Monday, November 05, 2007

fun with pots

Or, fun with garbage. Take your pick. My late friend, Larry, used to see things like this rusty old cream can and say "Give it to Cheryl. She'll paint it black and plant flowers in it." I've gotten over painting everything black but not over planting stuff.
There have been a few things that finally just rusted away, alas. But golly, is it ever fun to make pots out of junk! Its one of my favorite recycling programs. Once I Mod Podged© the lable on a can of spagetti sauce, punched holes in the bottom, and planted basil in it.

Whilst my computer was refusing to allow me to blog I got to spend time perusing the blogs of other gardeners, one of whom is a Kati from Ontario, Canada. (did you know, by the way, that there is a town in California, La Canada, which is pronounced La Cah-nada?) but I digress. Kati had this wonderful Anti Lord's Prayer (not anti Lord. Don't go getting all crazy on me) that I have absconded with. Written around this crazy pot is the anti prayer; "...forgive us our conformaties and deliver us from normal..." I had to add the "forever and ever amen" because I had too much room left at the end of the quote. ;>)
Kati has lots of fun observations, photos, and links on her website and if that is not correct try

That wire thingie behind the pot is a poorly designed peanut feeder, now lined with moss and stuffed with potting soil and waiting ever so patiently for me to decide what to plant in it. You know, like a basket planter? Impatiens perhaps. For someone who is supposed to be down-sizing in case of impending move back to God's Country (that would be Oregon), I sure seem to be amassing a lot of new plants and pots and stuff.

Oh, and yes, that is a pot in a pot...only to see how the plants will look...they look fine. Someone needs to re-pot the poor things into the colorful pot.

I'm temporarily out of words. Let's just see what the Blogmeister does with this rambling too-many-photos-not-enough-verbage. I tried to get atleast 2 more photos of odd pots on here but I don't see them. They are floating around in cyberspace.
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Connie said...

I love the rusty old cream can!It totally looks like something I would use in my garden. What is that beautiful plant inside it?

weeder1 said...

Hi Connie! Darn. I thought the name on the photo would show. Its an Aeonium but I don't know which one.