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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Sometimes the List of Priorites Lies

Yesterday I wrote up a whole list of what I would accomplish in the garden today, knowing from the weather forecast that today's weather would be good.

I didn't do any of it.

We recently had the doors on our shed replaced, the bottoms were rotting. But they still make a good backdrop for garden ornaments!

It was bright and sunny and in the 60s, perfect gardening weather. I did go out there, but I didn't plant any plants, or redo the hoophouse, or transplant anything.

I basically just hauled a bunch of stuff out of the shed and arranged it.

I have been collecting/hoarding a stash of junk, or junque, or garden art, for a while now, and have put up very little of it. But I've also been pinning lots of images of garden art, and when I got up this morning I just opened up the shed where it has all been hiding, and hauled it all out, and set it up. I had some partially formed ideas for what I was going to do, but then, you know what? I just kind of looked it all over, and let it speak to me.

I bought the 3 sun faces with color in them at the NWFGS. The wrought iron piece at the top came from Second Use in Seattle, a salvage store.

I like round things!

I need to get a couple of little pots to go with this metal sun.

I bought that milk jug recently too, from an antique emporium in Auburn, WA called Ye Olde Barn Emporium.

This pink colander makes a perfect well-drained container for a succulent-like Lewisia.

This pot, complete with plants, was another craigslist find.

I've had this fairy stake forever, she came from Massachusetts with me.

I need to find a better spot for this birdhouse. Although the birds have ignored the two birdhouses I've put up in protected spots. Maybe they'll take to this one at ground level.

All in all, I had a very satisfying day arranging stuff. The list can wait.