Work is progressing on the patio area of our home. I spent hours after work yesterday potting more annuals and decorating the trellis I bought so it is more a room divider now, than a trellis. I have pots of ivy, impatients and some lights strung all over it so it will cover the trellis and provide a shelter from the more unsightly part of the back yard (The area where the bins are stored).
So far I am happy with my efforts. Molly is happy with the big carpet - set down on the patio, just for her - so she thinks!
Then I moved on to the water feature I wanted to create. I don't have much space so it has to be table top but I thought I would try and use some everyday stuff I have lying around. The base to hold the water is a glass punch bowl I have had for years but never use. Inside that goes the small water pump under a clear plastic take-out tray from a Cesar salad eaten last weekend (this hides the pump somewhat and provides a flat base) for the small pot of brightly colored impatients and coleus.
This all went together just fine until I got to the metal tea pot. It was my intention to have a smaller really cute metal teapot hanging from a shepherd's hook, spout down so the water will return to the punch bowl. But I have yet to figure out how I am going to make a hole in the teapot so I can insert the tubing from the pump. This will be today's dilemma once I get home.
That and a really ingenious way to get rid of the ginormous mosquitoes that were eating me alive while I was working. I had bug spray on and it deterred them not one bit.
A common joke here in Manitoba is that the Mosquito is our Provincial Bird - after yesterday, I am inclined to agree!
So if I can get the water feature figured out and running, perhaps I will take a few pictures to share with you tomorrow...
Wish me luck!