The vegetable garden is just about over.All that's left are some eggplants,and a few hot pepper plants.Everything else is now residing in the compost pile.
It is entirelt too hot and humid to garden all day.And the mosquitoes are out in full force!
So,the only decent time to tend to the garden is first thing in the morning,or in the evenings. And ,of course,you need a healthy dose of Off! before setting foot in the shade garden,or gardening down by the lake.
(Where has Mosquito Control been this year,by the way?Ahhhh-government cutbacks.....)
So,let's turn our attention to just sitting,shall we.
Two years ago,we had to have our front entry-way replaced.When they cut out the fourteen foot 4" x 16" cypress beam,they asked if we wanted it.
But Jon took the chain saw and cut in in thirds.Sanded it down.And made garden benches with it.
This one is "The Time-Out Bench".It sits next to the pool,and when the little ones are here,and they misbehave around the pool,this is where they have to take time-out. (It has gotten alot of use,trust me.)
Jon just used two old concrete blocks to set it on.The plants have grown up around them,to cover what they are.
I love a bargain! The cheaper the better.Even better if it's free(as in The Time-Out Bench),but I cannot pass up a great deal.
Last weekend when I was in Target(or,if you prefer, Tar-zhay),the manager of the garden section happened to let slip that all the Smith and Hawken was going to go on clearance!
What was that he just said ?!
I am so there!
Then,this past week it came out that Smith and Hawken was liquidating.
Yesterday,first thing,I was at Target. These two chairs were marked down to $24.96 each! From $129.00 each!!!And they came with the cushions!I tell you,that was not to be passed up.They only had two left.
This bench was marked down to $29.00,from $69.00.
"Load that in the Tacoma,too,boys."
Our oldest got us started on collecting the bumper stickers,so Jon's been putting them on his sign,along with old,rusty fishing tackle. He may have some design sense,after all...... Obviously,we need to visit more places...................
So,now that you've seen our newest garden bargains,
and,maybe,take a dip in the pool,to cool off.....................
Oh yeah,I got the tube at Pinch-A-Penny for $1.99.It was on a sale table,marked down from $13.99.