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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

July 19, 2010

How many flowers do you plant?

COME ON OVER!

Playing along with Kimba~A Soft Place to Land!

Welcome once again to our patio. We are spending a great deal of time out here...my parents enjoy visiting with the kittens and our dogs out here.
Line a drawer with plastic or plastic planters and then fill with flowers to overflowing...

We have lived here for many years...
but it has only been in the last few years that I have gone flower crazy...and do you notice the containers filled with flowers?
That is because of planting tons of flowers only for them to be EATEN by the petting zoo (gophers and rabbits!)

For some reason my rose bushes are safe...
I love my little chest of drawers overflowing with flowers above...instead of socks!
An old rusty bathtub is filled with annual flowers and also planted with wildflower seeds that will be in full bloom for fall! One metal tub that I will show later is filled with seeds that will bloom~orange and yellow flowers, pumpkins and small gourds for fall. I can't wait.
Below the flowers are enjoying growing in the leftover chicken feeders!

DIY~Spray painted Birdhouse


The back of our patio is a hill that is covered with ribbonwood trees(hence the name of my blog~Ribbonwood cottage)...the bark looks like ribbons trailing down...but at the moment...this flag is covering them up!
We had a leftover door that I painted white, and then taped off with blue painters tape...and spray painted the red and then the blue areas. The metal star is from Joann's Fabric store.
I love being outdoors in an area that you feel relaxed in! Come over for some ice tea and we can visit sometime!
If you like stitchery see what I'm doing on my stitching blog...
over at
HEY COME BACK FOR PLENTY OF NEIGHBORLY VISITING!
Blessings,
Debbie

17 comments:

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh Debbie,
This is breathtaking!!! I love that door and how you have plants in those drawers...You are SOOO clever and creative and bursting with energy!
Hugs,
Cindy
xxoxo

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Darlene said...

Morning Debbie,

I LOVE, LOVE, L.O.V.E. that flag door!!! It is SOOOO beautiful and I LOVE where you have it hanging!

Your flowers in ALL their different holders look so wonderful! I am too lazy to plant that many flowers because I would be constantly watering them here. I DO LOVE how yours look though. Maybe someday when I don't have any job to go to I'll have a bunch of container plantings. I'm sure your parents are loving everything as much as you do.♥

TX Doodler said...

Debbie, it is all so darling & relaxing looking. I love the bathtub planters. If we had more room I'd love to have one of those. Your American flag door is to die for! What a great idea & it looks so good in that setting area! Wow, I'm very impressed.

Ann said...

I love that door. What a cool idea! All your container gardening is beautiful. So patriotic and right up my alley.

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

Love the door and all of your beautiful flowers, Debbie. Hope all's well in CA...

Gayle said...

The door if fantastic!! How creative you are! What was I thinking? A couple weeks ago hubby put a door down on the corner for free---gone in 10 minutes.

Angie said...

This is my kind of garden! I love all the pretty flowers and interesting pieces. My favorite is the chest of drawers. I would love spending time in this space!

Anonymous said...

Love your flag door!! Neat idea!! Also love the flowers in the wagon and the drawer...so pretty!!
~Cindy~

Chris said...

Now THAT was a fun tour! That flag/door is just genius! It's such a gorgeous space!

Ralaine, Author of Burden of Promise: When Tragedy Becomes A Teacher said...

Wishing I was there with you on the porch talking the morning away.

Anne Lorys said...

That door is fabulous!
And your blooms are just lovely, too. :-)

Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Anne

The Phillips Place said...

I don't know which I love more-- the flag door, or all of your beautiful flowers! What a haven! I think my stress level dropped a little bit just looking at your pictures!

Beautiful!

Denise Marie said...

Girl, I love the flag door and cabinet and wagon with flowers. It is sooooo hot here that planting flowers is like a lost cause sometimes.

Recycled Rita said...

Your garden is wonderful!
It says on your blog that you live in Southern Calif. I live in Gardena, where abouts do you live?
I would love to live more out in the country but can't handle the heat so would probably have to go north.
I love all your repurposed pieces-that is my favorite thing to do!
karen...

Yumi's Blog said...

Interesting post! It seems your garden is so healthy and your flowers are pretty too. Wish I can also have a healthy garden like yours. Thanks for sharing.

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