Building, Painting, Sculpting, Gardening

Spy Garden got some major upgrades this past weekend! We (and by “we” I mean, my husband) built these:

Garden Couch

Garden Couch

Garden Chair

Garden Chair

The Spy and I painted them.

Garden Living Room

Garden Living Room

They are very huge pieces of furniture. The Spy and I can both fit in the chair and the couch easily seats four. Huge, heavy garden furniture is a good thing in Missouri, where flimsy chairs and tables can easily be blown away by blustery winds!

Decomissioned Teepee

Decomissioned Teepee

The teepee served us well, but it never looked quite right and a couple of the pieces had started to rot.

What do we have here?

What do we have here?

A minimalist sculpture installation?

That’s a very good guess, but no: those are the poles for the new and improved teepee, coming soon!

Loads of tender crunchy lettuce: yum!

Loads of tender crunchy lettuce: yum!

Lots of nasturtiums in this corner of the garden.

Lots of nasturtiums in this corner of the garden.

I like the tattered look of this dianthus bloom, with three fresh buds poking out right behind it.

I like the tattered look of this dianthus bloom, with three fresh buds poking out right behind it.

By the Spy (like Kandinsky, but better)

By the Spy (like Kandinsky, but better)

Franken-Animal by the Spy

Franken-Animal by the Spy

And Frankenthaler (channeled by Baby)

And Frankenthaler (channeled by Baby)

10 thoughts on “Building, Painting, Sculpting, Gardening

  1. narf77

    Lol “PAINT” with water colour…the pain was what she had to go through in order to get me to sit still and pay attention (which sadly, I did NOT)

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  2. narf77

    The Spy’s watercolour technique is impressive. My grandmother tried to teach me how to pain with water colours but I had a problem with paying attention at the time so never went very far with the “lessons”. Looks like The Spy is either listening, or is a natural (I am going with the latter ;) ). That Frankenanimal is truly horrendous. A creature of my darkest nights and something to be both admired and feared in equal measure. Baby is channelling “blue” a most admirable colour to channel and perfect for spring. Shows she has a calm mind…now checking out The Spy’s colour scheme…might be time for a therapist ;) JOKING! :)

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      1. narf77

        Pure genius! No need for expensive water colours and you get the very same effect! Fooled me ;). Still afraid from that other image (hiding under the bed as I type… lucky I have VERY long arms ;) )

  3. puppiesinparadise

    Wow! The Lawn furniture looks great. I am sure you kids must love having the tee pee to play in with friends. It makes the garden a magical place to make wonderful childhood memories. Your lettuce looks great. I haven’t had time to plant mine yet. I am getting there though.
    Honey

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      Thanks! Yes a teepee is a must for a kids’ garden! I’m excited to see how the new one will look. Thanks for commenting and happy lettuce planting!

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