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No, we didn’t drink all of them. Did a couple of dumpster dives at the recycling center (thanks, honey!) and got a little help from Freecyclers in the seemingly endless quest for empty wine bottles.
Finally done. And am now absurdly considering making new flower beds around the front porch using wine bottles. Please talk me down.
Let’s take a little garden walk, shall we? Oh, one other thing…the mulch…free. Called a local tree company and they delivered a load gratis. Saved so much $ and thrilled to not have 100 or so empty plastic bags.
Ok, let’s go!
Watching the crops grow. Almost as fun as watching paint dry…
A wee little Tickseed plant I picked up at Home Depot
Irises that we got from a Freecycler when we moved into our house in 2008.
I adore Irises
I also adore Rhubarb and Chives. Maybe not together-together, but together in a garden is a beautiful sight.
You can do it, little berries! Grow!
Asiatic Lily, another Home Depot buy
Isn’t the color intense? Hmmm…what can I do with color ideas from flowers?
Jim took me to visit the Laura Plantation just about 7 years ago. I fell in love. Well, yes, with the guy, but also with the plantation. It was a working plantation, far from the grandeur of others (ahem, Oak Alley), but what it lacked in elegance, it made up for in style, character and culture. If you ever have a chance to visit, I highly recommend it.
A walk around the property led us to the potager’s garden. Walking through the potager’s garden was eye opening for me. It was the first time I ever saw wine bottle edging (not my picture). I knew then that someday, I wanted wine bottle edging in my garden too.
That someday is now. We have been saving wine bottles for years in anticipation of our project. We shipped bottles from Guam to Saipan and on to Alaska with every move we made. We have three big wooden crates of bottles. Which, to my estimation is just under 300 bottles.
Yes, we like wine.
So many memories in this crate. Vacations to Door County; holidays on Saipan; commissary wine from Guam; trips to Galena; celebrations of life…promotions, engagements, births, death. Wines I forgot that we ever bought, let alone drank.