Winter Garden Vignette Parking Meter ;-)

jeannespinesNovember 15, 2011

This is my Winter garden vignette with my parking meter from the hometown I grew up in...I've had it many, many yrs & it's planted inside an old 'tire' (turned inside out) that was being done probably 30 yrs ago! LOL! I grow my Hen & Chicks in the tire all yr round.

So today I got pine branches cut & brought out an old sled given to me by a friend ...plus this old sign I've put out a few yrs now & some hockey skates I got at a GS:

I will probably cover up the 'head' for this Winter vignette w/burlap or an old ski mask (LOL!) ...here's a closer view:

I collected a couple baskets full of pinecones from our pine trees ... will add some to the Winter garden vignette:

It was a beautiful day in IA with lots of wind & sunshine ...so I couldn't resist snapping a few pics of my pool garden grasses. Remember that 'shell roofed' birdhouse I posted before on the old bell post...it is silhouetted here on the tall post & I have one of those metal swirlies, too:

Leaves are gone off the trees & everything is dying out for Winter ...but this grass keeps giving all Winter:

A good day at home for this GJer! TFLookin'! Jeanne S.

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sunnyca_gw

Glad you had a good day to get outside there. Like your "parking meter" vignette. We had a lovely day after some rain this weekend! Didn't feel like fall at all. The leaves aren't turning yet & my daffodils have come up & are about to bloom!! The 2 nice rains about a month apart made things think it is spring!!Hope you have a mild winter! Jan

    Bookmark   November 15, 2011 at 1:29AM
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nonacook(8bFL)

I really like the parking meter and sled display.
I have a postage meter that is red and blue-have had it for a number for years-and hope to finally get it in the garden by spring. I had not though of standing it in my tire planter. What a good idea!
We need some rain here--It is soooo dry!
However, my bulb greenery is coming up too.....

    Bookmark   November 15, 2011 at 5:02AM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

You really have a way with things.
And lovely photos too.

Thank goodness we had some warmth and rain as I had forgotten to replant a divided peony until it was really too late. I think it will be fine now.

Kathy

    Bookmark   November 15, 2011 at 7:15AM
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luvs2click

Very cool and you know I love that grass! Gotta get me some!
Arlene

    Bookmark   November 15, 2011 at 7:57AM
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oldcrafty(8)

Very attractive. Don't think I would cover up the meter, looks good as is

    Bookmark   November 15, 2011 at 10:27AM
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Marlene Kindred

Looks great Jeanne! Love the old parking meter...fun and lots of memories for you I'm sure. Your pictures are just so great...love the grasses!

    Bookmark   November 15, 2011 at 10:50AM
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oldgraymare(4 WI)

I love the parking meter! Very creative!

    Bookmark   November 15, 2011 at 11:00AM
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