Cindi Martin knows how to repurpose and throw a great party!
"This is our backyard in Pennsylvania. Every year we add more and more. Last year we did three really big projects which included running electric throughout yard, taking down four 60 ft+ pine trees, and installing windbreaker fence (which I designed to the front and back corners of our property. We are big into reusing items also. As you can see, we have a corncrib gazebo, hanging flower planters made from conveyor belting at a feed mill, tire rim fire ring and refurbished furniture. Of course the center piece of the yard is the Mount Fuji weeping cherry. It is beautiful in the Spring. The fountain area has weeping butterfly bushes (that as you can see are a challenge to keep under control) as well as several varieties of hydrangeas. There is also a custom tree house complex built around (not attached to) a perfect Norway maple for all to enjoy. Yes, my husband even put in horseshoe pits along hedge with night lighting. We love to entertain on weekends. We even did our first garden tour 2 years ago and welcomed over 200 people into our yard. Looking forward to doing another one sometime."
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That's a great cherry tree and I'm so glad you mentioned the corn-crib gazebo, so I would look for it. Takes me back to my childhood; of course I only remember them filled with corn, not made for relaxing!
I sent other pictures but they didn't post. Tried posting other pictures here but they are evidently too big. Have FB. Look me up.
Love this, Cindi! I couldn't quite get it from your other photos. The inside looks very roomy too.
Your cherry tree is awesome! The corn-crib gazebo is a fabulous idea. Love your re-purposed creations. Do send in more photos! Thank you~
Here is another picture. Trying to post a few in replies. Most are too big for here. Check me out on FB
Love the pictures of your garden. What's your FB page? Did a search but finding no garden pics for Cindi Martin
Yes, please. Would love to view your fb photos.
I just posted some featured pics. My garden album should be open to public.
It is Cindi Martin. I just posted some featured pics.
i am living in the south and i miss my northern garden, oh such a lush old garden
What a fun yard to play in... a great party place! Your cherry tree truly is a show piece... lucky you!
Your garden sounds amazing and lot of work, Beautiful cherry and love the fountain bird bath combo,
Thank you. Picture of inside of gazebo.
Looks so spacious...what a fun place to enjoy sitting outside.
Looks like a lovely place to sit.
Oh my! Your gazebo is amazing!
Cindi, what an interesting mature yard. There's a corn crib at a nursery near here but they've used it for an aviary and have grown an interesting variety of Nasturtium vine on part of it. Making yours into a gazebo was a really creative idea. That cherry tree is impressive!
Lucky you to have that glorious mature weeping cherry tree...it certainly puts on a wonderful spring show...sigh... that goes by too quickly. I don't think I've seen such a fulsome clump of weeping butterfly bushes. Do you prune them back almost to the ground each spring as your way of keeping them under control? Yes, I agree with Margaret Dunbar in her request for additional pictures!
Haven't pruned yet. They are only 3 years old, but we did rig up something to keep them back. Debating if we need to move or not. Most of my pictures won't post (too big) I am on FB.
Simply Fantastic !!!!!
What an awesome garden, I love the weeping butterfly bush!
I just love how fun your garden looks! I love the corn crib gazebo...any chance it could be screened to keep mosquitos out? Beautiful!
Wow! So beautiful and it sounds like a fun place to be. I think horse shoes are a lot of fun in the summer. That is one huge cherry tree and so gorgeous when in full bloom with its weeping branches of pink.
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