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#33404 Apr 28th, 2007 at 03:30 PM
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I know we had a thread about our garden whimsey in the old forums, but I'm not sure if one has been started here yet, so I'm going to go ahead and do that.

I was working on my shed this afternoon.
I cut back as much of the trumpet vine that I could reach on a small ladder - mostly on the left front side - Don's been complaining that it gets in his way when he opens the doors to the shed, and I wanted to put up more whimsey there anyway. He'll have to prune back the rest of the vines that I couldn't reach...

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Here are some new ceramic celestial things I got at Christmas Tree Shops last week. It was hard to get a clear shot, but you get the idea.
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And some lizzards that I got there last year -
I had to bring them in for winter, as I'll have to do with the celestial stuff this year too, but it's easy enough...
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I have 2 more lizzards that need to find just the right spot!


sooooooooo... let's see some of your whimsey? flwr thumbup


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Very cute. Makes me want to do something fun with mine.

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Meeee too Love the lizards!!!!


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Me three!! I love the lizzards!!!!


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No garden whimsey here yet. I had a turtle but I see he is broken. I am hoping to get some for Mother's Day.


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Lynne Do the Stars , Moon and Sun light up at night? It would be awesome of they did or was solar!!


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I have to get my wimsey out of the garage... and into the garden.


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Come on people - share your whimsey!!! lol why thumbup

Diane - those stars, etc do not light up, but I was thinking the same thing! They are actually just ceramic, lightweight, with a crackle glaze finish, and will definitely need to be brought inside for winter.


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Originally Posted by plants 'n pots
Come on people - share your whimsey!!! :



Okay ~~ Most of you have seen this area I have here in this picure,, this is my sitting area filled with Angels, Cherubs and fairies , It is the area I go to collect peaceful thoughts and do a lot of my praying...

(I couldn't get it all in one picture and still didn't get it all But you get the idea :wink:)
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on the opposite side of the yard of course is the rock tower, Willy Village ~You can go to DIY thread in gardners chat to view that.. But I also have elephants,, the elephant ears are just coming up this year just in time to shade the elephants from the heat!
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Back view lol lol lol
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I'm not sure what I have is really whimsy. It is more like junk.
top of the woodshed
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and more junk
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And a wishing well
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Gotta hang this up on the treehouse
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And decorated my golf cart.
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More stuff inside the "Guyzebo"
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This little guy was just learning to fly and confused himself a bit. A hummer.


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Originally Posted by plants 'n pots
Come on people - share your whimsey!!! lol why thumbup

Diane - those stars, etc do not light up, but I was thinking the same thing! They are actually just ceramic, lightweight, with a crackle glaze finish, and will definitely need to be brought inside for winter.

You could add a coat of glow in the dark paint.


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Cool "junk" Tina!


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Originally Posted by Triss
And WOW on the hummer, did it ever feel better and fly away?

I hope so Triss. That is the second one that has happened to and I got to hold. I know the first one was OK. This one kinda disappeared when we weren't looking and I have high hopes for it.


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I am so confused. If my photos are too many, Can someone delete them for me? It is too late to edit.
I could go into my PB and move them and break the link.


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Tina, want to come over and finish cleaning out my 140 year old barn? You can take most of it home with you. lol

I just showed DH and he said if she could see what we've been throwing away she'd skin us. grin


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Tamara sell it in ebay! You'd be rich!
If you didnt live so far I'd come load up my truck

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Penny & Wrennies 140 year old barn garden whimsy for sale! lol


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We found a cow bell with the date 1878 stamped into it. Even has a cross ingraved in it,letters also can't make them out though. It has got to be cleaned up, quite strange.

There's still boxes of stuff we never looked through yet. that's next month's job.


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Oh, we also found out that the little wooden seats that DH burned in the trash fire came from an old school house that was torn down 70 years ago. Cr@p.


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Every time I've heard you talk about your barn, I've wanted to come and visit, Tamara. You really ought to look seriously into Ebay or something like it. Make a little pin money.


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Angelblossom, what is that huge blue thing (looks like bamboo, except blue) in the elephant garden?


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Originally Posted by LandOfOz
Angelblossom, what is that huge blue thing (looks like bamboo, except blue) in the elephant garden?


Ohhh That a birdbath turned flowerplanter!!
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THat looks so neat! I'd love to have stuff like that in my garden but I'm afraid that stuff like that would be stolen or broken in a hail storm. We get some freak acts of nature here.


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Of course ...,soo do we Sarah!~ we are both in tornado alley! I have hail damage on the ear of one of the elephants , and chips of things here and there thru out the garden , Strong wind gust have tore up my garden arch Twice BUt I just keep on keeping on ,, I just super glued it back HAHAHAHHAHAHA,,


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Lynn, good thread you started here! :wink: Love your whimsey, particularly those brightly colored lizzards. I don't like the real ones though. uhuhh They are all around my gardens, creepy.

Jonni, that's really neat that you got to hold two hummers! Must be somethin'! Every now and again I see one here. And Tamara, wow, I would love to meander through your 140 year old barn too! I bet you got some great stuff.

Whimsey here? Hmmm, got a ceramic/sand based sun, of course two new Wiley's lol in the garden, and a few scattered pieces.

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Thanks for posting pictures, Tina and Diane -
I love seeing how everyone decorates their gardens or outdoor areas! clap

Tina - I just LOVE that kokopelli piece that you have - he's a favorite here, since Amy plays the flute - I have lots of him around the house, and just put my first piece outside.

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I put up 3 of these trellises on the deck, many years ago, to try and get some privacy on the deck from those neighbors - our backyards are wide open to each other's. I cannot seem to find a flowering vine that will grow well enough in small planter boxes to block the view. So, this year I am going to put decorations on them in hopes of achieving that effect.

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I have 1 more to find a large piece for, and then I'll add some smaller things, and hopefully some plants too. It gets full sun from mid-day til sunset - any suggestions?

How about more people sharing here? why
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that is in your garden other than plants? ANYTHING???

I have lots more, but will wait til others post some of theirs... thumbup[/color]


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Ok - 1 more for today - this cat planter sits on a maple tree up front by the mailbox on the street. I've had it for about 3 years, but this is the fullest the plants have been so far - dragons blood sedum, and another sedum (can't remember which). Don told me why it's growing so well today - the sprinkler he fixed covers it while watering the grass below!

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Here is an old oak stump left after Hurricane Katrina. The petunias in the foreground are volunteer and I have lilies and verigated vinca vine planted there too. The little JD truck is solar and the headlights light up at night. I don't know why the picture is so dark, I'll have to try again.

I love all of your whimseys! I have a lot around too, will have to get more pics.


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Lynne Have you tried Morning glories or Moonflower vines on your trellis's? I love your tree cat btw!!!


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You are all showing what's in your garden but I have something from someone elses's. I saw this a few days ago but didn't have my camera. When I saw it, I was stuck in traffic right in front of the house.

Today, when I had my daughter with me to take the picture, traffic was light and there was a car right on my bumper. I'm sorry it's a little out of focus.

This is in the front yard of a home in Louisville, KY.

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Cute!!! I like your cat planter too Lynne!

I have so much whimsical stuff in my garden----I'm not formal at all....no wonder Athena loves it here...she runs from thing to thing in my yard. thumbup

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Jayhawk, I seen one at our Home hardware, they have plans every month for new garden ideas. it gives a pic and a list from their store to make the featured item. It was cute but not that large.


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I've never seen a " gardening pot person assembled!!" CUTE!!! I have seen them small kits at the store/ nurseys but like Tamara not that large and certainly not sitting on a chair!!! I like it!


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