I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

My Truck Garden

Hi! I know this is yet another garden post--it is August, after all! I couldn't show this before because it was a gift I made for my friend/ neighbor who has the tropical garden I often mention. I had seen these funny truck planters for a couple years and knew my friend would love one.
[screen shots/ my inspiration].

My friend always talks about his giant yellow Tonka trucks that he loved as a little boy, and how he'd make his mom bring them down to the beach for him. Oh I too did that! The beach is perfect for the big trucks but what job to transport them. My son had a fire engine that must have been four feet long! Oh and the siren/ lights--ghastly.
Anyway, I'd been looking for a good planter truck for ages, but no luck.  My friend L finally found this wonderful dump truck, 5 dollars, at an upstate NY flea market.

We didn't realize at first it is not a Tonka, but a Buddy L. Still good and maybe not as gigantic.

I poked holes in the truck bed so water would drain.

A solo trip to the flower nursery was successful.

They specialize in dish gardens and cactus/ succulents so they had a great selection. I think the hen-n-chicks and other succulents will be cold hardy. The croton [red leaves]will have to be pulled out after the first frost. The truck can rust away in the corner of friend's garden.

Here's the truck all planted! I think it's so cool. And he liked it, yay!

Poor Mo had his annual check up today. He is sad/ mad, waiting at the vet.

He had a tantrum when he got home, threw down the Summertime quilt-in-work and the heavy box with my silver flatware!

Then he was given a chicken jerky kabob and all is well again in Mo-World. [I think.]

We had rain and days are cooler. Big  meteor shower this weekend, I think the 11-12th. Be sure to look!



gone to the beach...