28 May 2014

These Boots Are Made For

Planting!  Hello --- thanks for stopping by Two Dogs.  Summer is here and I am fully enjoying my yard.  In 2003 I opened my nail salon and in the fall of that year I got an old pair of boots and planted, of all things, two chrysanthemums.  They did ok in those boots except the plants grew too tall and didn't look very nice at all.  I have been wanting to try again, but it was just one of those things that never came about.

Every time I saw a guy wearing an old pair of boots that had seen better days I would think of those boots I had at the salon and want to try again.  I finally remembered to ask my son if he would save me his work boots when he wore them out.... and he remembered.  So last fall he stopped by and brought me a wonderful old pair of boots and a couple of weeks ago I got them planted! What do you think?  Cute, no?    I am thrilled with how they turned out and the allyssum planted in them will, hopefully, cascade over the sides a.bit..

I also have a pair of old high heels that I planted a couple of years ago but I simply could not get the sedum and hen & chicks to grow.  I finally replanted last fall and I propped them up on a low step so they would be more horizontal and the water would get to all of the soil instead of running into the toe and the rest of the shoe cavity be dry.  That's what worked and here are the results.

I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend with family and friends remembering those past and present who have served and are serving to keep America free.    Hugs, Shawna