I was doing my daily walks and about 10 minutes from my home I saw 2 white flower box planters, 33” long, on top of the recycle bin. I didn’t think much of it until I got close to them and noticed that the planters were in total perfect condition, not even scratched, however, they were all covered with mud.
So, I tried to keep walking but my brain said, go back to that home, get the 2 planters and try to bring them back to life. I always hate to see stuff that can be recycled/repaired/repurposed going to our land fields.
Well, I went back, got them, brought them home and seriously wash/ scrubbed them cleaned with all my strength. Then went to Home Depot and purchase paint spray, painted them, filled them with soil and placed some plants in there.
Out of curiosity, I checked how much these babies sell in stores. Checked in macy’s.com and they sell one 2” longer for $25.11 wow, I saved myself $50.22 by rescuing these guys.
Now, by looking at the final job, who said they were rescued because they were about to be trashed for good?
UPDATE: BELIEBVE IT OR NOT, THE NEXT DAY I WENT TO MY DECK TO ENJOY THE PLANTER AND SQUIRREL(S) HAD TURN IT UPSIDE DOWN, ALL PLANTS AND SOIL SPREAD ALL OVER THE DECK. OH WELL, I HAD TO REPLANT IT AGAIN.
While I was in Minneapolis I went out for a walk to think about what topic I should write that day. Will it be family? Dinner? Desserts? Management? Many ideas came to mind, however, suddenly I started to look at what was in my path. Without a doubt, gardening popped up in my mind, then I decided to start shooting the beauty of nature. Was that inspiring or what? Mother Nature never disappoints.
This kind of potting area is so much needed for people who love gardening like me. I do lots of it and I did not have a spot to do this kind of work. So the time came up and I was ready.
Me and my husband had an old top of a wooded box that we used to hide the pond electrical equipment. However, since we don’t have a pond anymore, I thought about giving it a second life.
Therefore, I commissioned my husband to make me a potting table. Hey, I do a lot of things but carpentry ain’t my forte, although I can hammer a nail somewhere, that’s about it, smile.
He was nice enough to get the project going but since he is a perfectionist, the measurements had to be precise, the table has to be structurally stable, it must be painted, etc. Oh Well, I was impatient!
It took him a couple of days to get the table done the way he wanted, and I just wanted my table right away.
Needless to say, I must thank him for the work he did because now I have a spot to get my plants re-potted, plant new ones and enjoy quality time with me, myself and I, and nature. YIPPEE. That’s what I am talking about baby.
The fever started in late Spring and it’s not even Summer yet. Neighbors are displaying fabulous planters with gorgeous flower. Simply show stoppers.
Enjoy them while they last because they will not last forever. I will, SMILE!
I keep saying that nothing beats Mother Nature! Just few weeks/months ago, the whole landscape looked dead, no leaves, let alone flowers.
It is so refreshing to walk, jog, (any outdoor exercise really) to take advantage of the beauty that flowers provide.
Please go out or even step out to your back yard or garden and enjoy these amazingly looking beauties before they are gone until next year.
It is so easy to start these plants at home. When you purchase sweet potatoes, sometimes you don’t cook them right away and they start to sprout at the pointed end as you see in my photo.
Simply wait until the sprout (I think they are called snippers) is about 3” long and snap it from the potato, place it in water and it will begin to root in about a couple of weeks. All you need to do then is to plant them in good soil. I actually got about 5 to 7 snippers that I placed in water and the roots started to show in a short time.
Either way you can grow the sweet potato veggies or you can use the foliage vine to mix in with some other plant material in your hanging baskets. It is a win-win situation, smile.
I STARTED MY VEGGIES/HERBS GARDEN FROM SEEDS and CUTTINGS A FEW MONTHS AGO and THIS IS HOW THEY LOOK LIKE NOW.
The seed takes the longest time to sprout from the soil. I get so impatient because I want to see the plant coming out the soil fast, smile.
Either way, on the other hand, I get a lot of satisfaction with cuttings, because I see the plant, I wait until the roots begin to come out and get strong enough to plant them in soil.
Look at the captions on each photo to identify the plants if you don’t recognize it in the photos.
I will show you updates next month, smile.
Nothing tops Mother Nature when it comes to beauty. I am blessed enough to encounter some of these beauties daily. Every now and then I come across an alligator or a long snake, but like it or not, they are part of it.
I also come across so many that I don’t get the time to capture them with my phone. However, they entertained me and make me the happiest woman during my walks. Boom!
Aren’t they cute? Yes, these guys were hanging out in the golf course and were not bother or distracted by any players or golf balls falling near them. They looked at players like; “what the heck are you all doing in my back yard, get out now!
Seriously, they are so adorable. Furthermore, I have never seen deer sitting in the grown, ever. I always see them running, jumping and standing looking at you, then running away.
Thank God for nature, providing us free shows every day through animals, sunsets, beaches, mountains, well, you get my point.
MOTHER NATURE RULE: TERRIBLE FREEZING IN THE NORTH and AMAZING COLORFUL FLOWERS IN THE SOUTH! PRICELESS!
This current winter temperatures and overall weather conditions are surprising everyone. There have been places in the north recording 4 and 5 feet of snow. First responders stuck on the roads and tons of people trapped in their cars under dangerous temperature conditions.
On the other hand, while these situations are happening in the north, west, central, etc. the south of the country is showing what paradise should be, live colorful plan material. Now, don’t get me wrong, just recently Florida experience freezing temperatures, some areas in the high 20’s. However, overall, you can see how the plants are striving and beautifying our country in the south. Awesome!
I am a blogger, a photographer, a jewelry designer, a gourmet cook, and a recipe book writer. I am also a flea market flipper, an avid gardener, an interior/ outdoors designer, an avid golfer and traveler.