I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse that was built in the mid 1970's, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe, who is a Retired Letter Carrier. I worked night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 37 years before I had Knee Replacement Surgery and officially Retired in 2019 after 41 years working in Direct Patient Care ... I am LOVING Retirement!!!!


George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......


Friday, July 24, 2015

New Heights for Solar Lights

First , I want to Thank Jillian , over at Bella Rose Antiques, for featuring my post, My Creative Space, Part 2,  from last week's Let's Talk Vintage Party!!
 Thanks so much , Jillian!!

And I also want to Thank Jody and Stan, over at Rooted in Thyme, for featuring post, My Creative Space, Part 1, from last week's Simple and Sweet Friday's party!!
Thanks so much , Jody and Stan!!

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I want to thank everyone who visited and commented on my Creative Space!!

I have been working off and on in my Craft Room since the beginning of the year, weeding out things, organizing and labels what i have and then re-arranging the room.

If you missed my 4 posts on my Creative Space, including my Summer Tree, you can find links to all 4 posts over on my side bar.......

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So please be patient with me and I will soon be around to visit everyone who linked up!!

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Now , if you are like me and have plants that have grown quite tall during the Summer, most Solar Lights seem to get lost in amongst these taller plants.

I thought of an idea on how to add a bit of height to your Solar Lights in your garden!!
First ,we found spikes at Lowes.....
Pound them into the ground where you want to place a Solar Light.......

 Now I had 4 pieces of PVC stakes left over from my arbor. They were to go into the ground and anchor the arbor but we chose to anchor it a different way.
So I decided to use these stakes....

Simply pop them over the Spike in the ground......
 Next take the Lantern part of your Solar Light off the original stake that it came with and just pop the Solar Light over the PVC stake!!
 You can also use round PVC piping for this  and cut the pipe to the height that you want your Solar Lights to be !!

I am going to do just that with more of my larger Solar Lights......
You can see how tall my Asters have gotten but you can now see the Solar Light over the Asters!!
 Look at the difference in height here......
See how close to the ground the other Solar Light is?????

Here are the 3 more places in my Cottage Garden where I added a bit of height to the Solar Lights..........

This one is in the back of the yard near the fence.......
 This one is over near the left corner of the yard.......
 And this one is on the right side of the yard not far from the Shed and is a dark corner of  the yard.....
 And of course, this one that I showed you before.....
I can't wait to go and get a few more spikes and some PVC piping to add a bit more height to a few more Solar Lights in the back yard.....

Now what did I do with the stakes that they came with........
These small Solar Lights are from Wegman's and were in Clearance last year for $1.00!!

You can see the difference in height in the stakes......
So I decided to take the black spike off the bottom of the Solar Light......
 And simply dropped the whole thing into the larger silver stake!!
 It added a bit more height to these smaller ones!!!

Here is where I used these with the 4 stakes from the other Solar Lights.......

Here in the pot filled with wave petunias under the arbor.......
 Here in my little Gnome Garden in a Whiskey Barrel!!
And here in 2 pots on one side of the patio......
Soon, in another post, I will share how my little Cottage Garden looks at night.......

I think these Solar Lights will now be shining a bit more light on my garden.......
We have had a lot of rain and then a week of temps. in the 90's here.

A cool front has come through and this week are high's are near 80 and the lows are in the 50's!!

This beautiful weather has allowed me to get a lot of work done in the Garden.......

I will be sharing how my Cottage Garden is growing in a future post.......

On Sunday, July 26th, I start my Part Time Schedule!!!!

So I will be off 3 days in a row.....

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday!!!!

I can not wait..........


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  1. Hi Debbie, what a GREAT idea, girl you really have some great ideas, thanks so much for posting. Mine are loss in my plants and I have been looking at them in the evening thinking I just need to move those! LOL now I am going to get some pvc pipe and make mine higher. Have a wonderful day! Lynn

  2. Hi Debbie, what a GREAT idea, girl you really have some great ideas, thanks so much for posting. Mine are loss in my plants and I have been looking at them in the evening thinking I just need to move those! LOL now I am going to get some pvc pipe and make mine higher. Have a wonderful day! Lynn


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