Thursday, October 21, 2010

Yard art Thursday -- Hootie

Welcome to this week's edition of yard art Thursday. To capture my entries this week all I had to do was step outside my front door. Yes, this is what my yard looked like last week. Two nice young men who work for a local landscaping firm spent three days this week digging, cutting, laying brick and planting new plants to transform our barren and long neglected yard into what I hope (come spring) will be the show place of the neighborhood. Sorry, but you will have to wait for spring to see the reveal of our new landscaping so for now you will have to make do with what used to be.

This is Hootie. This is the fourth home he has stood guard over for me. He now has a prime spot in the middle of a newly mulched bed.

This fall display actually did not get touched in the new yard design. It hides a large tree stump on our side yard. Until I redid the wheelbarrow last week it was full of summer annuals that were reaching the end of their lifespan. Before long it will be full of Christmas Presents that a jolly elf will be delivering for Santa.

Thanks everyone for the visit. Hope to see you all back in the spring for the great reveal.

Mary T. at the Work of the Poet hosts Yard Art Thursday. To join the fun or just check out the yard art discovered by others visit Mary and her friends at Work of the Poet.


  1. Love both Hootie and the Autumn/Halloween design! How do you hide the tree stump in winter?

  2. Hootie is so cute! And your display is certainly bright and colourful!

  3. I decorate the wheelbarrow all year. Either with plants or holiday appropriate items. Once the fall items come down I will be planting my spring bulb's in the barrow and covering with heavy mulch and straw. Christmas decorations go on top of that. When the christmas decorations come down the wheelbarrow will full of mulch and hay and possibly snow until the spring bulb's begin to bloom.

    So, Mary, I guess the answer to your question is that the wheelbarrow and straw is hiding the wheelbarrow all winter.

    I would be open to any suggestions of what could decorate the barrow to last all winter.


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