we’ve been keeping busy on the garden project front for the past couple of months. projects that have nothing to do with gardening per se, but add personal atmosphere to the places we enjoy spending time in.
one project that i was very pleased see come to fruition was the garden signage for the DIG. friend and fellow MG volunteer judy and i started working on the project quite a while ago. six of these garden location signs were installed for the arboretum dedication that took place on arbor day. the signs were fabricated here in town, on a uv-protected aluminum and vinyl composite panel called signabond. the panels were attached to standard chain link fence line posts using brace bands.
i designed the signs using the bluebonnet of the brazos county MG logo as inspiration for the background logo for the signs. after working on it for so long, i only saw the bluebonnets, but most everyone else saw trees… a subtle coincidence that i thought would perfectly apply to both the arboretum and gardens at the DIG.
the plan is to continue using this graphic style for the rest of the DIG signage. knowing that, i also used it for the dedication invitation and program brochure designs. since it was arbor day, the board requested i change the color to green, a more tree-friendly color.
back on the home front, i updated our address sign from the crappy plastic-plaque-with-glue-oozing-from-behind-the-numbers (no picture, you’ll have to imagine it) to this:
modern numerals floating above a slab of walnut (from upstate ny) we had left over from another project. i still have to modify how it attaches to the brick and figure out some way to conceal the screws. it already gives a warmer feel to the entrance of our home.
mr. grwhryrpltd finished the second of two metal welded sculptures (the first was a christmas present for his mom; unfortunately, i don’t have any pictures of it to show you…), and we planted it in the garden today. he makes me smile:
and finally, today’s most recent garden project consisted of utilizing the tub of vino bottles we’ve acquired over the past two years into a new edging material. because really, when you can’t recycle green or brown glass, what better way to use them?
i’m looking forward to watching how light will pass through the bottles throughout the day and see how the entire edge weathers over time. 47 bottles wasn’t quite enough to finish the entire length of the garden, so i guess we have a few more bottles to consume… like 100 more… garden party, anyone?! come on over, and help us come up with the next round of garden projects to add to the list…