Friday, September 3, 2010

YARD SALE FINDS

I probably spend as much time thinking about my garden when I am away as when I am at home. Usually, making plans for what I am going to do when I get home. I visit as many gardens and nurseries as I can. This year it was Denver, Red Butte in Salt Lake and Sawtooth Botanical Garden. As well as that, if we are in a town on a Saturday we will make a point of going to a few garage sales. Not something we ever do at home but it is fun to do it while on a road trip.
These were my finds this year along with a few gardening books.
A stainless steel kitchen compost container, complete with filters. Already I am enjoying using it. I used to be a bit lazy about the small stuff but now I have the container right in front of me it is easy. I think it was a bargain at $5.

3 terra cotta pots, made in Italy.
A sun and moon wall hanging.
A ceramic frog.
A leaf shaped plate which could serve as a bird seed holder or I could just use it at the table.
I rounded off the composition with a vase of Texas sunflowers. I said I wasn't going to let them grow in my garden this year but they didn't listen to me. I came back to a 6' tree. Where do they get the water from? Have they tapped into my water supply?

6 comments:

  1. Love your finds. As for the sunflowers, there's always one plant that decides to grow where it fancies, that's gardening for you...

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  2. Good find. I find terracotta pots made in Italy to be more durable than others - at least those that I have tried in Australia.

    ps. Thanks for your comment re my capillary watering - much appreciated. I'll certainly try that when I need to use the method again.

    Have a nice weekend, Ev

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  3. Ohh how I love terra cotta pots made anywhere, but I too find that Italian ones tend to be sturdier. I found a stack of tiny English pots at an antique store once. I loved them so much that eventually they just crumbled. lol

    Great finds!

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  4. What a great buy on the compost container. Those stainless ones are very expensive.

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  5. How fondly I remember making a detour for a garage sale with you two when we went down to the San Antonio Botanical Gardens last year. Great fun! Great finds!

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  6. That stainless compost container is very trendy. It can holds one gallon of compost material and it is small enough to be in your kitchen.

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