All the gardens in my yard are broken up into categories. There's the Herb Garden, which has...you guessed it - herbs! This year I have rosemary, flat leaf parsley, thyme, cilantro, dill, fennel, basil and cinnamon basil. Then there's the Pond Garden, which is located by the pond. Ah yes, that is a brilliant name for it, is it not? That is where the Spot for Fairies resides. Next would be the Butterfly Garden, which is, of course, a garden for not only attracting butterflies, but for feeding and breeding them. This is a new project - more on that to come!
And then there is this little garden...The Tire Garden.
Oh, I had such fun with this.
Once upon a time, in the 1970's, my Mom was into tire planters. She gave my father the task of finding old tires for her, which she then promptly spray painted and then proceeded to cut hundreds of triangle snips around the rim, which were then bent back like petals. I remember her blistered hands, which she did not let hinder her from completing her appointed task.
I wish I had pictures of my Mom's planters, but they looked something like these...
Recently, tire planters have once again become all the rage, so I decided a few little ones in my garden would be sweet.
I did not snip them.
No I did not.
I am not as brave as my mother was, and I can do without blisters.
But I think they are pretty just the same.
And I think my Mom would approve.
This past week, I was on another mission as well.
I fell completely in love with the colorful and happy array of cloggy sandals that Swedish Hasbeens has out for spring and summer. Oh, they are like candy.
But when I went searching for the perfect pair in the perfect color in the perfect size - ah, not so easy to find.
But in my search, I came upon these...
Oh, you pretty silvery things you! In my size and on sale.
I love them - perfect for the summer and for showing off just a peek of color from a pedi. And even perfect in the fall and winter with tights. And the silver goes with just about everything.
I am a happy girl.