Monday, May 19, 2008

Heads Or Tails #39 - Peace Or Piece

You can play this at Heads Or Tails!

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This week I thought I'd show you the bits and pieces that make up my garden. Living on the ground floor of the apartment complex, we don't have a lot of room to work with. We do the best we can though! (You can click any picture to enlarge it.)

This watering can and the little lawn ornament were bought last year.



So were these 3 plastic butterflies.



If you look in the dark area of the first picture below you can see the thermometer that we got last year. It's next to the hummingbird feeder we got this year. In the second picture is a new hanging flower basket and on the right you can kind of see a cow on a tire swing (that we bought last year in Maine) and the wind chimes my oldest son gave me 6+ years ago.



In the first picture are some Day Lilies. Last year my daughter gave me flowers for my birthday, so I planted the bulbs last Fall. It was nice to see them coming back up! In the second picture you can see all the planters with newly planted flowers, along with an outdoor storage box we bought this year.



Here is the finished product! (Note to self: Get your fat ass out of the reflection! *Laugh*) Notice the dead grass? That's where our dog relieves herself all winter when we're too lazy it's too cold to walk her. We've put down grass seed which is starting to grow.


The rules of our apartment complex state that everything outside has to be on the patio. As you can see we're stretching that a little. I jokingly told the neighbor that by next year we'd be all the way down to her door.

The rules also state no one can have a grill. Well.. If you look real hard behind the chair on the left, you might see a Coleman gas grill in it's case. I won't tell if you won't.

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Every year the blogger Mimi hosts the Blog Blast For Peace. If you want to know how to join in just click the link!


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34 comments:

Tammy said...

Coleman grill??? What Coleman grill??? I don't see no Coleman grill?? (How did I do? Totally sounded convincing eh?) ;o)

Mike said...

A good post about our little "Piece" of heaven lol.

Sue said...

Great entry! Love the watering can :)

Happy HOT day!

Sonny said...

I love your pieces! Looks really nice and comfort! I'd love to have a garden. But we just have a small patio.

I chose "PEACE". I posted all peace globes I've done so far.

Please hop over to my blog if you like to!

Big hugs, &hearts Sonny

Teri said...

what a lovely garden. Even though it's not huge, it's still lovely. It all depends on what you put in it.

Hootin' Anni said...

What a terrific set of bits and 'pieces' of your life Skittles!

Mine's shared.

jenn said...

I love your little "yard". You have it looking very pretty.

MAGGIE AT COFFEESHOPMAFIA said...

Your little space looks nice.

Abbey said...

Great HoT...Is that an Ivy geranium in the hanging basket?...I have them here, they are so hardy...Luv Abz

andrée said...

What IS IT with all these silly rules? who wouldn''t have a grill?? Anyhow . . . your garden is just my style. I could handle that. maybe. At least I wouldn't be killing TOO many plants!!

Lifecruiser said...

Well, your pieces does make your garden look peaceful :-)

Oh, hummingbird feeder, that makes me very, very jealous, because we don't have hummingbirds at all over here in Sweden. I've only seen them when we were in Paraguay in 2005.

...and of course, blogblast for peace - every blogger should participate, that would really be something!!!

Jean at Penny Lane said...

What a nice little garden you have. That is pretty funny about it travelling down to the neighbors in the future.
I don't see the gas grills. LOL

Hope you can stop by mine and take in a "piece of art".

Karen said...

OOps. I'm sorry I put my name on the wrong meme. Now that I am in the right place, I just want to say, what kind of place doesn't allow a grill? Silly people.

poor man's nicole richie said...

cool ornaments. at least you keep them tidy and in their places. (that's in my point of view btw i don't know with the landlord or your neighbor).
i love the 70s.
c",) Morning Sniffles

A Whole Lot of Nothing said...

Making the best of small spaces - great job!

Mine's up!

http://awholelotofnothing.net/heads-or-tails-peace-or-piece/

storyteller said...

How fun to see the 'pieces' of your yard like this. Very cleverly done. I picked the other meaning and posted at Small Reflections ... early again because of my Photoshop class tomorrow morning. I'm clearly tired because I had trouble getting the correct link in tor right place ... but all's well that ends well.
Hugs and blessings,

Marci B. said...

Beautiful pictures! Thanks for the intriguing topic :)

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

You have a beautiful patio! And I certainly don't see any grill... ;)

Picturing of Life said...

lots of piece at ur place :D all nice

Will you visit mine Thanks

forgetfulone said...

Great pieces to share! I choose Peace.

Inspiration Alley said...

Sometimes rules are made to be stretched. Love your little piece of garden.

Tina said...

All your bits and pieces are so cute- i love em. good post

Leslie said...

I like it! Not only is it bits and pieces but it looks so peaceful!!!

The Curmudgeon said...

A nice piece about pieces. But the song... I mean it fits, but it's another bad 70s song I'd pretty well suppressed....

Linda said...

You have created a lovely cozy environment on your patio!!! I noticed I could see you in the last picture but certainly no grill!

peppylady said...

Great post and now that remind me I need to look a little harder for my hummingbird feeder.

Raven said...

You've done a great job making a tiny space lovely. Thanks for the link to the Blog Blast for Peace. What a great idea. Hope you get to enjoy your invisible grill. Hope you get lots of hummingbirds. I was sitting at the back door yesterday and a little hummingbird hovered right in front of me... Gone before I could get my camera focussed. But still, what a thrill.

Heart of Rachel said...

You have beautiful pieces that make your garden homey and lovely to look at.

Vixen said...

We have a little tiny area to work with also. Just trying to make it our own, piece by piece. You have done a nice job.

Vic Grace said...

Tiny can be great not so much to look after

Phyl said...

Great pieces:).

Hugs...

jvdhj said...

I'm VERY envious of your garden pieces! I can't wait to see pics of the whole thing in bloom! :)

Misty Dawn said...

Just hand me the control to Mike's RC car, so I can play and I guarantee I will not to see any grill anywhere ;-)

bundle-o-contradictions said...

Look @ all of your stuff! Maybe soon I'll get around to posting my yards & you can see why I'm jealous. lol