Monday, October 30, 2006

Wish List

This is my first ever wishlist ... but I couldn't help noticing some nice stuff when I was perusing the Smith & Hawken website. Generally their stuff is too expensive for my tight gardening budget...

I went on their website to find this. I love this waterer. Most of our front yard is watered by an underground sprinkler system (thank you previous owners!), but there's 1 section where they must have forgotten. My neighbor has one of these and it looks cool and practical for watering the plants as needed -- instead of lugging the hose (which our front one has a small hole, everytime I water, it looks like I got off the white water rapids ride at Great America!).

The weirdest thing about how HGTV is infiltrating our life: my husband uses terms like window treatments and water features! This actually scares me ... but having this cool blue urn/water fountain doesn't. It looks just like the one at the Cottage Living house I was in love with (although it's less pretty/iridescent). But I think I want BIG things in the garden.

How do I love this pink tool apron? Let me count the ways.... One of Matt's biggest pet peeves when I'm out in the garden is how I leave my tools everywhere. One of MY biggest peaves is how I always forget something and find myself walking back and forth to the shed/garage getting what I need. This looks handy and cute to boot!

My goal is to transform my 1970's split level into a cute cottage look alike. We haven't really started except for putting up our new numbers but next up will be to change the lights. Not only are they kind of ugly, but they're all pitted. I think I like this lantern looking light -- it's called Portsmouth and reminds me of our anniversary trip to Maine/NH when we passed through Portsouth and fell in LOVE with it.

And finally ... I love these edgers. I like how they are transparent so the plants can grow between them and they create sort of a soft barrier. I really don't like the railroad ties that we have currently. I think these would work better and prettier instead.


Beverly said...

Great wish list. I've been wishing for some cool edgers too. Love the blue pot:)

Anonymous said...

some of those items are really unique, esp the lights and edgers. hope you get them

Anonymous said...

Take the pink apron off your wish list.

Garden Girl said...

Pink girlie apron...hmm must drop unsubtle hints to s/o. Definitely need matching gloves :).