Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Small scale gardening (with trash)
Last year we replaced 8 tires.
I saved two of the worn out tires and had Brian hang them on the shed. It made me feel a little better…like I got a good deal on the purchase.
Brian…what a guy….he can make my weirdest ideas a reality.
This year, I wanted to make our outdoor spaces a little more interesting. A bit eclectic with “furniture” like stuff. (Since I’m so bad at gardening!)
$10 red wagon from Thrift Store
$20 cream planter (50% off) from Joann’s for my tomato's
$2 metal thing with 3 shelves from an estate sale
$2 yellow chair from a garage sale 8 years ago.
$0 wood ladder from the old playhouse
(hmmm. that $20 planter seems pricey, compared to the other deals, huh?)
I was worried someone would try to climb up the ladder, so I rigged up old planters with twine to hang off the ladder.
I dug out a huge strip of clay soil, replaced the dirt with some worm compost and some topsoil. Now shade loving hostas line the walkway, and I really hope they don’t die. (like everything else I’ve planted there)