April 8, 2010

Dreaming of a Garden

Hi Everyone,

The taxes are done - with minimal damage done. Yessss! And so now, onto what I've been dreaming about (besides bicycles)...gardening, gardens, flowers, succulents, ornamental grasses, firepits, barbecues...it's definitely safe to say I'm ready for skipping spring and heading straight into summer. Which, according to the locals where I live (Bend, OR), is likely to happen. It has been snowing on-and-off since the Spring Equinox. Today we're due for a massive snow-storm (according to the local weather guy who can never get it right, because the weather here is that strange). 


So, enough about snowstorms while you all start your seeds and enjoy your bulbs pushing their way up through the ground. Today, I just have to share some great finds with you all about gardens, planters, DIY projects, etc! Since I can expect to be kept indoors for awhile (til June I hear), I'm thinking about making some of these sweet seed packets for local friends...


Or maybe just getting one of these adorable succulent planters from Succulent Love to tie me over for a while...

I'd be soooo happy if I could scrounge up some cash to pay for a big indoor meadow like this...

or just had the know-how to make and care for these amazing gorgeous indoor hanging plants...
And I'm still dreaming of the snow-melt, and lounging outdoors. I've found the ideal and over-the-top expensive hanging chair that's just perfect for under the Juniper Pine in the backyard...
More Woolly Pockets products for outdoors as well, including the lovely Wally for retaining walls or just vertical surfaces of any kind (seems perfect for an herb garden)...

I've found the loveliest hammock out there...

Which, I will admit, I found on Overstock.com. I scoured Etsy for hammocks...but apparently the crafting world finds that it is far more important for either your newborn to have a knitted hammock for a photoshoot that is overdone - or your vermin to have a hammock for when they throw out their backs. It's definitely fodder for Regretsy.

Anyhoo...when the sunshine comes...I'll be on my back deck, resting (with plenty of SPF and water)...with an outdoor mini meadow on my deck, like her...


How are you getting your gardens ready? Any good finds? Please do share!

4 comments:

Kirsten said...

Great post Tara!! Really neat finds.... and ingeneous applications for enjoying plants. I live in Florida and have started getting my Garden together....see my blog for a post about a couple of visitors I had stop by recently..... :)

jenjems said...

My husband and I will be giving the "No Dig Garden" a try this year! http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/04/try-no-dig-gardening-for-your-backyard-vegetables.php

Bromeliad said...

Haven't done anything yet but hang out on the deck in the nude.

OK, maybe not even that.

Tara said...

Bromeliad,

You are killing me - honestly. Please do keep checking in from time to time with your comments.

Same goes to the rest of you!

Love you all!
Tara