Saturday, August 3, 2013
On Second Thought...Caladiums
On second thought, just how many people are going to give a hoot about an old book called The Pink House? As an alternative to that post, here's something different to look at.
What happened to the post I wanted to do of our backyard when the hundred caladium bulbs finally reached their peak after our daughter Christy and R.H. planted them on Memorial Day weekend [here]? They've been at their peak for quite some time now but no post. I wanted pictures after the deck had at least been scrubbed, if not re-stained, when the deck chairs were spotless with vintage pillows on them, when frosty glasses of homemade lemonade was ready to serve, when twigs were picked up, when the ugly garden hose was out of sight, and the whole scene staged as if for some magazine cover.
That did not happen and September will be here in the blink of an eye. I know you bloggers, you're already planning your Autumn posts! Before I get left completely behind, here is our backyard sans staging. To the right, outside our kitchen, is the deep shade bed. The caladiums hide the garden hose and twigs in the path, but they're there.
Straight ahead are more caladiums in the old terra-cotta chimney flues R.H. collects.
See that brick on the deck by the pot? It's the launchpad for R.H.'s beloved toad who sleeps in the pot. R.H. leaves the light on for him so he (or she) can catch his dinner.
Walk to the left and you can sit in the deck chairs near the big elm that no longer has ivy choking it.
Reality--dirty deck and the bottle of Basic H we spray on our ankles to help keep ticks from latching on.
Now we walk down the path that leads to the picnic shelter. Here is a whole bed of caladiums and wild ferns planted in more chimney flues and a rock wall bed.
The other side of the bed shows one of the pieces of iron railing we lugged back from Mt. Dora, Florida one year. Also in the picture is the trunk of the sugar maple that shades the whole deck area.
Now that wasn't too hard. Oh, shoot! I might as well show you our potting bench too. That was going to be a great post when I ever got around to taking everything off it, cleaning it up--especially the cobwebs--and "staging" it better.
I had even hoped to finally submit something to Nita's ModVintage Mondays. But I probably would need to windex both sides of these old windows though, at the very least!
So much for that. At least now I can pin my own pictures to my Potting Bench board on Pinterest!
This last one's kind of cute, don't you think?
Thank you so much for your patience looking at these caladiums! I guess you can tell by now that we love caladiums. We ordered these special ones from Classic Caladiums [here].
And I haven't even showed you my pink caladium china and tablecloth. That's for the post I have planned when I major clean my kitchen and prepare a fabulous ladies luncheon. I see that smirk. And for the sweet souls who commented on The Pink House post, you are definitely excused from feeling like you have to comment here!
Do tell! What fabulous posts are you planning if only..........