Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Bulbs and new plants!

Well the bulbs are coming up and gorgeous. So glad that I went ahead and planted them and they were so cheap!! That pot of red tulips was only 2 dollars and while it might not be a flashy tulip, I just love looking at it on my deck.

Here is the project I was most excited to finish.  Its a galvanized tub I picked up at Southern States.  I drilled drainage holes in it and added heavy duty casters on it so I can roll it around easily.  I've been using it to block off the exit of the deck when I want to keep the kidlets up top.  I filled it with different herbs, and they are filling in fast.  Here's the planter the day I finished it (mostly, I did add a few more herbs in there after this picture)

Here's it afterwards.  I bought a squash plant and sank it in the soil to keep it happy while I get project #2, my raised bed, complete, but it took off so fast in the tub that I decided just to leave it in there.

I've still got a bunch of plants to get in the ground since I made a weekend trip to Big Bloomers, but that will have to wait for another post.  I'm about halfway done with them, fingers crossed for more great weather this weekend.


  1. Oh, I love your big galvanized tub!! That is a great idea adding casters. I love the urn with the tulips, too! Believe it or not, I never did make it to Big Bloomers all the while living in NC. I've heard such great things about it, though!

    1. Thanks Indie! I love it too, I was super excited about the project and its one of those rare ones that lives up to the image in your mind's eye. Big Bloomers is great, I STILL haven't made it all the way through every greenhouse when I visit. Thanks for stopping by!