The story of much of what's in my house and garden begins, "I was walking down the street..."
This bench came from outside the Kentucky Fried Chicken on W. Broadway, which is now David Hunter Garden Centre. I paid $20 for it, including delivery - everything that was in my wallet when I happened upon the men loading it into their van, happened to get talking to them, and happened to be offered it for however much I was willing to spend. I'm lucky that way.
Before babies, I would have spent hours improving it. For about the first 8 years I still intended to. Now I love the peeling paint the most. Thank you, Babies.
Behind it, my fairy godflower. This obliging wallflower - an orphan rescued from a bulldozer - is happy to grow from just a broken twig stuck in the soil.
Garden 14: Harvest
Garden 13: Abandoned Stuff, Things of Beauty
Garden 12: Death and Potential
Garden 11: Japanese Maple Tree and Sedum (?)
Garden 10: Foxglove and Weed Digger
Garden 9: Veggies and Sweet Pea
Garden 8: Gnomes and Slugs
Garden 7: The Lady Next Door
Garden 6: Euphorbia and Rusted, Metal Things
Garden 4: Maryjane
Garden 3: Family Portrait
Garden 2: The Neighbours'
Garden 1: Lilac Bush and Abandoned Cans