Friday, March 4, 2011

upcycled garden wall

last spring when we went on the chicken tour i spotted a wine bottle wall in one of the gardens...so we saved up wine bottles for months over the fall....during christmas break, the husband carefully removed all the labels and we stored them under the house in boxes until last weekend...

80 degree weather in february meant time to build the wall:

the husband used levels and shovels and whatnot

 i mainly sat on the other wall and drank coffee

i did draw the arc i wanted with a stick 


and a couple of times i brought sophie out to sit in my lap and watch...



but i became fearful that this HUGE hawk would snatch her out of my arms


we ran short of bottles...so everyone we know has been alerted to start saving them for us again...we need about 40 more to finish...but i'm going to go ahead and start planting the bed the wall formed anyways cause one of the local nurseries is having a spring plant sale this weekend...

stay tuned to see how the garden wall turns out and other goings on in the backyard this spring...we spotted a bluebird checking out the nesting box on sunday...and we've decided to give up the dream of ever having grass in the yard so we are going to naturalize the entire area

7 comments:

Pam said...

love it...very cool!

Sandy said...

that's so neat. I bet it will look so good.

Punchbugpug said...

that is a lot of wine bottles! can't wait to see it all done!

Swampgirl said...

I love it! But, since I am the only one who drinks wine here -it would take me a long time to make a wall. I wonder what a Bud bottle wall would look like????

Random Musings said...

Such a cool idea! I can not wait to see it when its finished!

Page said...

love it! need more bottles??? drink more wine!!

Regina said...

THis is an amazing idea!! It will be gorgeous when done~