Sunday, April 8, 2007

Our Garden

We have this small sideyard that's right enough to have a BBQ with friends but small enough that it requires very little maintenance. My mom helped me a lot with growing flowers and plants since she has the green thumb. I found some bouncy critters and some garden decors on sale at Joann's and they're so cute! I hang them to an old solid frame, which used to be a bunkbed ladder. It's so fun to watch them go crazy and bounce all over the place with their springy coils, especially when it's windy outside. It looks like they're jumping around and dancing around the plants.
The 70% off sale at JoAnn's Craft store gave me an excuse to finally get something for my mom's old metal arch. It's been sitting there alone for a long time and I know that it's going to take a while before I can grow long vines around it and yet, it might not be strong enough to support vines. So, for now, I got these long plastic swags to hang around it to make it look pretty. It really brightens up the space and makes it look more alive. I used a plastic chair to start hanging those flowery swags from the top of the arch. After I finished, the chair seems to look better in that corner so, I decided to leave it there. It looks more serene now than ever! Later on, I found a red barn-like birdhouse, which I sat on the green chair to complete that area.

... still trying to come up with a theme for my little garden. I have so many engraved, decorative rocks and pebbles. Some of them are in my bathroom. Hope this Zen stuff will fit in with the rest. I also found this really useful website that talks about landscaping on a small garden:

It's so nice to chill in the garden after work and enjoy the long summer days. My roommates and I have been planning to have a BBQ party for months now. But, we always end up going to someone else's BBQ. Fortunately, I was able to throw a little party during a boxing fight (Pacquiao VS. Morales) one time and that was really fun!

Another thing I found is this colorful beaded lizard. It's about 1.5 feet in length and it looks really shiny when the sun hits it but, I can't find a perfect place for it to hang in my super white room! So, I'll probably keep on moving it around from wall-to-wall with a push pin until I find "the perfect spot" for it.

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