Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A New Bottle Tree in Tiger Way Gardens

There is nothing like a bottle tree to cheer the landscape. I recently installed a new one out on the land in the orchard. I had purchased this hanging bottle tree at the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show last March but had no place to install it--until now. I initially thought I'd hang it from a tree but then remembered I have a powerful arbor (formerly the wisteria arbor in Tiger Gardens but now the grape/kiwi arbor in Tiger Way Gardens) in the orchard that would be a perfect foil for this hanging bottle tree.
A simple chain with a latch was all I needed to hang this bottle tree. I looped the chain around a 2'x6' cross beam and hooked the bottle tree to it. The bottle tree holds 20 bottles but so far it only has 12 on it as I need to bring more out there. I want to make sure it will be safe before I totally fill it up as I am not sure how much it will swing and sway in the winds. But for now it is a lovely little highlight of color hanging out in the orchard. 

The gardens are really shaping up at Tiger Way Gardens and it so comforting to me that I am lucky enough to have the time to slowly move things out there and recreate as many of my current gardens as I possibly can. Bottle trees will be a real big part of that re-creation you can bet!

in the garden....

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Giveaway Winner!

Hello all! I came home to lots of new flowers blooming. This little snowdrop anemone (Anemone sylvestris) is very pretty right next to the American Columbo. It's a delightful sight in a natural setting such as the area by my driveway.

Today's post is about the winner of the random drawing for a gift from Serenity Health and Home Decor based out of Wisconsin. If you will remember the good folks at Serenity were kind enough to sponsor a giveaway. All you all had to do was comment and wish Skeeter a Happy Birthday. Thank you for those kind wishes to her!

The qualifying number the number generator selected was 12! The lucky winner is Kristen. Kristen, please contact me via email at: so we can get your fire pit out to you....

in the garden....
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Thursday, April 17, 2014


 Due to Circumstances beyond my control, (Telephone line failure) I was not able to get this posted first thing this morning. But here I am with computer once again working, however, still no telephone. AT&T might not be our service provider much longer if this continues. Grrrrrrr...
Anyway, Comments were made on my Blogiversary Post and Names typed and cut.
 Names folded.
 Names put into the Magic Hat.
 Names tossed about and the Saint picked the winner.
Diana Schmied, YOU ARE THE WINNER of the two gnomes plus a few other surprise treats! Congratulations and Happy Gardening, In the Garden...

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