I usually put one of my birdhouses in this middle area because it needs a focal point. This year I decided to put the birdhouses on the deck, so I stuck a milk can here about a week ago.
The milk can just doesn't do it for me. I think it's too small. As I was walking to the deck to bring the birdhouse back, I saw my old wagon wheel leaning against the house. It's been there for a few years, so I decided that I would try it behind the milk can.
I liked that look. The rusty wheel matches the rusty can and it gives the area some height. I thought I needed a little something in the two beds on either side of the wheel. I moved a couple of pieces of driftwood from the woodland area.
You can't see the one of the left side in this picture, but you can on the pic above. I think they work, so I am now happy with this spot.
I found my big old green frog and stuck him here (you may have to click to see him).
You will just sort of discover him as you walk down the path.
Here's more irises near the birdbath. I have iris all over the place.
Here is the woodland area. I haven't yet done any weeding here. It's my next project. You can see the big wave of dame's rocket behind the small rockwall. DH surprised me today, when he came in from cutting the grass and told me how pretty that area is. He doesn't usually pay much attention to the flowers unless I specifically point something out to him. Wouldn't you know, he likes the weeds! LOL. This is my other wagon wheel in one of the big borders. I usually have a metal table and chairs in the grassy area here. I haven't gotten them out yet this year. I need to repaint them. I bought orange paint, but now I don't think it's the right shade of orange.
Here's a close up of the dame's rocket. One thing about weedy flowers--it doesn't take long to get a BIG drift of them!
About 5 0'clock I came inside and showered. It was getting all dark like a big storm was brewing. DH was going to cook steaks on the grill. I didn't want him to cancel because of the rain, because I sure didn't feel like cooking.
I suggested he go into the garage and get the umbrella a friend recently gave me. It clips on. I thought he could stand under it. Well, as it turned out he was too tall, but it stopped raining so he got the steaks cooked anyway.
It was hot today and by 5pm I was ready for a little cold beverage. I brought out my leftover Christmas vodka slush and added some Faygo diet Raspberry Cream soda. It gave me the chance to use one of my fancy glasses which is just the way it's served in a bar. If I just had a fresh raspberry and a sprig of mint for a garnish, it would be perfect. I think I will name it 'Raspberry Razzle'. It seems like I once had a coleus named that.
I did so much more work today and have all kinds of things to post about later in the week. Right now I am off to put fresh linens on the bed. I can't wait to fall into it!