Tag Archives: rhubarb

A Stroll in the Garden

 

We might think we are nurturing our garden, but of course it’s our garden that is really nurturing us. -Jenny Uglow

Flycatcher

Oak Tree

What is a weed?  A plant whose virtues have never been discovered. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. – Cicero

Coral Bells

Allium

Columbine

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy.  They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. -Unknown

Peony

Marguerite Daisy

*Clicking on a photo will give you a closer look!

A Stroll in the Garden

“If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden.” – Claudia Adrienne Grandi

 

“Flowers don’t tell, they show.” – Stephanie Skeem

 

*Clicking on a photo will give you a closer look!

Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley

Dogwood

Dogwood

Azalea

Coral Bell

Rhubarb

Iris

Peony

Peony

Chive

Columbine

Concrete and Quilters – Part 3

Here is a reminder of the concrete rhubarb birdbath I made (Tony thought it was for him):

The concrete has been sealed and is in the garden.  Hubby did the grunt work, and we tried to make it look natural.  Hence, the use of the old stump that was destined for the woodstove. 

We’ve had no rain, and I’ve let the garden go, so you’ll need to imagine the birdbath surrounded by flora…which it will be next spring.

It feels good to have another project finished!  But then again, I just might make another next year.  I’m definitely making more ‘stones’ for a walkway.

For Part 1, click here.
For Part 2, click here.

Bird Hunting or Cat Napping?

Remember the rhubarb birdbath I had made?  I think he’d like me to finish it.

Concrete and Quilters – Part 2

For Part One, click here.

After a few days for the concrete to cure, my quilting sisters and I met to unveil our work.

We used the hose on the bird baths to wash off the rhubarb leaves.

But the leaves stuck.  I guess we left them on too long.

The inside of the birdbath.

The underside of the birdbath.  We decided to use a scrub brush to remove the rest of the leaves.

My friends are peeling leaves off the concrete stones.

This is the underside of my birdbath.  I love the definition of the veins of the rhubarb leaf!

The basin, or top side of my birdbath.  The next time I post, it will have been cleaned from rhubarb bits and sealed with concrete sealer.  I already have an idea how I want to display it in garden.

And this is how my hosta stone turned out.  I’m so happy with it!  I made two, but now I want to make more and bury them in the rock path in my back yard.  I think they will add wonderful interest to the landscape.