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Recent Entries to this Blog Sun Room Makeover.
Posted: 11 Jan 2015
Before and after. Bumble bee garage.
Posted: 09 Jun 2014
California A step Back in Time 165 years
Posted: 07 Feb 2014
The evolution of my gardens and home
Posted: 09 Nov 2012
Angel Trumpets 2012
Posted: 02 Aug 2012

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Sun Room Makeover.

Category: Donna's Park | Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:55 pm

Started this project Dec. 26, 2014. Finished last night Jan. 10, 2015. Carpet was in sad shape and time to go.
The pillars and stone wall I make when this room was first built. The pillars are made of styrafoam and covered with a product call Drivit. It is a fiberglass resin mixed with water and that dries hard as concrete.I covered styafoam with the drivit and sanded them smooth after drying. The walls are also drivit. Took almost 1000 ft. of detailing tape to get lines between stone look blocks. Drivit was applied by the handful and squished around. Then I airbrushed the stones to get the colors. When dry I pulled off tape.
My new floor is an Allur product. It's vinyl planking with a 25 year warranty. I think I'm going to like it.
It took less then 7 hours to put down.

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During. Concrete floor. ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






Grape shelves. ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






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Sky lights ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






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Start of pillars and walls. ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






Concrete look. ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )











Primed. ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






Marbled. ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






Almost done ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






Walls after removing tape. ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






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Last night and a bottle of wine. ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






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Before and after. Bumble bee garage.

Category: Donna's Park | Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:50 pm

Last weekends project. New vinyl roof and I now have storage overhead. And no more holes in the roof.


Moss covered. I loved the moss. ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






Tree branch made hole during one of our many storms. ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






Bumble bee truck parking. ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )





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California A step Back in Time 165 years

Category: Donna's Park | Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:07 pm

This really was a step back in time.
Little Washington Gold Mining Town was stamped out in 1849. It is in the Sierra Nevada mountains, in a canyon between 5000 foot high mountain ridges and on the banks of the Yuba river It have over 5000 gold mines, some still being mined.
The Washington Hotel was names after our first president. President Grover Cleveland and Wyatt Earp both slept here. It is still operating as a hotel, restaurant and bar.


Washington Hotel 1849 ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






Dining room ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






Original bathtub hangs from ceiling now. Notice the wheels. ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






Wood stove from 1876 ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






Still being used ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






Walls around hotel. ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






Wall aroung hotel. ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






One room school house. 7 students this year. ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






One of the locals. ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






A main street building. ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






Yes they are beer cans. ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






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Looking down on Little Washington. ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






Time to leave before we get snowed in. ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






River behind hotel. Water should be covering all the rocks. ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )





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The evolution of my gardens and home

Category: Donna's Park | Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:37 pm

We moved here from western NY 23 years ago. Hubbies job brought us here. These are pictures of our home and yard from day 1 to now. Some are repeats to put them all together. My husband and I did all the building and landscaping ourselves. The siding was the only thing we hired done. People ask me all the time, "what's next"? I never know until it strikes.


Back yard. Notice not one flower anywhere. House was brown. ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






All trees in back ground are gone now due to storms. ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






2nd or third year of same area. ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






House goes blue and gardens grow bigger. ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






Same area with hot tub. Hot tub is also gone now. ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






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Aggregate patio. Was terrible to keep clean. ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






Deck gets built over aggregate. ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






Almost forgot. We built sunroom before deck. And had the house sided after deck . ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






Hot tub room becomes part of deck. ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






Greenhouse added last fall off backside of deck. ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






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Notice fence. That is where all the trees were. ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






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2012 gardens. ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






And of course the new raised beds. ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )





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Angel Trumpets 2012

Category: Donna's Park | Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:17 pm


Day1. Muticolor blooms. ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






Day 3. Shades of pink, same plant as pic 1 ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






Yellow AT. Day 1 ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






Yellow AT starting to change. Day 2 ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






Yellow AT is now orange. Day 3 ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






Variegated AT. Cream colored bloom. Day 1 ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






Variegated AT. Bright white bloom. Day 2 ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






Variegated AT is now coral color. Day 3 ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )





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2012 Planting Journal

Category: Donna's Park | Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:50 pm

4 Zinnias Cactus mix
3 zinnias Pinwheel mix
17 Geraniums
7 Four O'clocks Broken colors
2 Elephant ears
1 Bleeding Heart
15 Squash plants 8 ball, summer, acorn
5 melons
3 Rhubarb
1 Horseradish
4 Manardo Shades of Red
1 Penstemon
5 Dentura Lavender
12 pepper plants - Ca. Wonder, Gemini, Karma Red, Jalapeno, Carnival Sweet, Pimiento Picante Hot, Banana Peppers.
1 Pincushion
12 Dianthus
14 Petunias
6 Carnations
1 Eryngo Leavenworth
10 Gallardia
2 Calendula
5 Mums
5 Scarlet Runners
5 Cucumbers
20 Morning Glories - Flying saucer, Picotee Red, Picotee Blue, Scarlet O'hara.
1 Tangerine Tree
3 Picaso Petunias
2 Million Bells
3 Ostrich Ferns
1 Black Mission Fig tree
Beets - Bulls Blood, Detroit Rubidus, Burpee;s Golden
Carrots - Imperator
Sugar Snap Peas
Green Beans
Brussel Sprouts
Garlic
Red Onions
6 Eggplant - Black Beauty, Orlando
12 Tomato Plants - Sweet 100, Celebrity, Branywine, Razzleberry, Beef Steak, Chocolate Cherry, Hillbilly, Candy Isis, Pineapple, Mexican, Cherry Fountain.
3 Rose of Sharon
2 Lilacs
Spinach
Parsnips
8 Hibiscus
4 Basil
12 Anemones
10 Rose Bushes
61 Wax Begonias
193 Marigold - 17 Varities
Orange Petite
Yellow Petite
Single Bloom yellow
Queen Sophia
Scarlet Starlet
Tigers Eye
Zenith Red
Orange Splash Sunburst
Janies Flame
Janies Primrose
Aurora Fire
Bon Bon
Cottage Red
Snow Drift
Marietta
Bushy
Dwarf mix.
TOTAL of 515 Plants in the ground.


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It's all your fault. You made me do it.

Category: Donna's Park | Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:45 pm

Do you all remember my asking for advise. Well I took it to heart.


What to do with this? ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )I planted creeping phlox, viola, pansys & rock foil.
Will add more flowers as season permits.






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Welcome to Gnome Town. ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






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Brugmansia ( Angel's Trumpet )

Category: Donna's Park | Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:36 pm

Pictures taken October 13, 2011


A Bud fron the Insignis Pink ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






A bud also from the Insignis pink ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






Dr. Seuss ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






Dr. Seuss ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






Goldtraum ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






Creamsicle this morning ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






Creamsicle this afternoon - same flowers ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






Xena ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






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White with no name ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )





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Greenhouse Project

Category: Donna's Park | Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:51 pm



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6 pine trees and roots removed ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






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Day 3 ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






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Day 6 ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






End of day 6. Greenhouse foundation is ready, 2 new gardens & 6 yards of compost ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






Rained for 2 days, so put greenhouse together in garage. ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






its almost there ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






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Finally finished. ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )





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More garden flowers and stuff.

Category: Donna's Park | Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:27 pm




Meet Fred. He's been around a long time. ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






This is George. ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






Hibiscus this morning ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






Morning glory ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






Morning glory ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






morning glory ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )






Flying saucer Morning glory ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )





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