Thursday, June 1, 2017

A big thank you...and teeny tiny garden update

I am astounded at the number of comments Smokey and I got on our little post. Thank you so very much, and a special thank you to Deb for mentioning us on her blog... www.justcats-deb.blogspot.com   (hope I have correctly added the link).

Deb has a way with animals. All animals! She should write a sweet little book about the mouse house, and all the critters there that love her and depend on her. Her cat Audrey is a book in itself, and there's sweet Annie, and Simon the Chipmunk with his little home at the old pump with a sign out front that reads, "Simon's House".  Seems like most of the birds there, especially the Chickadees, think that Deb is one of "them". It is adorable! All of it! 

So, "thank you" to the new followers to my silly little blog, and "thank you" to those who visited from Deb's blog.

From the teeny tiny garden are a few pictures...


don't know why but every time I open the garden gate, I think of that poem by Mary Howitt, The Spider and the Fly. "Will you walk into my parlor said the spider to the fly"...

the plants are growing, slowly...

these are two cherry tomato plants called "Sun Gold", supposedly the sweetest and best of the cherry tomatoes. :)

the zucchini may not get enough sun, planted here at end of the garden.

You know all these many potted plants I've started? Well, I've made a sign that reads, "For Sale: Plants, Eggs, Aprons", with an arrow pointing in our direction, to hang on the mail box.  Maybe I will have a few customers.

cucumbers here and yellow neck squash in back. There are a few squash ready to pick today.

these are the regular tomato plants, "Better Boy".  Along the fence line are Cosmos, Zinnias, and Gomphrena, and a little row of marigolds along the tomato row. Gotta have a few flowers. Actually, I have a large patch of Gomphrena in the center of the garden too. All the seeds have not yet come up.

I gave up on growing flowers in the yard. Too much shade. Flowering shrubs and knock-out roses do best.

The garden looks okay. Now if it will only produce. Last year the tomatoes were awful!

have been stopping by the thrift store, looking things for the playhouse...

any suggestions for what to hang of the walls? I don't care for little tiny objects, but seems like the walls need something.


Guess I won't rest until the spot looks like a junk store. Sometimes I overdo. :)

Better go. I'm going to town this morning for groceries, then stops at the hardware store, post office, and bank.

Love,
Henny



32 comments:

  1. For the wall-Grapevine wreaths are always a hit with the birds,they like to build nest in them!You could always hang old shovels, rakes, etc. I'm a "newbee" from Just Cats,read Smokey's story. Love, Love, Love your blog. I'll be a regular from Texas :-)I also sew,paint,make cards,knit,crochet,tat,cross stitch... you name it
    I love to craft. Had a garden for awhile-my hubby was dianosed with terminal lung cancer-so I'm busy making sure he gets better-but, I have to keep my hands and mind busy. We also have and love animals.
    My daddy always said I needed to work in a zoo. If he were here now he would see I do!!!

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    1. Blanche, thank you! Oh, I have a big Grapevine wreath that Poppy made me years ago. I didn't know birds would use them. There have been lots of little Wrens hanging around, ever since we put up the fence panels. I am so sorry to hear that about your husband. I sure hope he gets well. I wish the best for you both. You do so many things! I would love to be able to knit or crochet or do any of those things. Thank you for following my blog! You do sound like an animal lover. I would have more if Poppy didn't complain. :)

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  2. It all looks so good, wish I lived close enough to visit it. I'd hand tools there too.

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    1. Janet, I sure wish you could visit! I would love that. Tools would be pretty. I'll start looking old ones..of course, the shed probably has some. Thank you!

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  3. Your lovely project, just keeps getting lovelier and lovelier.

    Happy June!

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  4. Your garden is lovely. I hope it produces like you want. I love fresh from the garden veggies. Smokey is such a cutie. I've bookmarked Deb's site to read. Have a blessed day.

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  5. I'm not too sure what to suggest to hang

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  6. I love all your pictures this a.m. I hope you have lots of veggies this summer. We love squash! Maybe some old tools, are perhaps a large star on your fence. Be safe on your errands today.
    I know Deb but it's been a while since we've visited. I have SIX rescue cats!

