A while back I decided that I needed something to set on the edge of the patio area of our apartment to keep people from using it as a short cut to their front doors. I decided that a long flower planter would do the trick and look really nice. Only problem is that I've had no money to buy anything of the sort. A few weeks ago I told my dad about it and what I would like. I didn't intent for him to make me anything but he then surprised me with this:
He made it himself out of the the posts he removed from their deck railing. He was replacing them with metal ones so that it will be safer for the grandkids so the wood would have gone to waste if he hadn't made something out of it. I'm so glad he thought of me and went this route. Now I just have the job of trying to keep the plants alive. The one in the middle is a geranium while the others are rose moss. It stands about a foot tall and is about 2 feet long. The little pot you see on the ground beside it is what is clinging to life of a daisy I got from my boss last year. I'm still trying to keep it alive but it desperately needs some fertilizer that I don't have and probably a bigger pot too. I don't think it was ever meant to last so long and I had though I had killed it a couple months ago and then more green showed up. Go figure. I love flowers, but I am terrible at keeping them alive!