Monday, June 8, 2015

Yard Work Is Never Done

I, Sweet William The Scot, have work to do in my flower beds.
Several weeks ago Angel Pip mentioned they had picked up Adirondack Chairs out of someones garbage.  I said we had stopped to pick up a really big Hosta that was tossed out as garbage.
Well we divided it and look how beautiful it is. 
Yep "One man's trash is another man's treasure".
This corner of our yard has Bluebells, Lily of the Valley, Daylilies, Pink Petunias and White Impatiens with Ivy surrounded by scalloped stone border then pebbled concrete pavers that has acquired a moss that we love with grass in between.
After all my work from cleaning out this flower bed since it did not get done last fall with Lee in the hospital, well look this darn mole was pushing up my flowers.  No Sir Ree Bob Mole you were not going to destroy all my hard work.
I don't like these things in my mouth but if Lee can put her finger up my bum an express my anal gland to help me since the accident, I can help her by catching this mole in my mouth.   
 Then I planted the basket by the porch steps.
My friend got the flowers for us this year free.  A nursery had tossed them by their big bin as trash because their containers were broken in transport and they could not sell the hanging baskets.
The big trash bin is shared by the company where she works with the nursery.
 All our rail boxes are planted different this year.
 We used the hanging baskets that we got at Christmas with greens in them.  We turned them into double hanging baskets.  An idea that we use that works is we stick those Easter eggs in our hanging baskets and it keeps birds from nesting in them.
Well I got to move on to the next flower bed to clean.
Thanks for being a  friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of  mine
Signing Off 
Sweet William The  Scot
This is called an Upcycled Garden.  Everything used in the garden was taken from the trash.
Everyday items repurposed for your garden.  No this is not my yard, it is over by the Conservatory.


  1. Great yard work! Just beautiful. Xo MaddiethePug

  2. It's wonderful! Just the place for a book a cold drink an a pup :o) our backyard looks still a little weird, that's because that humans haven't green paws... like me :o)
    easy rider

  3. What a beautiful garden you've got there WIlliam,very colourful and pretty.
    Hopes you and Lee are doing well
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. Yap! Pawsome garden! Mommy has trashpicked too! Last year the neighbor's easter tulips had finished blooming -- so they tossed the potted tulip plant in the trash. Mommy trashpicked the tulips out of the trash can and were happy to see it blooming in our garden this year.

  5. Wow, what a beeYOUtiful garden!

  6. Hey Sweet William!
    Wow, you have a seriously green paw and Lee a green thumb! Those all are so very pretty. Great way to make use of throw-aways and make them lovely. Hope you get to bash that mole...I'll come help if you need it! BOL
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

  7. Gosh, you have a lovely yard! I can't imagine why someone would toss those lovely hosta plants! Our yard is a disaster as we have ha no time to clean it up. Hopefully this weekend

  8. Sir William, let me get this straight...people threw away beautiful plants because the pot was cracked?!? That is preposterous! Just look how lovely and beautiful they are planted in your yard and garden. You and your Lee really have some green thumbs...that is, if Scotties had thumbs. BOL Happy Monday, my pal.

  9. those hostas were a great find - we wish someone would throw some away for us to find :)

  10. William, your yard is beautiful! We really like the pretty planters!

    -Ruby and Otto

  11. Next you'll take up dumpster diving for dinner. Yummmmm.

  12. Now if peeps would trash lovely things like that around here, maybe growlmy's thumbs would turn green...right now they are more a darker grey shade, BOL!

    She does *try*...those Hostas went from trash to prizes!

    Hope you are doing well, Sweet William! XOX

  13. OMD OMD GWALK that Evil MOLEY Sw. Wm. GWALK it GOOD...

    Your yard and flowers are GORGEOUS... We love all the colors and textures of them.

    Now GWALK A MOLEY..... Miss Lee with be so proud of you.

  14. Oh the things we do for love, am I right or am I right. The flowers look beautiful and mom says your furs look GREAT! Did you get a baff or something'? If you did don't tell mom okay.

    Aroo to you,

  15. I love your trash to treasure finds. You are so very helpful to Lee keeping the moles out of the flower beds. Just love all of your flower planters.

    1. Hi Bentley ~ Yep those moles are popping up hills like dandelions but I am on the job. Lee can count on me. Hope your flowers are growing.

    2. Yes the flowers are looking lovey this year. I do not have any moles because our yard is like cement.

  16. Sweet William, you are just such a helpful guy. And just look at all those beautiful flowers.
    Wishing you and your Lee all the best.
    Toodle pip!

    1. PS BTW, next time you need help with mole catching, just give me a shout!

  17. You have gorgeous flowers, Lee must have a green thumb. We only have native plants that are drought resistant. Never heard of putting Eggs in a basket....never thought about birds nesting there.

    We don't have moles, but SHE says we always pick up disgusting things, so we wouldn't mind one in the mouth.

  18. Your flowers are so colorful and cheerful, William. You are a great gardener!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  19. You have a very lovely yard. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  20. Oh man! MOLES??!! I hears they are ugly!!! BOL You betters get them SW!!!! If you needs some back up, I can be right overs! I loves all your flowers!!!!! OMD, they are most FABulous! And doin' much betters than Ma's flowers! She is all jealous!
    Ruby ♥
    pees: Tell your Lee that she should get the Golden Finger Award for puttin' her finger in your hinnie! BOL!!!! HEHEHEHEHEHE oh, I crack myself up...yes, I knows, I'm the only one.....seriously though, I sure hopes you are mending well, and are gettin' all betters!!

  21. Crikey William ..... Nice job you did there, mate!! Everything looks great!!

  22. Sw. William OMDs you and your Lee have very green thumbs. We love your flower boxes on the front rail and your porch is very inviting!!
    hugs madi your kitty friend

  23. Yer garden is lookin' mighty fine, Sweet William.. and congrats on killin' dat varmint! Da nerve of dat thang, tryin' to mess wiff yer garden!
    I needs to butt bite my Momma into writin' me a blog entry... she's been bizee diggin' in da yard, too. A couple of her roses got rose rosette and she had to dig 'em up and she is makin' a flowerbed bigger.
    At least dat is her excuse fer neglectin' her secremetarial dooties... shoddy excuse, I sez...

  24. What a lovely yard - so pretty with the flowers and plants
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  25. Lovely! What an awesome idea the up cycled garden is!

  26. You and your mom sure did find some great treasures.

  27. Wow everything looks really beautiful. It is amazing how something that someone throws away can be rescued and turned into something so nice to look at. That is pawsome.

    Loveys Sasha

  28. Your garden is looking pawsome SW and we just love all the reclaimed plants and containers.
    We hope that both you and Miss Lee are doing well and feeling better.
    BIG licks,
    Wally & Sammy

  29. What a beautiful yard Sweet William! Mom is green with jelly! She has been working in our kingdom, but all of the rain put her waaay behind. We are so so glad to hear you are doing better. We have had our paws crossed for you! Riley is doing better. Growing some fur on his legs. We think the new diet and fish oil really helps! Enjoy your lovely flowers!

    Braeden, Seth and Riley

  30. I has nominated ya for a Liebster award - ya can pick it up here

  31. Oh, so beautiful! I do not have a green thumb at all and so admire this beauty!

  32. It s such hard work! Beautiful!