I am definitely a country girl that loves to garden, quilt, preserve, hunt, and read. I love my family more than anything in the world. I live with my husband of fifty years. We have a son, daughter, granddaughter and grandson. We live on a 500+ acre farm in Virginia with about 75 cows & bulls, thirty chickens, and three dogs.
I had a planter for several years that looked like a tricycle with a box behind the seat. The box was made of a very 1/4-inch thin plywood. The last three years I had succulents in the box that did quite well until the bottom fell out of the box last fall. The box was made of wood which was very thin but everything I planted in it grew well. I started to send it to the landfill but didn’t for some reason.
Well, my wonderful hubby thought he might be able to salvage the rotted mess and make it sturdier and he did just that!
I think this year it will have red geraniums in the flower box!!
I'm just a country girl living life my way on a farm with my husband and our critters. We've been married fifty years and been farming all of that time. We've moved from one family farm to one of our own and then to another family farm that has been in the family through at least six generations. In this day and age we could not have picked a better life!
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Red geraniums are my favorite annual for my planters, often with some white million bells trailing around the sides. The red is so cheery and welcoming.
I agree but haven’t heard or seen white million bells. I think I’m going to plant some Bells of Ireland seed when I plant the geranium seed. They trail pretty as well.
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I love this planter! I’m putting strawberries in my repurposed bathtub planter.
There are so many annuals you can put in your planter. Your Zinnias would look phenomenal in there.
Geraniums, creeping Jenny, pansies, violas.
Whatever you do it will be wonderful!
What a heartwarming story of giving an old planter a new life. Kudos to your husband for his creativity and handiwork! The hens & chicks look beautiful in it, and it’s great to see that the bottom now has drainage holes. I hope the red geraniums will thrive in it this year!
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