My hope is that this blog is like a visit between friends. I enjoy hearing from you and will try to reply to you in the comment section right after your comment, so stop back by and continue the conversation. - Patty

May 29, 2012

radio flyer wagon and the winners

I had such a nice weekend.  The weather in Southern California started out gray and drizzly so I was a little worried about the outdoor plans we had for Sunday and Monday but Mr. Sunshine did not let us down and it ended up being picture perfect.



So many of you commented on my radio flyer wagon all planted up that I thought I'd share a few more pictures of the sweet little corner of the garden that it's tucked into.

You can read the story of my $24.99 thrift store find of the wagon here.  I have to tell you, my husband was not too keen on me drilling holes in the bottom of it and plopping it into the backyard but I think even he is pleased with how it turned out.


This little area is now my favorite spot in the yard...


In fact, I took so many pictures that it will take me a couple of posts to share them all.  I hope you don't mind indulging me a bit.  I spent two days pulling weeds and spreading compost (not my favorite job but well worth the effort) and my sore muscles need some positive affirmation.  

I have been adding miniature roses, hardy geraniums, alstromeria, candytuft, columbine, foxglove, penstemun, dianthus and seasonal annuals to this bed for a couple of years now.  I love how lush it has become.  When it comes to a cottage garden, I definitely believe more is more.


Okay, now on to the winners...

Day 1 - party dress - Joy at Small Town Joy

Day 2 - pillow love - Missy Max at This N That

Day 3 - memories - Gilly at gilly makes

Day 4 - apron - Denise at Nittin Fool

Day 5 - gift certificate - Betty at Southern Grace

Congratulations!  Thank you all again for sharing and for the encouraging words.  I will be contacting the winners via email today. 

Happy Tuesday...only four more days to the weekend!

xo, Patty

21 comments:

  1. Your quote "When it comes to a cottage garden, I definitely believe more is more." tickled me. That little red wagon is adorable!
    Have a great day!

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  2. Beautiful garden! Love the wagon! Congrats to the winners!

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  3. Your garden is so pretty, Patty, with all the varieties of flowers. Congratulations to the giveaway winners.

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  4. Congratulations winners . . . love the Radio Flyer shots . . .

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  5. Gorgeous garden! The Radio Flyer just makes it all the sweeter!

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  6. Oh my goodness! DId you hear me scream in South Carolina all the way over there in California!

    Your flowers make me swoon. Always.

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  7. Your garden is just gorgeous, and the radio flyer looks amazing! Love to see all those pretty plants flowering, it's so worth the sore muscles isn't it??
    Helen x

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  8. Congratulation to the winners.
    Your wee garden is perfect.

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  9. This garden is very beautiful, and your radio flyer wagon its looks are amazing. This flowers are slightly sweet corner into this Park that it's tucked into.

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  10. the radio flyer garden is just beautiful. Only two day this the weekend for me, Yippie!!!!!

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  11. Congrats to all your winners. Your garden looks so pretty with your wagon all planted. It got me to thinking, we have a wagon in the garage that I don't think our grandchildren even use anymore. Thanks for giving me a great idea!

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  12. Congrats to the winners and thanks for sharing more of your wagon garden...Love it!!

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  13. Congrats to all the winners. I love the wagon. never would have thought of that idea... I have a old wheel barrel that I might do this to.. so beautiful!
    Shari!!

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  14. Hi Patty,
    The wagon is so cute. I did that with an old iron wheelbarrow. Had to drill holes in the bottom, I fill it with plants. I think it was a really good way to use the wagon.
    good for all the winners of your nice weeklong drawing, bad for me. Ha. Those were very nice things you were giving away. Thank you for doing that.
    Nancy Jo

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  15. The wagon looks fabulous tucked in with all your pretty flowers. What a neat idea! So glad you had a great weekend and since it was long, I'm happy about a short week! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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  16. Patty,
    Your Cottage Garden is absolutely gorgeous! Lush and lovely! I often wondered how you planted the wagon. I have one from when our sons were babes...but don't want to drill holes in the bottom! Guess I'll have to admire yours instead!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  17. Congrats to all the winners. Once again, I love your garden. Everything is so pretty.

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  18. Yay for the winners sweet Patty.

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  19. I love your wagon. It is just perfect loaded with it's prettiness. I drilled holes in my wheelbarrow, too, that has the kids' fairy garden in it.

    Congrats to the winners! xo Diana ps...Did I tell you I LOVE your garden? xo Diana

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  20. You have a lovely cottage garden!
    I do love the addition of your little wagon.
    Congrtats to the lucky winners too.

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  21. Such a great idea for a wagon- love it! Radio Flyers also work well for toting around a paralyzed little wiener dog. :) I used to do that for my Frankie until she advanced to a doggie stroller.

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