Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Its so hot...

...that I saw a fire hydrant chasing a pack of dogs! That's a joke I read in some local rag yesterday. Yup, that pretty much sums up how I feel about going outside to garden right now, though Saturday looks promising if the rain holds off.


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Revamped Plant Stand

As a practical joke, a colleague left an old, rusted plant stand in my office when my department requisitioned an end table.

I didn't really see much humor in this, but I did see lots of potential for a refinished plant stand for my patio. My six-year old and I peeled away the cracked vinyl over the course of a week. She loved using a pair of pliers which are normally off limits and took to the task like a plant to water. (See the relationship there? he he) After some cleanup and several layers of black spray paint, it looks as good as new.