Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Before, during, after

The weather here has been gorgeous. We are enjoying it and are thankful the heat and humidity have not yet settled down on us. We are working on a couple of outdoor projects, and one of them was moving the clothesline west.

Before.

During.

After.

We found the picket fencing months ago, dumped in front of a house. They had cut it into small sections, and this worked great for making the curved line of fencing. We both love the new look. I've still more work to do in this area, and we have a 'folly' project happening to the west of the clothesline, which I will post about later.

It is fun recycling, reusing, and repurposing.

I'll be working at my job for the next three days so I worked like a dog today as we did the fencing and resetting up the space.

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Half the interest of a garden
is the constant exercise of the imagination.
Mrs. C.W. Earle, Pot-Pourri from a Surrey Garden, 1897

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Zone 10 ~ s.e. FL

11 comments:

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

There is no end to your resourcefullness. Great reuse.

Amrita said...

Wonderful transformation

Darla said...

I love the new look!

plantinthings said...

Thanks for posting these pics. I love what you did! Looks very cute and ended up tidying up the area. I love it when someone recycles, reuses and repurposes others throwaways. Great Job!!

gld said...

I love the picket fencing. Now I am really awaiting the "folly".

Have a good time at work this week.

Skeeter said...

The fence is a great addition to your garden! I cant wait to see what you do with the clothes line. This time of year is wonderful for creating new things in the garden with low humidity. Enjoy it while it is gone....

NanaK said...

Wow, moving a clotheline isn't a simple job around your house is it? The area looks great and the new fencing is such a great use for found treasure. Your creativity just shines.

Karen said...

Oh, I love the new look for the area, too! You and I are just alike, all the split rail fences we have around here are from the land fill, and my little picket fence gate my Mom painted was also a throw-away. Your garden is so lovely, and the roses with the dew on them? Gorgeous!!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

What a beautiful tropical looking cottage garden!

Southern Lady said...

I love the look of the curved fence. Great idea! Carla

Jeri Landers said...

I always love the look of a picket fence and this curved look is really special. My gosh, I have not seen a clothesline like that in many a moon!