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The July Garden

Categories: The Garden 2016.

July is here and the pace of living and blogging has slowed right down.   The weather is gorgeous for sitting in the garden to watch, read, knit, crochet, craft and photograph. In fact some days it has been so humid, even the shade feels hot.  Thursday was one of those days when the humidex was close to 40 Celsius so even sitting in the shade is hot. So I took the opportunity to spend some time putting together five things from the garden this month to share with Five on Friday. The first to share is the gorgeous yucca.  The
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Gazing Ball

Categories: Garden Projects and Whimsy.

Every garden deserves a bit of whimsy. I converted an old bowling ball into a gazing ball. This is a great trash to treasure idea. You can get old bowling balls from Freecycle groups, from the bowling alley, from thrift stores or garage sales.  Using glue such as Crafters Goop, Silicone II, or No More Nails I glued on those flat sided gems you can buy at dollar and craft stores. When it was completely dry the whole ball was grouted in a waterproof grout. After removing the extra grout and polishing the ball you have a wonderful gazing ball
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