My garden was missing something...
Last summer I installed (and by "I," I actually mean my husband) three mirrors as a backdrop to my Japanese Maple and hosta garden. The effect I was aiming for unequivocally did NOT work.
Earlier this summer I (and yes, you know what "I" means) installed two panels of a three sided dark cherry lattice backdrop ....it worked.
But my garden was still missing something.
Today, before church, my gardening partner and I went to our local Bargersville Flea Market. And although Steve had to talk me into it -- (He makes quick decisions and I like to plod in thought before I buy anything) we purchased a bronze 4-foot long Japanese outdoor lantern.
30- minutes to decide where it should hang.
60-minutes to lasso the rope over the correct tree limb.
90-minutes to chainsaw and trim tree limbs that were in the way.
60- minutes to drag the limbs to the fire/pit and compost pile.
....but spending time in the garden with my partner was priceless.
The next step is to find some solar or battery-operated lights to fill the inside of the lantern.
Do you think the lantern works?
|Another angle...and though it does look like we have a cow trough in our yard -- there is a fence separating our yard from the cow pasture next door. And yes, I will be jumping the fence soon to move the unused trough to another nearby location.|
|I can't wait to install the lights and see what it looks like at night.|