Sunday, April 03, 2011
Bottle Wall, Day Five
See above the taller right side of the bottle wall, that green is Meg's peas. That part it now at grade, the blue flower is next. Not exactly sure how I plan to do it, but I'd like to do 12 blue bottles in a wheel design. My thoughts are to do the top half on a board or brace them together with wood and freehand them with mortar, let dry then install.
This is a 6 year old garden bench that was falling apart. A customer of mine gave it to me. I sanded the varnish off the wood, replaced one board and painted it green. Remind me next time to never again by Behr paint, took forever to dry and it is still sticky. I use Sherwin Williams most of the time and it never is sticky for days like this. Any way Meg's lovely daughter just bought a house and there is nothing to sit on in her lovely back yard. Tomorrow she's taking it home with her.
I have a question for you? Has anyone used Big Dipper Farm for hellebore purchases before? Had a little discussion with Meg last night about growing hellebores. The thought is to in the next 6-7 years I'll be near retirement and perhaps I could grow and sell hellebores, doubles especially. They seem to do great here. I don't have but one double and am thinking of purchasing 5-6 from Big Dipper Farm, most of the other places do not have any for sale right now. Hey if anyone has double hellebore babies I'd love to have some?