Thursday, February 21, 2008

A Dear and a Deere

The Husband was a dear and helped me out in the garden. It was time to bring in the heavy equipment...I love it when that happens. He drove the tactor over to help me eliminate a shrub that was growing in the wrong place.

This buddleja is a volunteer, it's in a bad spot because it's too close to the walkway into the lawn. Some folks say that they should be eliminated completely and declared an invasive species around here, I'm still undecided. My brother-in-law wants one of these in his yard so we did it the easy way, wrapped a chain around the trunk....annndddd....

Ta Daaa....popped it right out of the ground with the bucket of the tractor. I love digging out shrubs this way, especially when I have a helper. Now I need to think of something to plant here that won't reach into the walkway. The brother-in-law is going to take this monster over to his place and pop it into his yard...recycling!

Now for some inspiration. I was in Seattle yesterday with mom and my sister. We picked up my niece after she got out of classes at the University and we all went out for moms birthday was so much fun. After lunch we went to one of my favorite garden stores and ooohhh'd and aaahhhh'd over all of the pretty stuff. Boy do I ever have the itch to "make pretty".

We all went crazy over this recycled glass light fixture, price tag? brace yourself...$875.00!!!!!!
Is that a crack-up or what? I think it would be fun to have one of these in the party barn or hanging from a branch out in the garden. All I need is some wire and some broken glass....hmmm.


tami said...

Help is good!
I love to see the planters in Seattle too. So pretty, clever and a head of us.
And the lamp...we could soooo make that!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

We're in the money... all we have to do is fiqure out how to put the thing together.
and then get someone to pay big bucks for it!

Jerrie said...

Oh I can't wait to see the lamp you make! I am sure it will be even better than that one.

I do like heavy machinery. I'm not big on outdoor work, but I like tractors and such - always use to mow my papa's lawn w/ the rider! :)

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Wow Shelly - this is my first visit to your blog - what a header and a half - I love it!! and that recycled glass chandelier above is beautiful :-0

bobbie said...

How I would love to have a tractor to handle things around here!

I do agree with all things bright and beautiful. Your header is fantastic.

pink dogwood said...

$875 for that thing? Pretty, but $875.

I hope you make your own and share pictures with us.

nice post :)