Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Kiley's Garden



There is a certain young lady who comes to camp quite often that I have become very fond of. She reminds me of my granddaughter Layla. She is sweet and sensitive like my Layla. She likes to help me with the price gun and putting merchandise in the store. She is also great with hugs...........

With this in mind, along with my love for tree stumps, I asked he who handles the chainsaw to fashion a sort of chair for Miss Kiley. He did, it is very rustic, but perfect for what I have in mind. I drew her name on it ..........

then with my handy dandy Dremel did a little carving. I think this particular font captures her fun loving personality. I was going to paint the letters, but have decided that Kiley can do it herself. This morning I spent my outside time at Kiley's Gramma's site doing a little digging.


This will be known as Kiley's Garden. I long to be outside spreading dirt and planting flowers. I can just see it in my mind's eye. We have what is known as bolt ends from the stave mill (they make the "staves" that create the barrels that hold wine, etc.). This the the part of the tree that is cut off before they begin ripping the boards or "staves". We use them to landscape. Not only are they inexpensive, but they maintain that rustic look that I like.

Very versatile, these bolt ends. I used the half rounds to create the border and then the round ones for stepping stones. This garden will be my most ambitious project so far. I plan to use lots of hostas and day lilies, plus some periwinkle as a ground cover. I changed it a little after the picture and created a patio of sorts in front of the chair. It may need a table and another "chair"........... in case there is a need for a tea party.
I absolutely love to play in the dirt! I would be out there right now if I weren't sitting here checking in campers and swimmers. I like watching it evolve as I go, sometimes I don't end up with what I had in mind when I started ....... but that's what is so fun.





9 comments:

SkippyMom said...

That is just spectacular - you know how I love all your gardens and how great you are at planning and planting.

Kylie must be thrilled - her chair is adorable.

houndstooth said...

What a wonderful enchanted little garden! I'd be tempted to spend a lot of time there myself!

ellen abbott said...

How very cool and so much fun. what a lucky little girl. I'm waiting for the shop to be finished before I start my real landscaping. soon, soon.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

love it, love it, love it! i bet kiley loves it, too.

you are so creative and your gardens so beautiful. can you come to my house to play? bring your gardening tools...

and, bring "he who" along as well.

hehehe!

SkippyMom said...

I like HeWho. Can we just call your husband that without adding all the stuff he does that you so [cute-i-ly] do? I have Pooldad and you have HeWho. giggle.

Made me smile- just the simple HeWho - sounds like a Dr. Suess character. ;D

Brian Miller said...

how very cool. love how you are using the wood. bet it makes her feel special every time she sees it too.

Kathy G said...

Kiley must be VERY special if you were out playing in the garden on this hot day.

Whitney Lee said...

You drew the name on the chair? How exactly? It's awesome!. The garden will be fabulous, I'm sure. I get a bit overwhelmed when faced with a bare expanse and don't know what to do. Keep us posted.

Pat said...

I love this idea! The chair is adorable as is Kiley!