As you probably know I spend a lot of time in the workshop now, and I've had several ideas for projects for my own garden this summer. I haven't had much time for them until now, so I got started on the simplest of them last week.
Having to pound a stake (metal electrical conduit) into the ground to help hold this Hibiscus lasiocarpos upright. The stake couldn't be more visible, and it certainly isn't attractive. What was my fix?
A wooden cube!
Scrap cedar became a garden ornament:
A larger scrap now sits upon the cement test cylinder that was previously in the fish barrel:
Luckily I didn't move that back to the garage. Lazy gardening pays off again!
I added a third to this pole that was holding up the Artemesia ludoviciana last year:
I've tried pulling that pole out of the ground but it's stuck there. Now I don't want to pull it out!
Deck stain/sealer gives them some extra color and protection:
Here's the whole view:
I may end up adding a few more of these and possibly continuing the theme around the front garden.
What do you think?