One thing about living in the Central Valley of California, when you get a cool and beautiful day in the summer, you better make the best use of it if you can. This weekend is completely opposite from last weekend. Last week my husband, Ron, wanted to build a garden bench to put his root stock on so they would be able to be out of the sun. The little grafts that he did in February/March. They are coming along nicely but the heat is hard on these Japanese Maples. He could only work last weekend until noon. He had to put in a new water line for all of the misters and he got that done before it was just too hot to work out there.
Last year, the wind we had blew down my son and his wife's fence around their yard. They brought the old wood over here and I was going to use it to make things out of old wood. Well, I never did. Today though,
my husband made his garden bench out of that old fence board. ( Meg, show Ben.)
It is long and perfect for trees as it has spaces between each board so the water can drip out onto the ground.
Here is a better shot of it. I think it is such a nice work space.
He does really nice work I think.
Here it is now with all of his trees on it. I tried to get a picture with the misters on but it doesn't show up very well. We had coffee out there and it is a very pleasant place with the breeze blowing the black shade cloth and the mist keeping every thing nice and cool.
Here is the first work bench he built. Now he will use it for working on his Bonsai trees. I always enjoy how he can see projects in the wood he has. This bench is made out of part of the dance floor and the poles the lights were on from the wedding. Now his other bench is made from old fence boards from my son's old fence. He never ceases to amaze me.
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you are all safe and all of the storms are past.