During our first visit when we told the guy helping us what we were using it for (a bamboo planter) you could see him shake his head and think “city folk…” this time around Andrew joked with the guy that were getting sheep, we thought he was joking along with us until he started offering helpful hints. There are so many interesting things, my mind starts to wander! For instance wouldn’t the feeder on the left make a great planter for peas? And the one on the right you could fill with salad greens! They had a great selection of pots too, all 40% off – which brought their prices in-line with what I regularly pay at Garden Fever. Have I mentioned how much I love Garden Fever?
This project is another where I am honing my ability to make compromises. I wanted a much larger tank for the pond, Andrew wanted a smaller one. We compromised on one slightly over 3ft round. I figure this is a good starter pond. Since I’ve never had a pond before maybe I’ll suck at it and be glad I didn’t devote more space to it? I also wanted a companion tank to go next to the new pond tank and we decided to shake things up a bit and get a shorter one (this is the sheep tank…who knew!). I planned on filling this one with soil, not water. Now I am thinking of maybe putting water in both, although I suppose the 2ft high wall technically is not safe, not that we ever have small children in our backyard, but the raccoons would probably make a mess.
They both are going to the east of the shade pavilion, behind our garage. It’s a difficult site as there are drastic changes in the level of the ground within a short distance, which is why you see them sitting on bricks. Andrew is going to dig the back of the tanks into the ground so they sit level. Of course then other pots will join them and a few plants in the ground will be added, and hopefully they won’t look so barren!
Project to be continued...hopefully soon....