This planted truck is still one of my favorite moments made this summer. My son and I were planting, he is afraid the little, little, plants because he thinks he will break them (and sometimes he does, he's mostly gross motor skills vs. fine motor skills type of boy), so we decided instead to tuck them right into this old truck he used to play with. I never got rid of it, always planned to use it on a buffet with silverware in the bed or candles or flowers, napkins... endless uses really. It's just so darn cute planted! I think a little collection of three or so planted would be fun at a party or outdoor dinner table.
This side section of our yard is one of my favorites. We filled it with pea gravel, which I love...the sound, the look, everything about it, and I had the gate made right on top of the existing metal gate so we wouldn't see the pool equipment and trash cans. I bought this square pot at a flea market about 15 years ago and love how it's losing it's white paint through the years.
I've got a little problem with loving buckets. They are just so handy, and shaped so pleasingly, and usually cheap, because, well, they are just metal buckets. They are waiting to be pressed into service as a trashcan, planter, soil storer, who knows...
Still on the side yard, a table that gets pulled into service on occasion, an old trough for ice and drinks.
Here's an instagram I posted of a carload of plants. My son is really wanting to work on the yard but we have found that our eyes at the nursery are bigger than our desire to dig when we get back. We've adopted a new policy of one cartload=one carload=all we can get per trip. So far, it's working well, we'll see if we can keep to it.
The motivator for this nursery trip was to use this bucket (bought about 25 years ago at a flea market. Don't know what it was for, says something water district on it. The green is due to the bucket fully patinaing naturally) as Amy suggested, as an herb garden. Loved the idea instantly, thanks Am!
Here's an instagram of the planted bucket with plant markers. It smells delicious every time I walk by it. Can't wait to use the herbs too in cooking.
How cute is that Boxwood Basil plant? I had to get a couple of those.
Enough shots of things around the yard? How about some plants then?
David Austin Abraham Darby is a long standing favorite.
Just looking at all these photos has me wanting to go out there, but I've a little more inside work to do first. Hope you get to spend some time in your yard too, if you like that sort of thing.
Happy weekending :).