5/30/2012 0 Comments
Pallet taken from neighbor Jim's driveway just waiting to be turned into a pallet garden!
Last year I read about turning a pallet into a home for plants on one of my favorite blogs, Life on the Balcony. Fern made a beautiful gardern out of a pallet standing on it's side. I really wanted to try this but had no idea where to get a pallet so I kind of forgot about the idea. A few weeks after I forgot about these plans my next door neighbor had one in his driveway leaning against his garage! What luck, it was all worn in and busted, just how I like my gardening finds. He was quite happy to have me take it.
I was so excited to read the instructions but quickly realized I had no place to lean this thing up to have it standing. I still wanted to give it a try so I laid it down in my driveway and found a place in the corner where it would look good. Since then I found some pieces of an interesting broken up old concrete sidewalk from my yard and laid them next to it (I just realized I don't have a photo of it yet, so I'll get on that soon!).
I filled it with a random splattering of annuals. This year I threw seeds in it along with some moss roses and more random annuals (photos to come; these show last year's attempt). Overall, I was happy with the pallet. I thought about growing food in there but was worried about where that wood has been and what chemicals are in there (I have no idea where neighbor Jim got this thing!). For me another home for flowers is definately a good thing!
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