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20180807_065052.jpgThe young painters did their version of Cuno Amiet’s “Girl with Flowers” from 1896 yesterday at Art Camp.  What a great job they did!!!!!!!!!

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The Garden Chair

The Garden Chair

The Garden Chair, acrylic, 12″x12″.

This is the demonstration painting from the September Paint Party last week.  You can see the paintings that everyone did here….and the original painting here.

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Garden Table

Chair in GardenGarden Table is a painting I have been playing with for a few weeks.  It is acrylic on canvas measuring 24″x24″

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Hot Tub Garden Layout

Hot Tub Garden Layout

I can’t believe all the interest in my “Hot Tub Garden”.  The question I got the most was about what I planted so here is the layout and the plants.  I will keep posting photos as it grows to show the progress.

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Gravel in bottom with some overturned buckets to fill space without all the weight

Gravel in bottom with some overturned buckets to fill space without all the weight

Gravel finished

Gravel finished

Fill dirt

Fill dirt

Garden soil and compost

Garden soil and compost

Planted

Planted

I haven’t planted a garden in years.  I think the last time I tried I ran into two problems:  1) red clay in my yard, and 2) a basset hound that like to dig.  But this year I decided to try again but this time I planted a raised garden.

For years I enjoyed a hot tub on my deck but over the last three or four years I never used it.  I tried many times to give it away to someone who would enjoy it but no takers and since it is soooo BIG and difficult to move I have “repurposed” it into my raised garden bed.

First Allen drilled a couple of holes in the bottom for drainage.  Then I layered gravel.  Next some fill dirt, followed by garden soil.  Then my plants.  Since I have never tried gardening in a small space I am not sure what to expect.  I planted several tomatoes, yellow squash and zucchini and several sweet peppers along with basil.  In the middle where it will be  harder to reach I threw in some zinnia seeds.

Can’t wait now to see what happens.

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