels (I had some left over from a previous project. Actually purchased mine from a local thrift store).

Glue for terra cotta, door and marbles – E6000 from Michaels

Instructions

1 – Paint each terra cotta piece.

2 – Seal pieces with a clear coat of spray enamel. (This planter is going outside in the mini garden I’m creating and I don’t want the paint to get washed away by the rain).

3 – Glue the two bottom pieces together. Leave the top pot free. It’ll be much easier to place a plant in it.

4 – Next, glue the door and marbles to the front of the bottom piece.

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