circo inspired nursery art canvas set

New gender neutral animal nursery art Circo bedding inspired

Gender neutral animal nursery art set inspired by a Circo bedding nursery set.  Hand painted nursery art painted on three dimensional canvases for a custom nursery design.

circo inspired nursery art canvas set

The turtle and elephant silhouettes are done in cool colors of aqua blue and lime green.

circo inspired turtle nursery art canvas circo inspired elephant nursery art canvas

The giraffe and owl outlines are done in warm colors of lemon yellow and orange and melon.

circo inspired giraffe nursery art canvas circo inspired owl nursery art canvas

All four have stitching details like the original bedding set, a little detail that ties them together.

circo giraffe stitch detail nursery

The outline images were inspired by the background print of the bedding set.  It was a suggestion that I made to the client so I made a quick mock up for her to visualize.  She liked the idea and we finalized colors before the paintings were started.

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These animals and colors were chosen by the client.  The bumble bee or crocodile could easily be included or the color scheme altered slightly to suit your decor.  I can coordinate any color scheme or design to coordinate with your room’s look.

circo inspired animal nursery art canvas

This is a great look for any mama that wants to be surprised and needs gender neutral animal nursery art.

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Veggie garden update

Boy was Memorial Day weekend busy and productive!  I have a huge veggie garden update.

It took a bit of work over each of the three days, but we tilled and planted the veggie garden.

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Actually, it was a really slow process, but then our neighbor offered to run his tractor tiller through it, and it was done in half an hour.  Yay!  Thanks for good neighbors!

tilling-tractorWe got down the black plastic, cut holes and started planting seedlings of peppers, tomatoes, okra, basil, parsley, tomatillos and ground cherries.  I made sure to water them right away, they were thirsty.  The next day we finished the seedlings and added seeds for sow direct crops like cucumbers, zucchini, carrots, bunching onions and 7 rows of green beans.  Then I added some marigold and sunflower seeds around the edges to pretty things up.  I placed the sunflowers on the north side so that they don’t shade the garden and marigolds near the tomatoes for a companion planting and pest deterrent.  Then we watered everything in really well again.

vegetable garden planted

I got about two thirds of my flower beds mulched.  Here is a new gooseberry that I was able to transplant from that same helpful neighbors brush line.  It was ill fated otherwise and I was in the process of rooting some additional plants fro the three gooseberries that I already had.  These are larger than my rooted plants, so I will have better production a little sooner now.

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I transplanted all of this vinca to an enclosed bed in the front yard.  It hadn’t filled in the original space and was being choked out by mulch.  So I had to find a new home for it or buy more to fill in this area.  Transplanting the vinca to another bed was easier.

transplanting vincaIt will fill this small flower bed and won’t need to be mulched.  Ground cover and mulch don’t mix, people, they just don’t.

vinca transplants

It is all looking much better.  Well, it was, but then I had to disturb some of the mulch to transplant some spring bulbs.

not so freshly mulched

Check out these deck rail planters.  They are bursting with lettuce an greens.  I have been making a huge salad every night for dinner.  So yummy!

time for salad

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Prepping our new veggie garden

I am so excited to be prepping our new veggie garden.  We didn’t have time to start a vegetable garden last year because we had so much yard clean up (more on that in another post).

The extent of my veggie growing was in a small garden at the corner of our house and garage and a some pots on the deck.

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I was able to grow a good election of herbs, lettuce, kale Swiss chard and 2 tomato plants.

container-garden-tomatoes-lettuceThey did okay, but we had to rely on our remote garden for most of our production.  We were so busy working on our new property it was hard to get to the remote garden enough.  Between the weeds and the critters, it was a tough year.  Here is a picture of one of the better garden hauls which is pretty lame compared with other years.

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We spread a whole lot of lime to sweeten the soil and the ashes from our fire pit to give a little potassium and nutrient boost.

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Later that night we had a nice light rain that washed it all in.  As soon as it dries up, we will begin tilling.  Today I will be starting the seeds that will be transplanted to the garden.

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Our soil is pretty awesome to begin with. The Swiss chard and kale in the little garden above got to be about 2 feet tall by October.  I never took a picture of it, but all who saw it were amazed by the soaring size of it.  If our veggie garden has half as good of soil, I will be thrilled with our yields.  I am looking forward to a bountiful harvest.  Like, getting tired of canning and freezing all of the harvest, bountiful.