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.