Who doesn’t like garden art? Who likes to put it away? Not me. We live in a harsh climate where sometimes we don’t have anything too interesting to look at for quite a while. One way for us to fix this, is by putting out garden art. But, who wants to take it in and out every year. Or, hope the sun, rain, or wind does not damage it too much. I saw these really cool globes at the garden center that were so colorful but made of metal or plastic. They would add a ton of color and brightness to an otherwise sad yard in the harsh months. The prices for some these were $35.00-$125.00 depending on how they were made. No way am I paying that price when I can have 60 mph winds gusting through my valley. Could you imagine all my pretty globes rolling down the road? Well, there goes that idea.
Then when I was de-cluttering my magazine collection, I noticed there was directions on how to make concrete globes for the yard. Hmmm, I am pretty sure wind would not blow those away! I watched the video from BHG.com/GardenBall. The video directions seemed pretty easy so I wanted to share them with you. If you would like to watch the video, click the link above.
My kids have been getting pretty stir crazy with our yo-yo weather so I was trying to think what we could do to get rid of their excess energy. I came up with vegetable gardening. It always makes me feel like I have accomplished something and helps me sleep well! I know, most kids aren’t so keen on planting, but when we go to the store to pick up our veggies, I let them each pick out a veggie to plant. It makes them feel a little more in control of what they grow and eat. I can usually get them to do some follow-up care too! lol
Our weather is still pretty cool but I opened my garden journal to view what we could plant and realized I am behind schedule. Whoops. I thought I would share the list in case someone else decided that this week was a good time to get the kids out in the yard working, and falling asleep earlier!
We live in the midwest so it’s mild days with cold nights still. You can start planting cool season plants in your garden anywhere using row covers if necessary. I started a list so you can tweek it to your situation and area. This is for outside sowing.