Those who follow me on Instagram may recognize this image...
I snapped the photo in our hotel room during the Capitol Region GB Fling. The kind Laurin Lindsey of Ravenscourt Gardens had spotted these vintage DANGER signs on Etsy and purchased one for me.
Once home I tried it out in various places around the garden, but I think this is where it's destined to live...
It was Andrew who suggested I take advantage of the fact the sign is metal, and use magnets to attach it somewhere. I like the fact it's not permanent and I can move it if the mood strikes. Although for now this just feels perfect.
Metal is certainly a consistent theme throughout the garden. Earlier this summer I found a online supplier for custom cut galvanized steel and ordered a top for this cheap IKEA table.
I have no idea what this little metal piece was supposed to be (picked up at the ReBuilding Center), but naturally it became a planter. While I was immediately drawn to its shape, it took Andrew to point out its similarity to our oval stock tanks.
This gorgeous Cryptanthus was a gift from The Practical Plant Geek (as were the others in the planter)...
I still may plant up this Steel Life Mod Dish, from last fall's visit to DIG. But for now it's become a sort of catch all for small Tillandsia and bits I pick up around the garden, like fallen (unpollinated?) cones from the Magnolia macrophylla...
Empty wasps nests (the brown bit is a resurrection fern, in need of resurrection).
Callistemon seed pods.
Okay the sand dollar didn't actually come from my garden, instead a visit to the beach with a friend, years ago...
And the Eucalyptus button came from a garden in California.
One of the gifted Tillandisa I received a few weeks ago is blooming, wait I'm repeating myself. I shared that a couple of days ago on Bloomday didn't I?
What else should I focus on? Oh, the Bromeliads...
They're looking good. Although the big one on the right has lost some of its purple color, since it's in so much shade. Bummer.
The hanging containers...I decided to try Dichondra argentea in this (oddly shaped) chartreuse pot.
The painted ferns are still doing well in the orange Hover Dish.
And the orange circle pot got a mix of Bromeliad and Tillandsia this year. It's a pity this photo doesn't really show the remarkable color of that Bromeliad.
But then again this post was supposed to be all about the DANGER sign...I just tend to ramble.
Weather Diary, July 17: Hi 81, Low 55/ Precip 0
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