Sunday, April 12, 2009

My Hallowe'en Garden




According to my grandfather and superstition, you're supposed to plant your garden on Good Friday. I had worked all day and was dog-tired on Friday as well as yesterday so I missed it by two days. Today is absolutely beautiful and I've spent all day planting stuff (tomatoes, peppers, basil and a garden of sunflowers and marigolds). Looking for my trowel, I found George in the shed, the ground swimming skeleton. Ms. M bought it for me a couple of years ago and today he finds a permanent home in the garden.

He says it's about %$#@& well time I put him in the garden. George is quite upset it's taken me so long.

8 comments:

Dave the Dead said...

Great accents to that garden. George is a fantastic piece..is he cement? I particularly like the retro halloween buckets you have on the tree.

KingUnicorn said...

Ah, I'm pleased to see someone who views the garden as an opportunity for more than just herbs and flowering plants. Love the skeletal ground breakers and the pumpkins hung in the trees.

Diane said...

everything's looking fantastic! it's still kinda cold here... :( nothing's green. detroit sucks.

Mr.Macabre said...

George is a weatherproof resin piece. The big skull next to him is indeed cement though. She got him from http://www.designtoscano.com/, but I warn you NOT to go there, they have some of the most wonderful, albeit somewhat pricey, dark things that you can imagine.

halloween spirit said...

Looking good! But if I planted anything on Good Friday I would have woken up and seen it covered in snow today. Around here, the long weekend in May is typically "planting weekend". Although I try to start a little earlier :)

The Frog Queen said...

Love your garden. You definately have me inspired to add a little Halloween to my garden. Thanks for the inspiration.

trickortreat said...

I know this is an old post, but I really like it. Where did you get those retro pumpkins? And the metal trees?

Mr. Macabre said...

I got the pumpkins from http://www.thesunshineshed.com. They're not very expensive and all of them are handmade. I collected them one or two at a time. I got the rebar tree at a local garden nursery. Usually people use these to put blue bottles on to catch evil spirits (they're called 'bottle trees' here) but I like mine for a year round Halloween tree.