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Non-plant garden things and some non-garden plant things

Hi Barbie – your post about Non-plant Garden Things you did last week motivated me look around the garden and see what photo-worthy “Non-Plant garden things” I have. I have a few but I don’t have as many as I would really like. Right now I’m dreaming of a statue for my deep-shade garden, maybe a fair maiden carrying a water jug, surrounded by some lovely ferns and moss, a few lillies at her feet, you get the picture? But when I mention that idea here at home I get raised eyebrows and weird sidelong glances, so I haven’t pursued it any further. But I’m sure my gardening companions would welcome it – for Hercules it would be another spot to watch for possible bird landings and as for Dexter … well, he’s been to known to cock a leg at strange objects and another would suit him just fine I’m sure.

But besides imaginary garden statues, what do I actually have? Here are a few favourites …

Non-Plant Garden Things

[one_half]Froggie (he’s tiny, about 6 inches)Froggie[/one_half]

[one_half_last]A place to read …A place to read[/one_half_last]

[one_half]And one to sitA place to sit[/one_half]

[one_half_last]The hidden bunnyThe bunny[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Still new, the bird bathNon plant Bird Bath[/one_half]

[one_half_last]For the BirdsBird Nest[/one_half_last]

Posting these few favourite items that live in my garden but are non-plant related made me think a bit about the things that are not in the garden but are plant related. Are those classified as “Non-Garden Plant Things”? Like all the gardening books I’ve managed to collect in the last few months, theΒ  now well-thumbed sample “Gardening Journal” I use daily and my watering can? What about my lovely chest that holds all my gardening paraphenalia and the iPad Apps for gardeners? Can I post those too? heck, you know what … this is my blog and I can post what I want to – so here we go …

Non-Garden Plant Things

[one_half]Lots of magazinesMagazines galore[/one_half]

[one_half_last]and plenty of booksGardening books[/one_half_last]

[one_half]iPad Apps for gardenersiPad Apps for Gardeners[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Gardening journalGardening Journal[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Plant things insidePlant stuff inside[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Watering CanA Watering Can[/one_half_last]

Enjoy the cooler weather and have a lovely weekend!
Happy Gardening

By Christine

Dominated by large trees on a medium sized property, my garden is very shaded. With no β€œfull sun” areas I have to plant shade and partial shade loving plants. I love shrubs and flowers including camellias and azaleas but Roses and Irises are my favourite and getting these to thrive is a challenge …

8 replies on “Non-plant garden things and some non-garden plant things”

Oh yes – forgot to mention the great use of the gardening journal and the iPad apps πŸ™‚ I also love working with my journal. I take it everywhere with me because there is always a plant I must write down.

I find the journal far better than the iPad apps. Firstly, I don’t carry my ipad around everywhere – its too bulky to keep in my bag and secondly, this is one time I do prefer hard copy to digital. Not sure why, I enjoy list making and notes and find the journal is perfect for that!

Hi Chris, love this post. It really shows all the planning and research you do with all the mags (I always remember the piles of mags stacked up in your bedroom) and the books. So part of the gardening experience. And all your garden add ons – love the frog! The bird bath is a great feature and Hercules is the best feature of all πŸ™‚

Hi Alan – I’m not sure about spider magnet – its a hanging pod chair so I imagine if we didn’t keep this area well maintained it would become spider infested. But its a well lived in area that gets swept and cleaned, at the least on a weekly basis, so – so far, no spiders πŸ™‚

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