Friday, July 29, 2011

Any Ideas for Rock Garden?

Happy Friday….this week I am showing you an area that I want to “work “ on for a rock garden.

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This is what I have along side “my” pole building.  This is the building I store all my estate buyout treasures.  I don’t really like the truck on that end, however, when I had my husband, Al,  move this stuff here last fall, I got the “now if I move this stuff over there, I’m not moving it again” routine….oh how he knows me too well  :)

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This is an old John Deere seeder when it was call VanBrunt (sp?).  We bought this from an auction I helped set up with George Woodrich.  From the Ryan estate.  This old farm homestead in Weston, WI that was in the family for over 100 years.  It was not easy hauling this one home….Al had to drive like 25 mph pulling this home on all the back roads.  Good thing it wasn’t too far.
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An old wood wagon and a “damper/vent” off an old barn.  The wagon I made Al haul home for me from an auction.  The damper I bought from the flea market we hosted at our farm and the flag picket fence I made. 

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This is an old International Harvester IHC Jubilee Year truck 1957 I don't know much about it.  All I know is that Al wanted this one and we hauled it home from an auction – so this time it wasn’t just me!

I had/have visions of the back of the truck filled with potted flowers, the wagon the same, however, flowers are expensive!  So that didn’t happen this year.  Maybe for fall I can put pumpkins etc. in it.  I want to put up a boarder around the whole area.  I can’t decide if I should use railroad ties or something else.  Any ideas?  Then fill the ground with rocks.
Blessings from Wisconsin.

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TexWisGirl said...

a rock garden sounds 'hot' to me, but that's because texas gets so many months of solid, hell-fire sun. so i'm afraid i've got no ideas for you!

Joani said...

Rocks would be a lot of work as well as railroad ties. Love the idea of the pumpkins. You can always start flowers from seed and then transfer. Sometimes that works better than what you get from the nursery. Thanks for sharing.

OurCrazyFarm said...

I think all of your ideas are great! Love the truck! And the wagon! And the seeder! Tiger lillies are a great, fast growing flower, too. Most people would be thrilled to thin out their patch as they spread like crazy.... (hint, hint) would they survive the mail this time of year??!

Allison at Novice Life said...

I don't really have any suggestions, however, I love the blue truck sitting next to the red barn!

Candy C. said...

I LOVE your flag picket fence! :)
In regards to the rocks, I look at all that lovely grass (we live in the desert) and see it growing up between them, which I guess would be okay...
I like the idea of the pumpkins in the back of the pickup!

Mrs. G said...

Rock gardens can be very low maintenance and beautiful. The different types of mosses might work well for you. And if you can't figure out what to do with that truck, let me know. I can take care of it for you! LoL

edenhills said...

That's quite an assortment of unique finds. I do think the rock garden is a good idea.

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

How fun are your finds....I am jealous of that lovely big barn...Hubby would love that truck too...and I can not lie, as the wife of a car guy I love it too :)

If you decided to plant in the bed, please add a bed liner and rig up some drainage so to preserve the truck bed just a little longer...both for the trucks sake and for the longevity of your "garden"

Blessings Kelsie