Well here we are at the start of phases 2 and 3 of this project. We’ve added three sections of plywood to form our north walls and we’ve also rooted our first pallet planter which will be mounted on one section of the wall. The planter is filled with bougainvillea plants, petunias, creeping jennies, purslane and Cooper’s ice plants. Not familiar with pallet planters? They are old wooden pallets lined with landscape fabric and filled with potting mix. The flowers are then added by cutting holes in the fabric then planting the flowers in the holes. In our experience, pallets with wider spaces work best. If you are into growing your own herbs, pallets make perfect herb beds also. We plan to mount two pallets on the north side of the treehouse, one full size and one that we will cut to fit into the smaller space on the right. In the pallet pics below, the first one is a shot taken the day we planted the flowers (approximately 2 weeks ago) and the second one was taken just yesterday. We’re excited to see the new blooms and the new growth. We will post more pics after we plant the next pallet and get them both mounted on the walls. The last part of phase 3 will be adding some type of painted designs to the plywood walls.
Hi, is this an odd name for a blog or what? We'd actually prefer it to be known as a peaceful, magical and mystical spot. It's a spot where you can stop in for a daily dose of love and laughter sprinkled with a bit of chaos, confusion and lunacy. You can get great recipes and cooking tips, as well as drilling and building ideas. Who does that? Who knows their way around the kitchen and around the tool shed?
Well, I guess that's part of what'll make this blog so interesting - that and the brief glimpse you'll get into a very elite and exclusive lifestyle - one that supports a "never a dull moment" and "everything ain't for everybody" attitude.
By the way, remember to keep an open mind (no judging or finger pointing), a watchful eye (be on the lookout for random giveaways), and a positive -pay it forward-attitude (everybody could use an occasional leg up).
Now I know it sounds easy, but don't get it twisted, this "dance ain't for everybody", it's not always a bowl full of cherries, but we make the best of it by drinking a whole lot of lemonade and by praying daily for peace, patience and understanding; after all, we woke up like this!