Around The Garden World - Day 42 (Leiper's Fork, TN)
Today was Leiper's Fork annual giant Yard Sale on the sprawling lawn of Marty and Bruce Hunt. Lots of folks there selling stuff - everything from homemade ice-cream to great antiques. I was on the hunt for some garden art. This recycled hoe would be a great way to store all my wonderful Corona Tools. I'll pass on buying the tools the vendor was showing with the rake.
This was a creative way to use those old telephone wire insulators - these racks were welded by the vendor's daughter to transform the glass into a candelabra.
I wish I could have talked hubby into letting me get this little bike rider - this is FUN garden art!
I didn't buy but wish I had. This old cake carrier would have been a really cute way to store items in my garage that I want keep critters out of.
This would be the only kind of chickens I would have at my house for now.
Yes, we are a little redneck down here.
This was the homemade icecream churn!
Um. yeh. unique stuff
This is event is for all ages.
I absolutely feel in love with these little retro play kitchens by Jenn Gruber
I guess this is what you call a Farm Table? ;)
Vintage motor home
Local guy and TV celebrity Mike Wolfe of American Pickers had a booth there with a few of his treasures and was just being the friendly guy that he is.
And of course, there were a few things a plant nerd like me found very tempting...
My friend Robin Baker and I finished off the day at the International Festival and Beerfest in downtown Franklin - cooling off from the day sampling beer from around the world.
"Gardening is not some sort of game by which one proves his superiority over others, nor is it a marketplace for the display of elegant things that others cannot afford. It is, on the contrary, a growing work of creation, endless in its changing elements. It is not a monument or an achievement, but a sort of traveling, a kind of pilgrimage you might say, often a bit grubby and sweaty though true pilgrims do not mind that. A garden is not a picture, but a language, which is of course the major art of life." Henry Mitchell "The Essential Earthman"
I work as the Floriculture Director for Landscape Services, Inc. My job includes designing and planting semi-annually hundreds of annual beds containers and garden beds for commercial development, neighborhoods, and residents requesting our horticulture services. I love my job and the opportunity to bring beauty to our local communities. Most of all, I love introducing new plant material to the average gardener, and to helping them find success in their own gardens.