My tiny backyard greenhouse is still a work in progress, but since I did promise you a day visit, come on in and I'll show you what I've been working on. I wanted the floor to be covered in mussel shells, so I continue to collect and lug bucketfuls back here from the shore.
I still have lots more trips to make. And yes, that is a tiny watermelon you see growing right there in that tray.
Notice my toolbox (that I've been using for a cordial caddy for now) that got a little French makeover. I found the free vintage clip art for this project from Karen over at the The Graphics Fairy and have been a little addicted to her site ever since. I used Mod Podge to apply it as a transfer onto the toolbox. Karen shows you how to do this, plus tons of other crafts over there.
Here's an old galvanized ash bucket I am using to hold my potting soil. I decided a little bee mascot would jazz it up a bit.
Karen over at The Graphics Fairy had posted this beautiful vintage golden bee image that I knew would be perfect as soon as I first saw it. I tell you, her site is addictive.
Outside my greenhouse, most all of my herbs that I planted from seeds are now flowering. That's my dill you see in the foreground.
My cilantro and swiss chard are in a state of beautiful chaos too.
Time to bring some inside for a cool bath before enjoying.
I figure if we're going to have a salad, I might as well make a pie for us to eat. (Feel free to use my logic on this.)
The blackberries I used to make this pie were courtesy of a backyard harvest gathered by Henri. I just hope Irene doesn't harvest the next batch. To all my friends in the path of Irene, I pray she passes quickly and goes a little easy on us all!