Thursday Doors

Yesterday, I made a stop at Rolling Green Nursery in Greenland, NH. It is a first-class nursery with an amazing assortment of plants, great customer service, and I got door lucky.

I must admit the huge bicycle caught my eye first and then the bright pink petunias. But in the background, there was a seasoned potting shed. Garden art, flowers, and a weathered door – now, that’s a good day for me.

Happy Thursday and stay cool if you’re in line for this heatwave. We’ve got temps in the 90’s this weekend with a real feel of well over 100Β°F. That sounds like a good time to get back to the sewing machine or grab a good book. 😎

By the way, the wild kingdom score is Animals 2: Judy 0. The deer polished off my entire stock tank of lettuce, and the groundhog is still prancing around and snacking like he owns the place, which I guess he does.

Linked to the Head Doorman, Norm Frampton – Thursday Doors, July 18, 2019

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44 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. Win-win except for the animals vs Judy score. No AC here yet but once we get through Saturday, it should be quite nice again.

    janet

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  2. Murphy's Law says:

    Even “seasoned”, that potting shed is a winner! Those vividly pink petunias and the bike being used as garden art are truly an eye catcher, as I’m sure they’re meant to be.

    Sorry about your uninvited dinner guests. They can certainly create big problems for gardeners like yourself who put so much time and effort, not to mention money, into planting and maintaining both flower and vegetable gardens. It’s like painting a beautiful mural on the side of your barn only to find someone sprayed graffiti all over it. 😑
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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  3. Love the bike in the petunias! Oh dear…those animals are winning. God gave you dominion over the animals…do what you must! My sister in law Carolyn, (OneBlockWonderWoman.wordpress.com) used to live in the canyons of So. California and the deer loved loved loved her roses. She found a “motion activated” high powered rainbird type sprinkler that would give the deer a strong blast of water and chase them ff. Seemed to work for her. We have a groundhog that has eaten its way around our back yard. It’s huge…I wouldn’t want to mess with it. The possums that hang out in our woods are supposed to eat ticks I have heard…FAIL…..they like cat food better! Try & stay cool.

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  4. Dan Antion says:

    Beautiful photos, Judy. I love bikes and weathered doors. Sorry to hear about the deer and the groundhog. Stay cool (and hydrated) this weekend.

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  5. Ally Bean says:

    Beautiful door. Very rustic. Beautiful flowers around the bike. Very arty. What a weekend we have in store for us, eh?

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  6. Lovely pix. Sorry about your losing battle with the creatures. I empathize. My upcoming book has 2 chapters on co-existing with wild animals. I’t s a tragi-comedy. Unfortunately, some beta readers nearly died laughing at the first chapter on this topic. I honestly didn’t know it was that funny, as I tended to recall more of the tragic elements!

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  7. Oddment says:

    What gardeners’ plagues those animals are! I send sympathy on your losses. Maybe you can find a pattern for a groundhog scarf to go with my rabbit earmuffs. What a good summer it has been for these critters. Your photos today are inspiring; it’s such fun to see what great ideas there are among gardeners! Yes, hideous weather here too — indoor days for sure.

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  8. Norm 2.0 says:

    Lovely shed Judy. Sorry to hear about your ongoing critter problem 😦
    Stay cool this weekend, it’s gonna be a scorcher up here too.

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  9. Eliza Waters says:

    (Wo)man vs. nature… they win most of the time, I’m afraid. 😦 Have you tried cantaloupe in your Hav-a-hart? I hear they can’t resist it. Conversely, I’ve read that ammonia soaked rags around their holes makes them go elsewhere. (You’d have to soak the rags every day until they go, which wouldn’t take more than a week.) A client of mine has an issue with them living under her deck and it has worked. Good luck!
    Stay cool the next few days. Good time to take in a movie or go to a museum.

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  10. germac4 says:

    Thanks for the early morning laugh… although groundhogs sound as if they are no laughing matter! Lovely garden with such pretty flowers, and such greenery all around. Hope you can enjoy a good book & keep cool while I do the same & try to keep warm!

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  11. Joyce says:

    Oooooh noooooo on the animals! – although I do have to chuckle at the way you describe your war on them!
    I LOVE the bicycle! that’s a real classy yard ornament that would look nice with any style of house.
    So, the heat. We just returned from a week on Lake Michigan, enjoying the sun made tolerable by cool breezes. Today’s return hit us square in the face with high humidity and intolerable heat. So, I’m joining you with a good book and some hand quilting!

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  12. That shed could tell some stories! I hope you stay cool in the heat and the animals lose their appetites.

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  13. Nancy says:

    Now that’s a fabulous potting Shed!
    I love how people enjoy making their yard a colorful and pleasing to the eye landscape!
    But darn on the animals!
    Stay cool….

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  14. KerryCan says:

    You hit the trifecta of garden embellishments! We plan to stay inside this weekend, in the one room with air conditioning. I really hate hot, humid weather . . .

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  15. Suzanne says:

    Judy, I don’t even try with lettuce anymore. The rabbits have homesteaded. The temp in Florida is actually cooler than up North right now. Looks like we are going to have two good days then back to the oven.

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  16. Both are lovely! That bicycle is neat and looks terrific in the pink flowers.

    I hope you’re able to stay cool and enjoy a book, and an indoor project.

    Sorry to hear the animals are winning.

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  17. These are beautiful shots, Judy. The bike among the petunias is my favorite! =)

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  18. joey says:

    Ooh! Yeah, that’s a right good view. Nice shed! Wonderful bicycle β€œframe” – haha!
    Sorry about the human v beast score.
    Not to brag, *totally brags* but it looks like our temps are dropping and the melting will be temporarily postponed.
    Have a great weekend!

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  19. Sorry to hear about the loss to deer. You are outgunned without a fence. The decision to install a fence made our present garden wonders possible.

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  20. slfinnell says:

    For me and the gardening, I’m seriously considering getting a dog again. Critters be damned! lol

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  21. Joanne Sisco says:

    I’m reliving our groundhog misadventures through you now. Our groundhog used to mock us by sunbathing on the pool deck until she heard the back door open. If she saw it was me, she’d just lay back down but if it was Gilles, she’d run back to her hole.
    Gilles tried everything he read about including the ammonia rags. In the end, relocating her and the babies was the only thing that worked. Btw, he used broccoli.

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  22. Tina Schell says:

    We’re hoping for 90s down here Judy! Love the pink flowers w the bicycle, so fresh and vibrant.

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  23. Love the bicycle.

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  24. jazzytower says:

    That ground hog sounds like the stray cats around here:) Nice shots.

    Pat

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  25. It’s so good of you to feed the wildlife, Judy. I’m sure they appreciate it πŸ™‚

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  26. Rose says:

    Oh, my, what is not to love here!!!!

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