Wednesday, February 15, 2012

L is for Lumber.
In this case, reclaimed lumber. Our backyard (which is fully fenced, I might add) has this odd fenced off area that was perhaps used as a dog pen by the previous owners?
I asked Hubby if he could remove those boards and turn them into boxes for a raised bed garden. Being the Can-Do-Guy that he is, my valentine gift is three of these babies.
A vegetable garden is in the very near future. Can't wait to have dirt under my nails and a delicious bounty in my kitchen again.

22 comments:

Sue said...

Oh what a great way to use that space. We have raised beds too and love them and I am getting quite anxious to get some dirt under my nails too. Seeing as how winter decided to forget us this year, I'm anxiously awaiting for spring!!

Lori said...

That's a great idea!!

Paula said...

Great bottle tree! I love raised beds. Enjoy!

Stephanie D. said...

I'm hoping for a few raised beds this year, myself!

Shakerwood said...

Yes, I remember pics of your garden from the last house (we won't count NE). It will be a joy to see what you grow this time!

AnnieO said...

Clever you! Love your bottle bush :)

Mad Red Hare said...

I want to do that with an old treehouse. Lumber is here, just need the manpower to make it happen.

Loris said...

I love the idea of raised beds. Hope to have some here someday too.

Karen said...

Do you have those worms trained yet?

KC Quilter said...

Oh did you ever set my heart a-flutter with this post!!! I long for raised beds in my backyard. Problem is....lack of sun!!!! So many trees. While I love the shade, I'd really love my own little organic garden more. What precious sunlight we do have is used for our water garden and a patch of precious tomatoes. I'd say you got the perfect Valentine's Day present!

Candace said...

What a wonderful gift, Libby! Won't it be wonderful to play with the worms again?
Cheers!

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful idea to reuse for he garden.
Mine is a throw away guy or he says, he'll do it, still waiting, lol.

Debbie

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Love your idea; much better use of that wood. Best wishes for a bountiful garden!

Shasta said...

Those boxes look great - I'm sure you are going to have a great harvest this year!

Quilter Kathy said...

How fabulous! Are you going to get the worm farm back again?!?

Jeanna said...

Your husband is very clever!

He builds these very nice boxes, you grow the veges and he eats the veges!

Nice gift for both of you :)

Judy in Michigan said...

What a great gift and a gift that will keep on giving!! Good choice for the letter L.

Dawn said...

Those raised beds will be about the same level as Daisy...does she like vegetables? ;-)

MARCIE said...

I definitely want raised beds when we move. The days of getting down on my knees are over! Well, maybe it's the days of getting up off my knees.

deb said...

OH MY Im so jealous, they are beautiful..and so is that cool thing holding those bottles!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dixie said...

Yeah - recycled wood is wonderful, and congratulations to your husband for repurposing it into the great containers! Always love seeing your gardening progress. We were on vacation in Las Vegas last week, and I picked up a copy of Lasagne Gardening in a thrift shop for a song. Can't wait to try out this method.

Jeanne said...

Love your bottle tree!