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Garden at Play

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Years ago I got the cutest brown cabin from a campground and turned it into my garden shed. I'll have to share that with you one day at Hibiscus House.
I had been looking at the little bulb garden, the lone bird feeder and Chuck's little red wagon for quite a while. This garden needs some life!
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Before it is early spring and very drab. It needs something to liven it up. But what? I asked myself.
Recently we took a trip to Loretta's Daylily Farm. and found some beautiful daylilies. That is what I'll do put them there for years of color!
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It was time to pull this bike out of the bike graveyard. It wasn't worth repairing so either throw it away, or just use in this manner. I chose to use it as a planter in this free growing flower garden. Take a peek at the little red wagon behind. Chuck's little red wagon has seen better days as well but I just love it! I call this the 'Garden at Play'. I started to call it 'Flowers! Get Your Flowers!
Brings to mind youngsters selling flowers at the road. Once I do believe mama could had tanned our hides because we picked her flowers and started selling them. People also asked us if we would sell the plants or bushes. We did run in to ask mama if she wanted to sell them. Oh, what a mistake that ended our day of making money selling her beautiful flowers!
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Petunias I like them, that used to be my nickname at school! Petunia!
I chose to leave the bike in it's 'As Is' condition
I love the different materials, textures & colors!
It goes well with the aged garden cabin
I like it in this garden!
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This garden has iris, vinca, daylilies, a yellow rose a few annuals
Birds, Bees, Butterflies & Bunnies love it!
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' Chuck's Little Red Wagon' in 'As Is' condition.
It is so cute full of flowers I love!
The recycled woven basket planter and planters get plenty of use.
See the textures and colors
I don't buy many annuals but for a quick pop of color they can't be beat!
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I would take nothing for this bird feeder on the steel pole.
Mama gave it to me and of course I love it!
Look at the pretty textures here, even the bird feeder has moss growing on the roof.
The birds love it here.
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The name of this daylily is 'Call to Worship'
I thought this little girl with the book statue of Catie's would be great here.
'Call to Worship'
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Another shot showing the beauty of this daylily & the adorable little girl statue.
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What a Beauty!
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Beautiful colors together!
the one on the right is a 'Spider Bloom'
I see a little clover fixin' to bloom
I got that from mama as well!
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This Double Ruffled Daylily is one of my new favorites!
It is a beauty!
Do you do this? Take items you have on hand and use them for other purposes?
Of course you do and that means you are creative!
I know this was a long post but 'Wow' what Beauty!
You should see the number of pictures I've taken and left out of this post!
I may have to just share them later!
Don't discount the simple long living and thriving perennials such as daylilies!
Enjoy the Summer!
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Hazy late afternoon shot of the garden. One thing about daylilies is that from day to day you have a different color scheme depending on what is blooming on that day. Love it!
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Join me over at the website for more pictures of this simple but beautiful flower garden! I like my mama love using what is on hand and in it's natural state. Some of my gardens are left more natural also because they attract the bees, butterflies and birds and what joy they bring!
I'm working on a kitchen garden and no it isn't what you think. Oh I may have some herbs but that is not what it is about.
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  • Annamaehaddock

    Very nice, I love the old wagon and bike and how you used them. I have a old wagon that I have mint planted in and I am looking for a bike. You did an awesome job, thanks for sharing

    • Dolly Sarrio
      Dolly Sarrio Timmonsville, SC

      I would love to see your garden, I know it will be fun and pretty! A friend wrote to me today and said that they plant in their wagon and spray with Rustoleum to prevent it from rusting out. That's a thought I had not had but might try. Thank you

  • Pmckelley3
    Pmckelley3 Wooster, OH

    Beautiful and very relaxing...gives a sense of peace.

  • Lisa House
    Lisa House Vickery, OH

    So pretty, I love daylillies and have them all around the yard

    • Dolly Sarrio
      Dolly Sarrio Timmonsville, SC

      I'll bet your yard is full of color when they're in bloom! Thank you I love them too.

  • Carol Brown Hargrave

    Trust etere aren't any daylily farms in AZ! Everything is trucked in. The clump in question was more like 3' in diameter! I'll just keep hoping. Thank you for your guidance!

    • Dolly Sarrio
      Dolly Sarrio Timmonsville, SC

      I hope yours will bloom maybe feed it early next spring and I guess water. Le me know I'd love to see them.

  • Wjoan742

    Beautiful, relaxing, and fun. Great job!

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