Trash to treasure

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Relic and I are desperately awaiting spring. This is the hardest time of the year for me (and him, I think). The days are getting longer, and sunnier… but we are still a full month away from seeing anything remotely exciting in the garden, and longer to be able to dig a new garden and actually plant anything new.

I did buy some seeds to lift my spirits (just sunflowers, nasturtiums and some neat ornamental grass), but that only does so much for you.

But the other day, when I was parking my truck, I noticed something odd lying on the grass by my parking spot. Sadly, the parking lot where I park doesn’t have cameras, and people tend to just toss things. I do my part to try and keep it clean, so I went over to check it out.

Imagine my surprised when I realized it was a little garden fountain shaped like a cauldron. It was full of leaves and frozen water, and I assumed it was tossed because it wasn’t working any more. But I know a guy… and he’s pretty handy – especially with pumps. So I brought it home.

Dave rolled his eyes when I brought it in, but he immediately took it down to his lair to see if he could work his magic.

And magic he worked!

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In no time, that little cauldron was bubbling with the sound of water again! And even more exciting… we found it online, and those two little compartments on either side…

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…are for plants! Any thoughts on what I should plant in it this spring?

8 thoughts on “Trash to treasure

  1. kayT

    I’m jealous of your find; that’s a great fountain. I think I’d plant begonias and let them trail over the edge. I like the ones with variegated dark leaves.

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  2. Araignee

    Isn’t that just the cutest little thing!! Who would want to throw that out? I bet it wasn’t cheap. I can’t wait to see what you plant in it. I hear you about this time of year. I hate March. It’s so damp and windy. It’s miserable from start to finish. Give me a clear, cold February any day.

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  3. jatshaw

    We are longing for blue skies and sunshine, too. What a cool find, and kudos to Dave for fixing it! I guess what you plant in it depends on where you put it, but I agree with Dee on impatiens, or maybe those nasturtium seeds!

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  4. Wow That fountain find is awesome!!!! Just awesome!
    Im ready to plant cosmos and clover. And I may have fireman do a controlled burn tomorrow. ……I spent a lot of time last fall dividing plants and sowing seeds that would overwinter. They better make it . Somewhere under all that snow is those seeds.

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