I had to pull the carpet up in one of my bedrooms and I didnt know what to put down on the bare concrete floor, so it stayed concrete for a while. I eventually decided to use the room as
an art studio and wanted to have a wood floor in there. I decided to put my trompe l'oiel knowledge to work and paint the concrete floor in a bamboo style similar to my bamboo floor in my living room and I love the way it turned out. People have to look twice or be told its painted. a true trompe l'oiel effect.
I was sick that our tree in the front died and I had to have it cut down. I am thinking I could just put a large terracotta saucer on the tree stump for a bird bath...that would be the
easiest thing to do but it would be pretty warm water in the sun! Without the shade there now, I'm afraid the ivy is going to burn up as it gets hotter here. I could use some fresh ideas....
Commented on Jun 24, 2012
That's funny Connie! Frogs are so fun in the garden! The stones sparkle but it doesn't show
much in the picture...I've seen some neat ideas on here with those little glass stones glued onto things like old bowling balls and used as yard-art. I love how the ideas just flow from everywhere on the site!
Don't let grass grow beneath your trees. Grass competes fiercely for available water and will slow the growth of trees, especially newly planted ones. For instance, if the growth of a
tree is reduced by 20 percent for one year because of grass competition, the growth automatically is 20 percent less during the second year's growth. Grass competition alone reduces tree and shrub growth by as much as 50 percent.
Commented on Jun 22, 2012
Thank you Douglas! Btw, I got and planted a Vitex tree as you suggested by my tree stump and
put a saucer with glass stones and a frog statue on top of the tree stump.. I like it...it's the best I could do on a tight budget. Would have rather gotten a bigger Vitex and made a real fountain but it's good...I will post it on my page soon. :)