Monday, May 7, 2012

cooler than pots


I found the answer to the “no more pots” edict. The answer is tree trunks, not live ones, but dead ones. Jimmy shaved the bark off of three of them and off I went. Maybe I should have left these trunks dry out more, but if I had, I probably would have lost interest, besides, I have a big drill. Big drill or not, not quite dry wood eats drill bits. So if you try this at home, do not be discouraged. The end result is worth the effort.
We’re going to put rescue hosta in the tops and begonias in the sides. Initially, we were going to put white impatiens in the sides but about the only place the deer don’t troll is on the patio and these things are going in the woods. If deer were carnivores, I wouldn’t have this love hate relationship with them. Daniel Boone, Johnny Appleseed and those guys would have hunted them down. Sam the Sham would have sung about big bad Bambi and not the wolf. Well, once again I’ve wandered off course.

7 comments:

Søren said...

They are definitely cooler than pots! I have some tree stumps in the Ambitious Border that I might try to do the same trick to. (one of them is literally falling apart, so there it might just be a matter of digging holes with a small hand shovel, but the two others will probably require powertools. YAY! Toys for boys!)

FlowerLady said...

Those are wonderful looking natural pots. They will look beautiful planted.

FlowerLady

Mark and Gaz said...

They look so cool Jim!

Commonweeder said...

What a great idea. Now if I can get a drill . . . . I love the idea of planting them in the woods.

Lona said...

What a wonderful idea Jim. That is going to look so pretty.

Kalantikan said...

Hi Jim, am sorry i haven't been here for a while. But those trunks are lovely for your intentions. Will you be planting them directly or in pots first before putting in the hollows?

Angela said...

Great idea for planters!