Sunday, June 8, 2014

Don't Water the Flowers!

Hello, Dear Ones.
I wanted to show you today how you can have some color outside without live flowers - like me if you know you're not going to be able to tend to 'live' plants.
Since we'll be traveling, I knew I couldn't have any pretty little flowers out here on the little deck in the hot sun because they'd die and dry up like a cracker. So I got an idea!
I grabbed a pot and a bag of pea gravel then I visited the Dollar Store and found these little metal flower sticks.
Now I had some little flowers that didn't require any water! I was loving this! Just poked the flower sticks into the pea gravel and I had blooms! I love this stuff. Also found the little hummer with wings that twirl away when the wind is blowing.
I had to bring this little cement statue because he looks just like my son when he was little! Well, my son did have two arms. This little guy had a mishap and lost his little arm. ;(
Then Bunny Foo Foo. We've been together for a very long time and I decided to bring her too. I do believe I need to give her a good scrubbing.
So you can have colorful blooms even in the hot heat and no flower heads will wilt. No, no Nannette, they won't!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

You Don't Bring Me Flowers

You don't bring me flowers
You don't sing me love songs
You hardly talk to me anymore
When you come through the door
At the end of the day

I remember when
You couldn't wait to love me
Used to hate to leave me

Now after lovin' me late at night
When it's good for you
And you're feeling alright
Well, you just roll over
And you turn out the light

You don't bring me flowers anymore

It used to be so natural
To talk about forever
But 'used to be's' don't count anymore
They just lay on the floor
'Til we sweep them away

And baby, I remember
All the things you taught me
I learned how to laugh
And I learned how to cry
Well I learned how to love
Even learned how to lie

You'd think I could learn
How to tell you goodbye
'Cause you don't bring me flowers

Well, you'd think I could learn
How to tell you goodbye
'Cause you don't bring me flowers
~ sung by Barbara Streisand and Neil Diamond


  1. I love the sculptures and what a great way to have colorful flowers without the trouble.

  2. Very creative! So glad to hear your son had two arms, ha ha. Enjoy your travels!

  3. I'm worried about my flowers getting dried up when we travel this summer, even with helpers to water them. Fingers are crossed. I love your options!

  4. Very cute idea and I like your statues.

    Ahhh...... Neil Diamond... my favorite musician and my first love.

  5. And looks like you're on the second floor so no one will get your porch pretties while you're gone.

  6. Well, if that's not just the cutest solution, Shelia! You seem to be settling into your new place quite nicely! Love your statuaries, too!

  7. What a cute little idea, Shelia. Have fun on your travels,Sweetie! ♥

  8. Clever girl - you've made your little patio look urban and arty!
    Stay safe - happy travels!

  9. This is a cute and colorful idea! I need to do this on our front porch. I love your statues, too.

  10. Shelia,
    Loved seeing Bunny Foo Foo. . .and I think the mossy look is working on her, dear friend!!!
    Now if we were neighbors, I'd keep those flowers watered for you while you were gone.
    Enjoy your travels!!!

  11. What a great idea, and it all looks so pretty too.


  12. Very colorful! We just bought a wind spinner today at the nursery and it adds a bit of color to an area that is mostly green! Too bad mine was more than a dollar!! ;)

  13. Smart!! Your view looks pretty too. I tell you, I didn't remember that you have a son.

  14. Great idea Shelia! I'm glad you and your hubby are enjoying retirement.

  15. Hi Shelia,
    I love your sweet little new home. You really have dolled her up. The kitchen is fun and colorful! I still love wallpaper too. I might wallpaper my guest room. The size of your home is perfect and since you want to travel it will be easy to lock her up and be on our way!
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

  16. Great idea for a little bit of cheer ready and waiting for when you get home from your travels, a much nicer sight than wilted real flowers! Your ornaments are lovely too, I really like your bunny! xx

  17. Well I love your new flowers! One thing is for sure my friend..they will be there for a long while! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  18. Maintenance free! The flowers are cute and I like the statues. I would do the same, especially if I was gone all the time. :-)

  19. They are cute Sheila, those flowers bring so much' life' there!

  20. Gotta love the Dollar Store! What a cute idea!

  21. Shelia you are too smart. Love this idea and those little flowers are perfect. What did we do before Dollar Tree? Sweet little statues too. You can travel and no worries about flowers turning to crackers in our hot Texas sun!!


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