Sunday, July 5, 2009

Thinking inside the box...

"Oh, how beautiful!" and sitting in the shade ~ Rudyard Kipling


I picked up these wine boxes curb shopping one day, they have served as shelves and bookcases so why not plant containers? The Coleus was not happy in full sun and this corner of the roof is shaded by a large Ash tree, the Sedum seems happy draping over the sides of the box. This is a lovely spot to sit on a hot summer day and you can usually find me here dreaming of filling the roof to overflowing with flowers and food.

16 comments:

perennialgardener said...

Clever post title today Mom, lol! ;) I love the wine boxes for containers for your plants. I have that same Coleus, it's called 'Watermelon'. :)

Balisha said...

Good idea for the wine boxes. I think you have a good start on that dream of yours. Hope your 4th was nice.

Claudia said...

I love that you curb shop! It's the best form of recycling there is! And the wine boxes are grand! Hmmm, we are encouraged so much to "think outside the box" that we do indeed forget to see what's inside! Fun post!

OhioMom said...

Thanks Racquel, and thanks for the name of the Coleus ... she is so pretty :)

Our 4th was quiet Balisha, hot dogs and hamburgers and Ohio-grown sweet corn roasted on the grill :)

Claudia ... LOL, I was "shabby before it was chic"! The only new items in my home are the electronics, never met a garage sale or thrift store I could pass by, and the curb is full of treasures waiting to be rescued from the landfills :)

Elenka said...

You want to fill your ROOF with flowers and food??
To each his own, I guess.

OhioMom said...

LOL Elenka .. perhaps you didn't know that I live in an apartment building and the roof is my "garden"? Alas not a patch of ground to grow on, so I make do with what I have :)

NellJean said...

I always think of rooftop gardeners as innovative and sophisticated. Wineboxes will make great containers: not so heavy and very chic.

Does your rooftop have a view?

OhioMom said...

Sophisticated? LOL .. well I will give you innovative anyway. The wineboxes will be used to grow my herbs next year, I will bring them inside for the winter and seal them. The only view I have is of a parking lot :)

Juliana said...

Love the idea of using the wine boxes...why not? Love the picture.

Lucy said...

I love it, the new name and the look!!

Balisha said...

Hi,
Love your new "home" It's so natural looking.The colors are you.
Balisha

OhioMom said...

Thanks Juliana :)

Lucy thanks so much for your friendship and encouragement :)

Balisha .. funny you would know that, the colors are very much me, must be my earth sign :)

shambo said...

Love the wine boxes as planters. You're so very creative. I've got about four coleus plants potted too. You've done a great job with your garden.

OhioMom said...

(((Sue)))

Proud Italian Cook said...

What you do on your rooftop is amazing! I could just imagine if you had a huge plot of land! I'm going hunting for some wine boxes, love that idea! Your whole new blog look is beautiful!

OhioMom said...

Thanks Marie .. I am really having fun with it :)