DosFamily Garden Stuff Easy as 4-5-6

Synopsis: Okay here is the deal: I have all these things in my garden that I want to show you. It´s mostly everyday things, some of them are really smart and sweet, some of them are pretty obvious and not much of a surprise.  However all of them are thrifty and pretty effortless. And none of them are perfect. It´s  just Garden Stuff.

This is the 2nd part of “Garden Stuff”. Read the 1st part here!
All photos by me, Jenny Brandt.

#4 If you plant it they will come
This is really a no-brainer. Buy flowers that butterflies like and you will be rewarded with their presence.

#5 Garden Art
I´m running out of wall space inside so I´ve started to hang pictures outside. They will eventually ruin if you leave them out in the rain so don´t. The best solution however is to have them outside but still under cover, like Isabelle does at her cottage.  But still don´t do this to you original Rembrandt’s, okay? -Good!


#6 Kids will play house with or without a house
We have  built a playhouse. But Viola likes our shed better. Kids need little help finding  places to play  at outside. I´ve realized that they are not very picky. All they want is a place, preferably small that they can be alone in. Minding their own buisness.


Garden Stuff Easy as 1-2-3 found here!

Garden Stuff Easy as 4-5-6 found here!


Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

August 7, 2012 at 18:05

Oh, how sweet! I like that you planned for butterflies!

Jenny Brandt
August 7, 2012 at 19:04
– In reply to: Ella

Oh yes , they are so nice,i want them w me.

Melissa@Julia’s Bookbag
August 7, 2012 at 18:34

I’ve said it before, I sound like such a broken record….the coolest ideas and pictures are here! Happy summer to you! I feel like I have to squeeze summer by the neck to get every last drop of summer out — because soon it will be gone!! :(

Jenny Brandt
August 7, 2012 at 19:06
– In reply to: Melissa@Julia's Bookbag

You are such a nice reader. Thank you

Matt Allison
August 7, 2012 at 19:27

Beautiful post Jenny, much like the first.

It’s still Winter here in South Africa, but in preparation for summer I’ve build my toddler a little play house, ok, so it’s more like a Scandinavian cabin, but he’s already enjoying it. If you want you can see it here:

I can’t WAIT for Spring, already planning the new veggie garden and plan on loads of flowers to attract birds and butterflies!

Thanks for sharing for garden and home with us, as always!



Jenny Brandt
August 7, 2012 at 20:07
– In reply to: Matt Allison

Hey matt allison!

Thank you.
And i just had a look at your project and it looks awesome. Like i said om yr blog love the fire Wood below

/ Jenny

Jenny at dos family
August 7, 2012 at 20:38

PS. Did anyone notice My “Field Of dreams” reference?

Matt Allison
August 7, 2012 at 20:40

Thanks Jenny! It was actually an alien tree that I felled 2 yrs ago and left to dry out. A couple months ago I went back and chopped up the logs and used it throughout winter, feels rather rustic for someone who lives in the suburbs. Truthfully I wish I lived in a log cabin.