Winter To-Do List. In Oklahoma, we had our first big freeze last night. Seems appropriate that I would dedicate today’s Six on Saturday to my upcoming winter projects. I started collecting my winter projects in the middle of the summer. You know what I’m talking about … those great finds that you discover but have no time to address at the present moment. They are too good to pass up so you obtain them and then they get stored in the barn or garage until you have some ‘free time.’ (Somewhere my husband is laughing right now.) I am really excited about getting started.
1. Decorations – I haven’t added as much whimsy to my garden as I thought I would have done by now. My mother is in the process of moving, and I found these fun decorations at her old home. A new coat of paint and they should be ready for the garden.
2. Pots – These resin pots were acquired through Facebook. I’m planning a new approach to my herb garden and with a coat of paint, these will fit in nicely.
3. Wire plant hangers – Okay, I know these are looking rough, but I think they can be salvaged. I’ve already peeled off all of the wicker, and the metal structure underneath seems to be solid.
4. Plant stand – I love this piece. It’s another Facebook find. I can’t wait to see what this looks like after a coat of paint and an herb or two.
5. More pots – Yes, these are huge. And fantastic! I only have one of the pot on the left, but three of the one in the middle and six of the one on the right. The one on the right is 27 inches tall, and 31 inches across the top. I have no idea where I’m placing them or what I’m planting in them. I only know that the possibilities are endless. I do find the color a little drab so I will be painting all of these. How to paint and what color? I’m open to suggestions.
6. Table & Chairs – I’ve had my eye on these for quite some time. I need a little place near my garden where I can sit to relax and have a glass of tea. Of course, the set needs a makeover. These pieces were previously being used inside, so the wooden tabletop was fine for that environment. Outdoors will require a different approach. I am thinking mosaic tiles!
In reality, I have more than six projects on my winter to-do list. I know that comes as no surprise. (Again, my husband is laughing.) My overall list is long, laborious, and expensive. These six projects are already secured and waiting for me. And for the most part, these are cosmetic tasks that should be relatively inexpensive to complete. Maybe I’ll make a goal to tackle one project each Saturday … starting next week.
To discover what other gardeners are featuring this week, check out the post and comment section in this link: Six on Saturday. Stay warm!