Monday, March 30, 2009

Rusty Stuff

The reason I call myself a rustic gardener is because I love rusty old metal garden and farming tools and old weathered wood. There's just something about the look of it that I enjoy, especially in the winter when everything is dead and there's nothing in the garden for the eye to appreciate. I have to limit my collection to just small items as I don't have the space for anything to large. I also love rusty metal yard decorations... now that I think about it, the garden & farm tools are merely decorative as I certainly don't use them as intended. If I had a larger yard, I would come home from each flea market and farm sale with a truck load of rusty stuff.

The following photos are of my favorite pieces.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Garden at Night

I took these photos of my backyard one evening, two years ago. Please overlook the fact the lawn needed mowed. That particular chore is always at the bottom of my to-do list.

At dusk.

At nightfall.

Goldenrod is one of my favorite flowers. It always blooms in the summer though, rather than the fall as it is suppose to.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Spring Cleaning

The other day I took the time to clean out these two wren houses. I have two more in the front yard that also need cleaning, which I hopefully won't forget to do.

Here are some photos of the other bird houses I have.