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  7. Mama, your garden looks amazing! It is really growing. I think I am going to have to do something about my tomatoes ASAP. They are growing like weeds, but foliage only. No blooms. I am worried they will rot in all this rain and not enough sun. Ugh. Your garden playhouse is lovely, just like you and just like I knew it would be. I want to get together soon! Love you, Mama! ~Your troublesome child

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  8. I think that your garden is marvelous . . . my plants are just barely starting expect for the tomatoes and peppers that I started inside, back in February :) It will be interesting to see what your mailbox sign brings and as for your playhouse wall . . . I do have a suggestion. Check this website out. You will probably have to copy and paste the address into Google.
    https://www.favecrafts.com/Wall-Decor/Succulent-Garden-DIY-Wall-Decor
    I love succulents and I think these are so pretty and they can slowly grow on the wall through the years.
    Have a day filled with joy and contentment.
    Love,
    Connie :)

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  9. Your garden is growing by leaps and bounds, all nicely hoed and tended, makes a huge difference I'm sure.
    I like the suggestions of others with hanging a large grapevine wreath on the fence, you could guzzie (sp) it up with little miniature plant pots, hot-glued, and maybe some moss.
    All looks lovely there at the Teeny Tiny garden :)
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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  10. I love the new fence by the playhouse!! You'll find just the right thing to hang there when the time is right! I grow Sun Gold tomatoes also, mine are only about 2" high so far, the seedlings just went into the garden this past weekend. Today we have sunshine, so that should help move them along. We've had rain, rain, and more rain all spring! I grow about 6 types of tomatoes, some cherry and some full size. Can't wait for that first tomato sandwich, yumzers!

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  11. It's always fun to stop in here at Henny Penny Lane. You do make us all feel so welcome. If you were to sketch your pretty little playhouse on paper, what might you draw on the empty space? I sometimes do that when I am working on some project.

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  12. So many wonderful things! Sungold is a favorite of ours, too. Your garden looks wonderful as does your fence and playhouse area. Gomphrena make pretty dried flowers for wreaths, etc. I think a pretty dried flower wreath would be a perfect addition to your fence.

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  13. Hi Henny! I'm not at all surprised you have new followers! Like I told Deb at Just Cats, your blog and hers are my two favorite blogs of all I follow! It is always such fun to visit with you both!

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  14. Lovely photos again, my garden is almost as green as yours after a fair bit of rain and high temperatures, at least high for Wales.

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  15. Your garden looks wonderful, so full already.
    How about some old garden tools hanging on the wall.

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  16. I can't believe how far along your vegetables are! I have some of the same, including the sungold tomatoes, but they are soo much smaller.
    Just keep looking at the thrift store, I'm sure you will find things. I always wanted to display the metal ends of gardening tools. You know, the ones that no longer have handles. Actually I wanted a funky sculpture made of them, but that didn't happen. Always fun to decorate a new space with thrifty finds. I had a lot of fun with Wyndson Cottage, it is a tiny little house and was fun to find furniture and 'stuff' for it.

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  17. The playhouse is so charming!

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  18. Now I'd hate to tell you the stage my garden is at. Beans just started coming out of the ground today! don't worry. I'll catch up to you. We have very long days now and things grow rapidly. I also grow some better boy tomatoes.

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  19. Your garden is huge compared to my little courtyard! Isn't it great to have your little playhouse to thrift for things for it. Good luck selling things. Nancy

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  20. Everything looks great and is growing great! You should be proud of all that you've accomplished.
    I hope lots of people come by for plants, eggs and aprons!!

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  21. You're very welcome, Henny. Your gardens look wonderful. I won't be writing a book anytime soon as I just got our veggie gardens in this week. How lame is that. haha! Now we need SUN.

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  22. In our vegetable garden the seeds have just sprouted and the seedlings are still tiny. Your garden looks great.
    Old tools from the second hand store would look good on your wall. Also, an old mirror.

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  23. Wow, Henny, your garden looks great! So productive. I always like old tools and garden implements hanging on fences.
    Have a good weekend.
    Robin

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  24. Oh, my goodness...your garden looks wonderful! I'm just getting mine planted this weekend, but I'm in Ohio and that is really only about one week late. haha. Hopefully we will all have a good growing season!

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  25. I think that fence wall would look awesome with a big ole sunny face painted on it! Love it all!

    Grace & Peace,
    Pam

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  26. Your garden is unbelievable! I live in Ohio and no garden is that far along yet. The pictures of your garden remind me of childhood when my dad had a garden and I played in it. Everything is lovely and doing so well. Like a sign says that I saw this week...."Keep calm and garden on!"

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  27. Oh my favorite, a tour of your gardens. BEAUTIFUL!
    I would hang some baskets on the garden wall. Looking forward to what you decide.
    Carla

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  28. When you are garage sales look for an old metal rake head, hang it on that wall and hang up your scissors, pruning shears and what ever else you can attach a string to! You probably can find lots of stuff to hang up...just look around! :)

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  29. Hello Henny, as always, I love your garden and the new playhouse is simply marvelous! I think the walls would look so nice with your wreaths on them! Maybe you can add some seasonal flowers to them also? Also, I hang my garden tools on one of my garden walls! have a beautiful day :)
    Sue

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