My friend, CG's, Native Florida Garden is beginning to really go gang-busters now that we are in the throes of summer. Her Native Salvia, above, is very well established as are most of her other plants.
I wanted to help her celebrate her success with her garden and stopped by last week with a little gift for her and her garden.
A fellow blogger, Linda at the wonderful Itsy Bits and Pieces, had a post about a talented artist, Brenda, who makes plant stakes from old silverware. When I saw them on her website I knew they would be perfect for CG's garden because she loves old silverware and dishes. If you take a look at Brenda's website here, you will see for yourself how creative she is not only with her silverware stakes, but with many other things, such as old typewriter keys. I simply emailed Brenda my list of plant names I wanted on each stake and she took it from there, in record time! Brenda, you were a delight to work with and I look forward to ordering more from you in the future.
Just take a peek at how nicely these plant stakes look in the garden:
I've discovered CG will need additional stakes in the future as she has added more plants such as this Coneflower:
(Hmmmm, birthday present idea!)
The garden is beginning to reflect all the hard work my friend has put into it over the past several months.
As I headed out of the yard, I noticed another garden admirer had left his calling card: