The tomatoes are happy in their containers, we’re getting tiny fruit now.
Cactus and succulents also make a wonderful container garden. This Summer we plan to spend more time at our little shack in the woods, so we loaded a bunch of our cactus pots and took them along. Of course they can survive without much attention, but look what happens when you throw a little water their way now and then.
I found this old gas heater in a house we bought. It looked great but our PG&E man told me it was not up to modern standards. With the top grate intact, it made a good coffee table. When I found these adorable terra cotta pots in somebody’s FREE pile, I took out the grate and made it into a plant stand.
This is an old cream separator my gramps picked up from who knows where. Made by the Excelsior Separator Company!
He liked old machines, this might have been from my cousin’s big dairy in Glenn County. It sat next to our tank house and we kids played on it for years – it had all these moving parts, now rusted pretty solid. We pretended it was a car, a spaceship, a stove for baking mud pies, etc. Now it makes a great plant stand.
I began collecting succulents and cactus when my mom died and left me with her hoard of pots. Let me tell you, they reproduce like crazy, and I try to pot every one. Every now and then, as if to say, “Thanks!”, they explode with flowers.