Friday, June 29, 2007

Okay, just two more....entries for Stuart's contest, "Quirkiest Planter" Contest, because I cannot help myself! Any other takers? Well, you need to hurry-the contest ends at midnight tomorrow! First is the old enalmelware bedpan, because working in medicine you must have a sense of humor (at times, just to get through the day!) Planted with lavender this year, and some little funky fungus-type stuff I found (for a tad more color)... ...then the old washer, which was by the road with a "free" sign-so of course I could not resist! For the first couple years, I tried perennials in here, surmising that it would be "insulated" enough that they would winter over okay. Um...no....so annuals (in this case yellow tomatoes) are the tenants. So wish me luck, unless you are competing against me, in which case we wish each other luck! :)

7 comments:

Stuart said...

Well done again Lisa. My grandfather had a few of these washing tub planters in his garden during my childhood and I never knew what they were until you showed them again here. Amazing!

MrBrownThumb said...

Lisa,

That's pretty hilarious. I've never seen a bedpan used or would have thought of it.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Lavender in a bedpan?!?!! :) Ah well, it could have been worse. You could have used creeping jenny and let it spill out the front. (Why didn't you?!!??! lol.)

Annie in Austin said...

Lisa, these are great - and somehow make me think you'd be a heckova lot of fun in person ;-]

Such clean tomatoes! Blackswamp girl is so bad to suggest a charteuse spill of creeping jenny... go ahead, Lisa, do it!

Annie

PS I read the plants-in-cages post, but it gave me such flashbacks to living in deer country that I was too weak to comment.

lisa said...

Stuart-thank you! I'm very excited to see the contest results!

Mr. brownthumb-when I saw the bedpan at my favorite "junking spot", I knew what I had to do...

Kim-that's an EXCELLENT idea! Now I gotta go buy some...

Annie-thank you! I like to think I'm reasonably good company anyhow.. ;-) I understand the bad memories of deer country-they sure can be destructive!

Ki said...

I wrote that you'd win and you did! You're the quirkiest.

lisa said...

Thanks Ki...I was so excited to get the email this morning! It was a fun contest...makes me want to go junkin' for more planters!