Friday, May 28, 2010
Sunflowers in a Trough
Yes, that is an old feed trough. Some friends loaned it to us to use as a brooder for our baby chicks. It doesn't hold water anymore and they didn't want it back so I had to find a use for it. I saw a picture of a round trough used as a fish pond in a farmhouse garden. But again, mine didn't hold water. What to do? I decided it could make a good planter in the center of my flower garden. It's big - 5 ft long. And it needed to be partially buried in the ground so it wouldn't be so tall. So here we go boys, start digging! They looked at me as if I was crazy and shoveled away. It's handy to have 3 boys around. Two bags of potting soil and a packet of 18-20 inch sunflowers and there you go. It could turn out to be super cute and it could be disasterous. We will have to wait and see.