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Monday, June 22, 2009

Metamorphosis & Mosaic Monday-Mobile Garden

I finally have my act together to show something for Metamorphosis Monday hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. And this is also my first time participating in Mosaic Monday hosted by Mary at Little Red House.

Be sure to visit both of their blogs to see this week's participants & to see what they have to share.

My hubby decided this year that he wanted to have a garden. Problem is, we have nowhere to plant a garden. Now nothing stops my hubby when he wants something, so his solution was to make a mobile garden.

It all started with this metal arch that hubby found on the side of the road. He had seen those topsy turvy thingies & wanted to try growing tomatoes. So he thought this arch would be great to hang the topsy turvy's from. He first spray painted the arch a oil rubbed bronze.

We then went to some building yard that sold metal. Hubby picked up some pieces of metal to make part of the frame that the wheels could be attached to. Here is hubby welding the wheels & casters onto the metal. He then made a couple of posts.

Built out the rest of the frame to hold the boxes for the garden below.

Since hubby knows how to do stained glass, he wanted to make the post tops out of blue glass. I wish I had got a better photo of them. They are beautiful, but I forgot to take a photo before he put them on top.
And here is the final product. Our mobile garden. Since it is on wheels, it can be moved anywhere in our yard that we would like.
Here is the garden area below. See the sweet garden angel watching over our garden?

Here is the latest photo taken last Friday.

I had two hanging candle holders that I am also hanging from the arch.

The topsy turvy's are growing great. The far left one is Roma tomatoes, the middle is Jalapeno peppers & the one on the right is beef stake tomatoes.
Here is a mosaic I made of some of the plants that are growing in our mobile garden. Click on photo to enlarge.
We are growing the two type of tomatoes, 3 or 4 different kind of chili peppers, green bell peppers, lettuce, 2 different kinds of onions, radishes, broccoli, cilantro, cauliflower and green beans. Our radishes are just about ready to pick. I've picked beans a couple of times now & the Roma tomatoes are just starting to turn red. I am so excited.

Well thanks for visiting. Be sure to visit my other post showing my thrifty finds for the week. You can find it by clicking here.


  1. That is a Husband with some serious talent!!!Love his new garden creation...How clever, portable and everything. Applause.. and nominated as "Husband of the week"!!! Ha! xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  2. This is awesome! I hope others short on space see this. Goodness, how innovative. I second the nomination for 'Husband of the week'!

  3. Wow! How cool is that!!! Talented hubby! Happy MM!

  4. When you say you got your act together...boy did you. I love it.

  5. I love all those pretty crystals hanging from those candle holders, cute!

  6. What a talented man! I need one of those to wheel out of the Texas sun when it gets too hot! He should patent this idea.

  7. what a unique garden, I love it! your husband is very talented

  8. Wow!! This looks wonderful! So pretty and portable too! I'm impressed beyond words! :-) L~

  9. I can't wait to see how those tomatoes turn out! What a cute little garden! Linda

  10. Wow, much classier than the tv version! Seriously, that's incredible. Just don't plant any big vines like pumpkin on it ~ they'll latch on onto something and your portable garden will be on its way...

    Loved you description about yourself...he he he...I thought you were talking about me!

  11. This is about
    talent!!!wow...keep that guy happy, he's handy...yep they're right "Husband of the Week"!!!!

  12. I think that husband of yours is a keeper. In fact he reminds me of mine. And the funny thing is that when I read your "About Me" you were describing me.

  13. Wow! What a beautiful idea! You hubby has some serious creative talent! He really should do this for a living, if he doesn't already! Your garden is amazing!

  14. A very talented dh!

    I love the idea of a mobile garden, which can be moved to the perfect spot!

    Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my N Ireland blog.

  15. Oh my gracious! What a dazzling work of art. This is just lovely.

  16. That's just ingenious!! You guys could sell those! How wonderful that you have such a creative husband! Just Awesome!


  17. I hope you gave your hubby a big hug & kiss for making the mobile garden!! He did a fantastic job building it :-) And your plants obviously like it too -- they look really healthy :-)

    Thanks for checking out my sunburst mirror project :-)

    Kelly @ DesignTies