Saturday, June 29, 2013

Backyard: the kitchen window garden in June

Using picstitch, I've been able to "stitch" these 2 pictures together to see how the kitchen window garden has grown from May 6th (when it was planted) until today.

From what I see, my annuals (white impatiens) have not fared so well, while the rest have clearly been enjoying this rainy June! (Odd because I've had success with impatiens in the front flourishing ...)

I have also been toying with the idea of putting something tall -- more specifically my hydrangea paniculata 'pinky winky' -- on the far left side. In the original plan, the shed was to be taken down but now we've decided to keep it so that area looks a little barren and in need of something with height -- whether it be a plant or art. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Milk can table

My new love affair is with Pinterest. At first I couldn't figure out how this worked and I was so busy with the baby and toddler, I didn't need another distraction.

Enter 2013: the year of projects. Alll of a sudden Pinterest became a beacon for all the things I needed to get done this year.

For instance, we put in our patio in 2012 and decked it out with our 2 old adirondack chairs and a bistro table. This spring I added a teak bench. It was still missing something -- a table? Something homemade would fit the bill and so we rummaged in our garage and dug up this old milk can we bought at resale 8 years ago for ... $15? We could use that.

Then on Pinterest I found someone who topped a milk can as a side table. Although I decided to use a 20" glass table top and I liquid nailed the top to the milk can and voila. 

Our new side table perfect for a cup of coffee.