Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sping is a great time for new projects!

I have been wanting one of these types of fountains for a long time now and my boyfriend was great enough to get me one. 
First step was to dig a hole big enough for the base to fit down into.  This was a little harder that it sounds.  We got over 2" of rain yesterday, so it was really muddy and the fact that our soil is is clay and rocks, made it a bit of a task. 

Next step was to place the pump down inside and dig a trench for the electrical cord.  I filled the base with water then placed the urn on top of the top plate.

I purchase some river rock from a local shop ~ $5.00 a bag ~ I bought 4 bags because there weren't a lot of the bigger size in each bag  ~ the remaining small stones were added to a dry river bed in another garden.

Beautiful and peaceful!
I will add some low growing ground cover around the edges to hide the sides of the top tray and then it will be complete!  Just a tip, the solar lights were $4 at Walmart!  I love them! ( FYI ~ Lowe's is selling them for $7.72.)  It was a beautiful and productive day!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Winter, winter go away ~ send up please, a warm spring day!

This winter weather needs to go into hibernation.  We actually had snow on April Fool's day :(  It was quite the joke.  I do look forward to Monday's weather though.  It is supposed to get up to 78 degrees.  I'll believe it when I see it.  It's hard to believe that the past two years, I have been able to plant all my planters and flower pots by the 15th of April.  I'm not going to risk it this year.  I do have some little seedlings coming up in my basement greenhouse and lots, and lots of tulips coming up in my yard.  Not too much to write about at this point, but please stop back next month ~ hopefully by then, I will have lot's to talk about!
Happy Spring!

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