A little addition can really perk something up a bit. I found these simple panels for $5.00 each. As soon as I saw them, I grabbed 2 of them and knew just what I was going to do with them. I wish, I had grabbed the remaining 3 as they were such bargain finds. I just love the "Christmas Tree Shops" because they have such bargains and new inventory weekly! I put the panels by the Semi-Formal Garden arbor to make a sort of faux gate. The Saint wanted me to keep them black so I put them into place.
Hum, I like Black Iron Gates but not with a White Arbor. I tried this look in my Georgia Gardens to see if it would grow on me.
As you can see, it did NOT grow on me. Sorry Saint but I just had to give them a coat of white spray paint.
I now think they look as though they belong there and are part of the arbor.
I extended the walkway outside the gates beyond the Lily Rows. And also placed Cypress Mulch for moisture and weed control.
I think the white of the gates now tie in with the arbor and the little poles (Faux Fence) topped with bird houses. Click Here to see the Faux Fence. On down the line, I have added something else you may spot but we will not talk about that today as it deserves its own post at a later date. The Faux Fence is a bit difficult to see with the Lily's in front. Wow, that grass is thirsty.
Our neighbor's kitty Lilo likes the gate.
The Lily's are arriving!
I just love Lily's and they seem to enjoy our soil conditions.
They are thriving even after being divided last fall. Do you see what I see in this Lily? Yes, Rain Drops! Finally, we are having a decent rainfall today! (which is Wednesday as I type)
I have lost track of the lily names so please don't ask me about them. This summer when I am stuck inside keeping cool in the Air Conditioning, I plan to make some sort of tags for the plants. I have lost track of so many names but luckily, I have kept most (not all) store tags.
It would be nice to stroll along the gardens and be able to name the beauties when someone ask about them. As we age, the mind does not seem to hold onto the information as it once did in life. Oh gee, I am still in my 40's (for one more year) and I know "I ain't seen nothing yet" where the memory is concerned.It is difficult to name a favorite of my blooms. As with children or pets, how can you pick a favorite? But this is a bloom I might call a favorite. It is located in the Semi-Formal Garden as you go THROUGH THE GARDEN GATE, In the Garden...
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