2.16.2008

Photo Hunt: Free

The photo hunt this week is free. As I began creating gardens around my property I learned early on that I would have to rely on free donations from other gardens. Just gathering these pictures together made me wish for the growing season again!The rhubarb came free from an old homestead.
This peony took a long time to get to this stage with the big blossoms. I divided a peony from my mother's garden to get this free beauty.
A dear friend of ours that died a few years ago gave us a start for this trumpet vine when she moved from the neighborhood. Not only was this free, but a lovely memory of this friend.


These roses came with the house. They have been moved three times to find a place to get them to thrive. I think we found it in this location. The spider plants were free, created from "babies" of a bigger plant. We took the free birdbath, painted it and made it into a planter.
Our same dear friend that gave us the trumpet vines donated the free pond. When my sister's former house was to be torn down JEJ got bricks for free from the chimney. They worked well to create the fountain and this path leading to the house. McDuff looks like the palace guard here. ( He came free also!) We are always on the lookout for free and recycled items for our gardens. It adds history and interest to the place and saves us some money! For other photo hunts using free go here.

25 comments :

  1. The cat does look like a palace guard! =) I love when people give me growing things for free. I have a lot of house plants that were started from someone else's! My outdoor plants not so much tho... I do give some of the outdoor ones away for others to start some, however.

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  2. sallyacious16.2.08

    Wow. I find myself longing for spring again too. I miss working in the yard. Right now, I can't even see the yard.

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  3. sallyacious16.2.08

    I like your spring blog makeover, by the way.

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  4. What a great entry! So many wonderful FREE things for your garden.
    happy weekend.

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  5. Oh! Those flowers and vege really make up a beautiful garden. But, McDuff get the most charm. :)

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  6. I love your photographs for the free theme. The plant in my garden that mean the most to me were free and came from clippings from my parents house where I grew up.

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  7. Your gardens are lovely. I can't wait till spring!

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  8. Wow pretty flowers you have in your garden, great shots too! happy weekend!
    FREE RIDE

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  9. great take for this week theme, You garden looks lovely. You remind me of my mom she love to grow anything on her garden..;0 Have a great weekend!

    Life's Impression
    My so called life

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  10. nice one, your garden looks so lovely with a very cute guard.
    My So Calle Life
    La Vida es Hermosa

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  11. Okay,no one has mentioned it, yes they have skirted around the edges, but not head on. So, here it goes, "Just where is the snow?"
    Huh, answer that will you? I'll bet it has something to do with the radiation from that thing I told you to report...but apparently you haven't. I would be concerned.

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  12. Your garden is so lovely..... I did laff at McDuff he looks so grand sitting there....

    My garden is tiny compared to yours but much of it was free....... probably cos I nick cuttings from garden centres lol.... and of course me shrubs were from when I use to own a plant nursery with me X (spit).... oh you would of loved it, we use to grow over a 100 varieties of English Cottage Plants and hundreds of different Alpines.... I miss our nursery... NOT him just the plants and the land and me oak trees lol....

    Even me chickens in me garden were free, one I found outside the school just strutting about and the other landed in our back garden one sunday a month or so before crimbo....

    cripes, waffling here lol

    x

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  13. The photo of the rhubarb got me all excited: I love it and mine grows so strongly all year into October! Love that guard cat of yours! My PH — Free is here.

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  14. wow! you have a very nice picture and I love the way you put consistency of the picture, indeed that is a great post for this week theme! keep it up!!!

    check mine:
    PhotoHunt-1
    PhotoHunt-2
    Have a great Weekend!!!

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  15. Gotta love beautiful free things! I love the picture of McDuff =)

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  16. Excellent choices for free and timely as I look at the prices in my seed catalog. I think I will forgo most of those costly though delightful items and look for free and near free options.

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  17. Wow, you have a great green thumb! Those are all beautiful! Love the photo of the garden guard. Have a great week.

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  18. It's nice to see these green/blooming things when it's such a cold day here. I can't wait for spring!

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  19. Walking your garden was a breath of fresh air for me! You do have that 'green' touch. Thanks so much for sharing--you made my day--and the pic of Sir McDuff.

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  20. The cat looks freaky human.

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  21. Thanks to all of you for the great comments. Yes, Sir McDuff does almost look human, doesn't he? I can't believe I got that post because he is usually very camera shy. I wouldn't have my gardens if I didn't rely on free contributions.

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  22. The best gardens always have many free contributions - and the free memories to go with them! Your cat is very handsome, and he knows it!

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  23. Free stuff is the best! I wish I could get roses to grow that big!!!
    Love that picture of McDuff looking like the guard..."Don't mess with me!" Ha ha :)

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  24. I'm with you! I can hardly wait for the snow to melt, so I can see my garden again! Your gardens are just gorgeous, and you can't beat getting all those things for free. Great post! ;o)

    Thanks for stopping by!

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