This is a little piece of my summer. I live in a small farming community in Southeastern WA, far away from Seattle, rain, crowds and, unfortunately shopping. My county has only three towns and I live in the largest one with around 6000 residents and 50 miles from our county seat.
I'm not much of an outdoor girl but in the spring I like to get out and plant a few flowers. This is my floral birdhouse, a birthday gift from friends a few years ago. To assemble, I pound big 16 penny nails into the roof-top. I remove bedding plants from their plastic containers and firmly push root side down onto the nails. Turn plants at different angles beginning at the top standing up, gradually turning sideways until hanging varieties are facing downward. After they feel secure, cover all exposed area with natural Spanish moss, this will enable the plants to both hold moisture longer between watering and prevent soil from eroding.
I usually plant two varieties of birdhouses. The other style is deeper in the bottom and the flowers are planted around the base rather than on the roof. I use the exact same method, focusing more on the hanging variety flowers. This one I hang in my tree. Particularly the roof style wouldn't require a special birdhouse, nearly anyone would work. But, if you decide to create one of your own, they require more flowers that you might think. So, save yourself an extra trip to the store and buy more rather than less, or just count off spaces on your birdhouse roof and it will give you a good idea.
Have a summer flower kind of day.
Here I am with my best friend in the whole world, Renee'. It took me thirty-two years to find her! I used to hear the expression soul-mate and I really couldn't get it, then I met Renee`. I believe men and women are just too different to be soul-mates. So, ladies, if you have one out there, it will be a girlfriend.
- I am fifty-eight years old and a happy empty-nester of three grown children: nearly 26, 33 and 37. My 33 year old daughter is married and gave us our first grandchild, a baby girl named Astrid. I have been married one time for 41 years so far. I am the sixth of eight sisters. I have done some traveling. My restless oldest daughter took me to New York, Paris and London. I love to scrapbook, do needle art, beading, quilt, sew, decorative paint, home decorating and anything else that I can imagine or inspires me after looking at a magazine, HGTV, or the web! I enjoy having internet friends and think of them as modern day pen-pals.