Friday, June 14, 2013

A walk in the garden

Today, my friend, Sally, shared her garden with me. I have seen the before which was always lovely, but this is so wonderful a transformation, she is letting me share it with you.
The first thing she did was faux paint her wall to make it look like an old stone wall. She is a remarkable artist! She did just that! Then she created from her own collection of treasures a mirror.

See the fountain? She made it! 
The only thing she had to buy was the plastic tubing for the water!
She cleared all the area and spread gravel and created a sitting area....So, comfy!
 She found this iron Christmas tree stand and created a planted umbrella stand! How cool is that??
Then she used this clay tubes to hold solar lights. Before I knew it the entire garden has been totally transformed!! So, here are some more pictures!

 She created these planters from pavers that she bought from Home depot and cement glue!

This is a tree stump that wouldn't come out, so she created it into a gorgeous planter!

 This is another fountain she created from items she had found from thrift stores and garage sales!
 A bird house hangs in her fig tree, which almost always has a little wren living in it....
Sally's garden is full of interesting surprises and vignettes. There are completely wonderful areas that just beg to be enjoyed. Come and sit a spell......
Thank you Sally for a lovely day in your wonderful garden!


Suzan Sweatman said...

What a beautiful garden - I can't believe that's painted faux stone!!!
( is it a wood fence? ) Just amazing!
Thanks for sharing

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

She has a most gorgeous garden!!!...So loved seeing it all!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love your friend's ideas. The umbrella stand and the fountain are so clever. Beautiful too.