Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


The Mister has spent a lot of time and energy installing watering systems.
There's sprinklers for the lawn,  a drip system in the vegetable garden, and more in the flower beds. 
Then why am I spending so much time each day watering by hand?


Most of these are in the backyard.  I have more on the front porch!
Here in the wild wild west we don't get much rain.
Especially in the hot hot summer.
And last winter, in the mountains, we didn't get much snow.
So now we have water restrictions.
Hopefully next year will be better.
If it's not we'll have to cut down on our containers.


Margaret said...

How adorable! And so many unique ideas to use as containers! Love them all!
Maggie/Maggie's Lil' Fixins

Art and Sand said...

So many fun containers.

I have the same 3 tiered metal stand, but it is in my house holding shells.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

You have some great containers! Every year about this time, I swear I am not going to plant containers because I get tired of the watering, but every spring I do it all over again.

Primitive Stars said...

Love all your containers, they all look perfect, Francine.

Lisa said...

Of COURSE your containers look like that. That's who you are! So fantastic! And I'm right there with you and the restrictions. We spent a gob of money this year with a new lawn service, expecting lush, green lawns. Who knew it would be the year of the yellow patches?

Scrap for Joy said...

You have some really nifty containers Mimi Sue! We have lots of pots on the deck and that is where I grow all of my herbs and tomatoes...can't plant in the ground or we just feed groundhogs and deer. My husband drags the hose up to the deck to water...it's a big undertaking but I love to look out and see the color! I think our plants have done better this year than they have for many years....milder weather this summer and Miracle Gro!

June said...

Every year I tell myself I'm not going to plant any containers so I'm tied down to the all summer...but, darn it, they are so pretty and yours are beautiful Mimi!!!
sending hugs...

The Polka Dot Closet said...

They are so pretty and make a house and garden gorgeous. I buy and plant flowers all the time, water them for a few weeks and then ......OOPS I always seem to forget to water!