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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

New Water Feature for the Greenhouse Flowerbed

I try to change the flower bed in front of  the green house up just a little bit each year.     This spring I thought a water feature might be just what I was looking for.

The last couple of years I have had metal farm animals in the flower bed so I moved them to another part of the yard and put some geese in front of the flower bed.      These geese belonged to my dad.

You have seen this tank before in our yard before  but it's been a long time ago.    My daughter wanted to put a water feature in  it for on her patio so  I gave it to her 5 or 6 years ago .     She hasn't used it in several years so I asked if I could borrow it back to put a water feature in my back yard.      .    

I wanted to make a Duck Pond out of it for the decoys that belonged to my dad.

I have a solar water pump in it.     Today I just have it gurgling since the wind is up a little,   but it has several attachments to make it spray.

H mowed the yard this morning and it is so pretty this spring.

I placed pots of flowers in several spots of the flowerbed     The flowers that are planted in the bed are just beginning to come out of the ground and I wanted  the flower bed to look pretty for Easter.     I also cut some snow balls and lilacs and placed them in watering cans to add even more color.

The flocks are up about knee high.......

The sun is starting to set so most of the yard is in the shade of all the big trees we have.

H built the greenhouse in the spring of 2014 and we've made changes over the years.


Not much change in 2016

In 2017 the pink head board was starting to fall apart  so it was replaced in 2018 with a white wrought iron fence 

And here's my 2019 flower bed!

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  1. Just love the decoys and the lovely entrance you have created, now we can see your greenhouse! It will be fun to photo at dusk when the lights are on. We have nothing up it's fun to see some green!

  2. I always feel like I'm looking into a fairy tale when I read your blog! I just love how romantic everything around you looks.

  3. Beautiful backyard, I love how it evolves and changes

  4. Penny,
    Thanks for sharing your lovely back yard. I do like the watering tank for the water feature. They make great raised planting beds too. How wonderful you still have your dad's decoys. I do like your little fairy land green house.
    Happy Easter. I do hope you get to enjoy all your family. I can't believe this weekend is Easter. Here we are at May's front door. The year is nearly half over???????
    Thank you for sharing.

  5. What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  6. Our garden shed will never look as pretty as yours. Great idea for old water tank. Found you on Blogger's Pit Stop Link Party

  7. Oh, the doors to your greenhouse are gorgeous! Beautiful greenhouse area overall. ❤️

  8. Very charming! I do like those duck decoys in the pond!

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  10. Penny,
    Love the water feature!! I have always wanted one but our little yard is just too small!! You know I have always loved the greenhouse!! I can't beleive that you have a garden already!! Things are just starting to bloom here....

  11. You have made this such a fun and beautiful space, Penny! I love all of the thought you have put into each and every detail! Thank you bunches for linking up and sharing with us this week! <3

  12. I need to get my stock tank out pretty soon. Thanks for sharing your darling she shed.

  13. You yard is fitting a queen, I love all the details, the geese look so real in the first pic, just like the ones that fly onto the golf course. Thank you for sharing on #omhgww Linkup this week,
    Hope you are having a lovely spring!

  14. Very creative using a galvanized tub for a water feature!


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