Gardening-deprived readers of the Northern Hemisphere desperately need an outlet for their pent-up passions and our newest GardenRanter clearly knows how to provide one. First Elizabeth blasted the painting of garden furniture in an otherwise profoundly wise post about silly gardening advice. Then immediately after that was posted, our buddy Doug Green jumped into the fray with a lusty defense of painted furniture on his own blog. It soon turned into a free-for-all, with more readers who couldn’t resist a good fight. It was all very civilized, of course, coz we’re gardeners, not the tank-topped adulterers of daytime TV.
But no one’s ever mistaken us for saints, so in the spirit of the Jerry Springer Show, we’re milking the fueding and unleashed passions for all they’re worth. (Okay, maybe it’s more of an audience brawl than strictly a girl fight but like Jerry, we love an eye-catching post title.)
So first I here’s my homage to the Adirondack chair and the painting thereof – exactly the piece of furniture that was so badly maligned (no hard feelings – love ya, E!). Notice the lovely teal color? I’m telling ya it goes with everything. Next, because apparently I can never have too much paint in my garden or my life, here’s the lower back wall of my house, the drab and dreary under-deck zone. Well, drab no more, folks. And here’s lots more examples. Silly advice is one thing but silly wall creatures I totally can’t resist.