Saturday, February 6, 2010

David Hicks Part III ~ The Gardens

Me After This Week!

It has been a crazy month for me. I have had the flu which turned into a sinus infection which caused me to miss school. I have been getting caught up and finishing many projects that I have been putting off such as painting and gilding a headboard and footboard, gilding a nativity scene, finishing olive oil bottles (stopper project to follow soon), starting an oil painting and finishing the planter and terra cotta pots.

Below, I have posted the photographs of a few of the gardens that David Hicks designed, a preview of Jan Showers (which will be in three parts), instructions for the planter (herbs and flowers), and the Embracing Etiquette with Teresa post. There will also be a post on Sister Parish Design.
This should be enough for the weekend. I have a lot in store for you this coming week!


Jan Showers ~ Book Review to follow in next three posts!

Photographs to follow instructions.

Instructions for plant box and flower pots:

I purchased small/medium terra cotta pots and painted them with blackboard paint. No need to paint inside of pots.

For plant/flower box, I purchased a 2 x 8 x 16 board. You may want a lighter box. If so, buy 1 x 8 x at least 11 feet. You will only need 11 feet, but it may be difficult to find a shorter board with these dimentions. The gentleman at
Lowe’s cut it for me.

You will need to have it cut into 5 pieces.
3 @ 3 feet and 2 @ 1 foot.

Package of at least 8 screws. 3 inch for 2 inch board and 1 ½ inch for 1 inch board.

See photos below. All boards must be flat on ground.
Drill holes smaller than screw and then screw in.
Paint desired color on the outside.
You may want to line, but I drill holes in the bottom and put on top of wood planks.

Have fun. I will begin work of the herb garden in 2 weeks!

.Emily Post's Etiquette, 17th Edition (Thumb Indexed)
Emily Post's Etiquette, 17th Edition (Thumb Indexed)

Embracing Etiquette with Teresa continued... see introduction post (1-29-10). Lesson 4 – The Basics.

Two Other Essential Qualities ~ Graciousness and Deference.

Graciousness is the ability of a person to make someone feel comfortable and to relieve them of embarrassment. The book uses the example of assuring a person that forgets your name that they are not alone in forgetting names or details.

Defererce is the recognition of a person’s experience and accomplishments. Seniority, removing a hat when inside, addressing a person by Mr. and Mrs., etc.

See you Monday!

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