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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

New look for an old urn and Summer garden

We bought this urn new many years ago,but whatever we planted into it
never grew. I think it must have been something in the cement it is made of.
It has sat in a corner of the garden for ages unused.

Then the other day I thought of turning into a bird bath,or little water feature
Sooooo I decided to mosaic it

When I checked out the cost of cement,grout and mosaic tiles I nearly fainted
Then I found a huge bag of glass flat pebbles for $17
I thought maybe they would look ok
I forgot to take a picture before but remembered half way through



You can see how bad the pot is,I had previously painted it


Getting there, It is quite therapeutic,sitting in the shade of the garden
gradually seeing it take shape.




Finished, I can't find where,but I think it has a small leak:(
I really can't see how it can,there is so much cement and grout on it.


A little look at the garden to warm my Northern hemisphere friends











The veggie patch is doing well this year


My organic cucumbers would definitely be rejected by Coles
as they aren't perfectly straight :)







Green beans gone mad


The front garden 




We have 3 older roses out here which do quite well
2 yrs ago we added 2 more in between,but they have never grown much,
so we moved them to pots in the back garden and they have just shot up,
I think they got a little hot out front and not so much water,and yet the older ones
were fine. 






See you at the linky parties
Links on my side bar 

I hope you are having a great week

 xx jeanetteann 









18 comments:

Barbara Neubeck said...

Hi Jeanette.... I love what you've done with you urn...it looks beautiful. I like the blue glass pebbles.
Your garden is looking wonderful...love the veges..
God Bless
Barb

Sassy Southern Lady said...

What a warm bright post. Thanks for the sunshine today.

Rick Watson said...

Beautiful photos. I'm taking a master gardener's class so I hope my plant look half as good as yours when I finish.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

That's a terrific idea - it looks lovely as a birdbath! Your garden flowers are marvelous - I can't wait until spring. I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Alessandra said...

Dear Janette, you did a wonderful transformation!!Your garden and your flowers are amazing!!
Kisses
Alessandra

Linda Primmer said...

You did an amazing job. Love the blue. Your garden is beautiful. It must give you plenty of satisfaction. Love those green beans gone wild. Happy Valentines.

Karen said...

The urn turned out great, good idea. My birdbath used to leak too but only sometimes...very wierd. I ended up buying some birdbath sealer and painted it on and it helped. Your garden is just lovely.

Doni said...

I love that blue!!! You did such a great job on that...and I'm sitting here literally FREEZING my toes off and staring at your pretty flowers and thinking...ok...it will get warm soon!!!
Thank you so much for sharing with us this week!!
Blessings,
Doni

Bella said...

the blue bath was a terrific makeover! and it is so nice to seen your flowery lush green garden, spring is just peeking thru here, I miss green!!
Hugs,
Bella

LV said...

Your creative mind turned that old bird bath into a work of art. I love your flowers.

Merlesworld said...

I do like garden photos they always cheer me up, the urn has come up very nicely, the blue pebbles give it a real lift.
merle........

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your garden looks so beautiful--I am jealous :)

Susan said...

Hi Jeanetteann....LOVE your new bird bath. You did a great job.

Loved the garden photos, too. All quite lovely. Thanks for the warm-up. We needed it.

Here, everything is still covered in snow but there's a teeny tiny hint of spring in the air! Susan

Rhissanna said...

That blue looks so lovely and cool! Thank you for sharing the images of your Summer garden. You have some lovely flowers (I love the roses!).

Jann Olson said...

Jeanette Ann, thanks so much for sharing your lovely garden. Can't wait till I have blooms of my own! I think the birdbath turned out so cute. It may not hold water, but it sure will be a beauty in the garden! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

The Farmers Daughter said...

You're giving me Spring Fever! Thanks for joining Country Whites Weekend and inspiring others! You have lots of "Country Charm". . . .

Blessings from the Farmhouse,
Dru

Old Time Cindy said...

Happy Country Whites Weekend! Thank you kindly for embracing your country whites and sharing at the party.
Farmhouse hugs,
Cindy

Isabelle Thornton said...

Thanks so much for linking! Your garden is heaven!