Friends of YardArt – July 2017

You may have noticed I missed last month as our family battled winter maladies. The only good bit was gargling with brandy…and swallowing! I’m now playing catch up as I prepare beds for garlic and red onion, plant some sugar snap peas and get some salad bits in.

In July, I’m often clearing out cupboards, and its no different at YardArt as we move on some stock with green dot discounts.

Up to 70% off some things that may have been sitting around a while, but the good things always go first, so if you’ve been eyeing up something, come in and check out the dots!

Nikau wall hung
We are showcasing art for Nelson artists Brendon and Jane Harley and they have sent us a great selection to display. They love to enhance and inspire from the ground up – providing unique and inspirational sculptural pieces that look and feel right at home in NZ gardens. Whether it be the natural beauty of rustic steel or the brightness and bling of shimmering metal…

We have the Nikau above in both the Rusty Corten and Shiny Aluminum, wall hung creating a fabulous 3D shadowing effect.

Green Dot Sale is on Again!
Green Dots are on the floor spas as well, so if the aches and pains are getting the better of you and you can see yourself enjoying a soak, pop in and chat with us about which one will suit your family and just what a green dot will give you off this month. One already gone this week! If a hot soak is the main goal HotSpring have a range that will give you that very nicely. Six in this range and the whole Freeflow range is under 10K.
Kahu Picking Corn
In the July Kids Page in Valley Voice we talk about the difference between weather and climate and how we can create micro climates with our garden planting. Above the children are have just discovered bananas in our new subtropical plot.

Forecasting is something our forebears did without the aid of an app. It’s interesting for children to be thinking about the weather and see just how close they get over time with a chart and learning about seasons. If you want a PDF version, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

Well, this month is about planning. Squelching around trying to do too much is going to give you compacted mud that won’t help come Spring, so take a wander, enjoy the bare bones you have at the moment and make notes on your wish list. Now is also a good time to talk with a landscape designer. Whether it’s a new courtyard, a spa area or an outdoor entertaining area you are wanting, maybe a new vegetable plot or to revamp a children’s space? A specialist in landscape design can help squeeze a lot more from your plot than you can imagine. Always choose someone who comes recommended and start compiling three lists now. Things ‘you love’, things ‘you hate’, and things ‘you want’. This gives someone a better idea of whats needed. We have some names we can recommend so come on in to have a chat if you are stuck.

That’s it folks, get back to me if you want to ask or comment on anything.

Tricia, Gilbert & the YardArt team

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