Tuesday, June 2, 2009

It may not be pretty, but it works…

My cute little succulent garden was taking a nightly hit from the deer…

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they love the flower buds on the yellow  blooming plants…they eat them like peanuts… not the zinnias…those they leave alone. But everything else was deer salad…until I resorted to the Chair Defense.

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It’s not pretty, but every morning and evening, I have a mission to protect and then restore the garden…in just the three days I’ve been doing this, there are already dozens of yellow buds and flowers.

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Saint Francis approves the strategy…I’m not left with some ugly fence and he doesn’t have to smell the stinky “Liquid Fence” which doesn’t work anyway.

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Next week I take another picture when everything is happily blooming. It’s a gardening miracle! Amen

1 comment:

Pondside said...

That made me laugh! We've tried everything too! Last year I was outside, nightly, to spray with a stinky spray and I've done the 'blockade' at night too. We're fencing this year, but with a new product that doesn't impede the view. I'll let you know how it works.

Limping Deer and the Twins

Limping Deer and the Twins
They are still spotted at this time.

Show and Tell Sunday June 15

Flea Market Finds...sounds like my whole house and yard...

Milk Glass Collection

Milk Glass Collection
Who knew that a 25 cent flea market find would unleash such a collecting frenzy? I never pay more than a dollar unless it's a really nice piece. They are great grouped with a single daisy in each.

These used to be inexpensive florist vases in the 50's and 60's. Everyone's Grandmother had bunches.

Mexicana Dishes

Mexicana Dishes
My sister found these for me at Bussy's Flea Market in San Antonio, Texas. I had seen pictures in her Fiesta reference book. Mexicana was also made by Homer Laughlin in the 30's. I had been looking for several years without ever finding even a single piece when she found the set...with a promise to hold it for us, she came running to find me and I bought the entire set...60+ pieces for $50.

Mexicana

Mexicana
I've added to the set over the years, but the price and experience will never match that first amazing find.

Vintage Kitchen Hutch

Vintage Kitchen Hutch
When my hubby found this hutch it was Pepto pink and I was not 100% sure about it. But with a new red back and fresh white paint and refurbished hardware, it became one of my favorite pieces.

Nancy made me save the vine

Nancy made me save the vine
The vine and flowers painted on the inside were in such bad shape that I was ready to remove it all. Nancy -My Crafty Little Page convinced me to keep it and after some touch-up work, I'm glad I listened to her. My husband restores vintage Cushman motorscooters and he tries to make everything "mint" condition again. The Shabby Chic movement came along just in time to keep me from making some terrible mistakes.