Saturday, April 23, 2016

My Christmas gift huge planter

This is my first spring enjoying my new planter. It is loaded with vegetables and strawberries, just the new plants. We did a lot of planting on Saturday April 16. Doesn't the cilantro in the front look happy? All the plants like their new home.
Above is our oldest son building the planter from the kit he bought me. He is nailing in metal grids to prevent gophers from tunneling in and we laid weed mat under the whole planter to prevent weeds.


Above is the box it came in from Greene's Fence Company, three tiered cedar planter. I could NOT have assembled this myself. I have no talent in that direction, ha ha.


29 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How nice and a great way to give your plants a head start! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs!

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Great idea, things are made so much easier today coming in a kit. I bet your son knew he would have to put it together.
Goo9d to see your garden growing.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

What a great idea...and such a wonderful gift from your son! Can't wait to see and hear about all the great vegies you will soon be enjoying.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a great planter and a great son! The tiers will be easier on your back.

Happy Gardening ~ FlowerLady

shortybear said...

very awesome

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Great idea for planting your veggies. How nice of your son to get you that for Christmas and to put it together also.

Have a great weekend.

Mary

Eggs In My Pocket said...

I love the planter! So nice that your son put it together for you. I hope it all grows well!

Shug said...

Such a nice gift and wow....something you will be able to enjoy for several years...

20 North Ora said...

Great gift!! Am anxious to see how it does. I've seen similar ones and wondered about them. Let us know.

Judy

Joyful said...

How nice that your son is helping you. I like the 3 tiered planter box. Happy Spring.

LeeAnn at Mrs Black's said...

This looks amazing! Well done to you.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

How nice that you have help. We have four raised beds and the winter played havoc with them this year. We fixed them, but it was not an easy task.

Nancy Chan said...

A great gift from your son. I love the 3 tier planter. Looking forward to see your plants grow in the new planter.

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Pondside said...

This is such a great idea. You'll be eating yummy things from the planter in no time at all!

Debbie said...

what a wonderful, wonderful gift!!!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Cool gift! Isn't it swell when people "get" you?

xinex said...

Wow! So lucky of you to have a handy and thoughtful son, Terra. Awesome gift! I love cilantro! I have some in my garden too....Christine

Carol Z said...

Everything looks so good, planter and plants. Love fresh herbs in cooking. Enjoy!

laurie said...

that looks great, I would love something like that,,

that was a wonderful gift!
thank you for visiting my blog today,,

Jane the Booklady said...

What a treat in store for you, all those plants look so healthy and how nice to have some help too. Jane xx

NanaNor's said...

Hi, Loved your garden boxes; our current yard isn't quite big enough for a garden. My two daughters have huge gardens and we often will plant things in theirs. I love cilantro and basil too. What a thoughtful gift from your son! You are blessed with wonderful weather year round. Here we can't plant until mid-late May, due to frost and snow. I do miss Ca. weather, but that is about all-except for some of the trees.
Have a great week.
Noreen

Susan said...

Hello Terra. The raised garden bed looks nice and I love cilantro! Great job. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog recently. So nice you came to visit. Susan

Leah said...

Raised garden beds are a great idea - the plants are looking healthy! Thank you for visiting my page and suggesting the book Horse Heaven - I will be checking it out.

Tanya said...

What a sweet gift from a thoughtful son...AND that he's building it for you! Happy Spring, Terra!!!

Happyone said...

Things looking good!!
Looking forward to being able to get my garden started. Have to wait until after memorial day here.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hello Terra,
What a great idea, and such a wonderful gift.
Thank you so much for visiting Bebe... So happy you enjoyed
blessings,
Penny

White Lace and Promises said...

I guess it feels like Christmas all over again now:) What fun!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This is just the best gift! So neat! I love that he's building it for you.

Hope you have been well. I am still MIA for a little longer from blogging, but I do plan to return. We are still renovating, and it has truly been something.

Sending hugs to you and all good wishes for a Happy Mother's Day!

xo

Sheila :-)