The Bridge Garden

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A new shady garden has been taking shape and will be part of the bridge garden.

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In 2014 we replaced the old bridge with another one made from old decking.

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On this side of the bridge there are a couple of clumps of daylilies and it is the home to all my frogs. On the other side we have been piling leaves, garden debris and dirt for several years and now it is a lovely shady area that will be home to several hostas.

This area has gone through a few changes in the couple of weeks since we started it. A couple of old chairs had always sat back there, spending their last days rotting away. One has totally fallen apart from the moving around.

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The first job was to pull all the volunteer plants that had grown there. Then some digging to loosen the soil and then the placement of the hosta. Lots were inherited when a daughter had to have a tree removed from her garden and that meant all the hostas surrounding the tree had to go to.

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We gave lots away to friends and lots to the Ecology Garden and the rest found a new home in the bridge garden.

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Two huge hosta that were crowded in the front garden also got moved. One clump was divided into two.

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This is another area that will be a work in progress, as each day I find something hidden away in the garage or another garden and move it to the new area. Broken pots are the home to new little plants and even a couple of frogs hopped from the frog parking lot to the new garden.

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This view shows another two huge hostas by the shed, the sign post garden with the bottle tree, the new bridge and the new bridge garden which is in shade for most of the day.

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While hunting around for whimsy for the new garden area a broken trowel was found and turned into a trowel daisy for the new garden area.

This was a simple project, just had to paint the rocks white and the one for the center yellow with orange dots. Glue them onto the trowel, add a coat of glossy Mod Podge, let dry and then spray With a sealant so it can be used outside.

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Be sure to have a look at my rock projects and see all the other types of rocks I’ve painted.

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9 Responses

  1. My Corner of the World

    What a fabulously whimsical place you have created!

    How terrific it is to see you at ‘My Corner of the World’ this week!! Thanks for linking up with us.

  2. Linda

    You have been busy, I love your new shady garden and what a lovely idea for the broken trowel. I think it’s great how you have a name for each area of your garden, I had names for the area’s in my last garden but I can’t really do that for my new one as it’s just one open space. Have a great week.

  3. Pat

    What a beautiful cool garden oasis you have to enjoy these hot summer days! The trowel daisy is very sweet

  4. Vondean Erickson

    The trowel daisy is so clever to use broken items rather than throwing them out. Back home one of the gals in garden club would come up with such clever ideas like you do.


  5. Margie

    I always enjoy seeing your different gardens! I also like how you repurpose thing like broken pots in your garden.

  6. Lorrie

    Another wonderful spot in your garden. You are so creative, and hardworking. I hear it’s been terribly hot in ON so your work is even more admirable.

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