ElsieMay - welcome, and thanks for following my blog.
Anytime there's adequate time to do so, I really enjoy building things that will enhance the landscape around here. Since a whole week was off from work due to vacation time, I decided to take care of a project that had been on the to do list for about 2 years now - construct a planter for an area at the end of the house for Jenette. Anyway, rather than build something kinda ordinary, I decided to go with a wheelbarrow planter made from the leftover landscaping timbers from the flowerbed project. It's my gift to her, although I wish it had been done sooner...
In all, 6 landscaping timbers were used to complete the planter - along with a small piece of 3/4" plywood, a 12" long 1/2" carriage bolt with washer and nut, and of course several 4" long #8 deck screws to tie everything together with. Completion time is about 2 hours - especially since several critical angles have to be cut exact.
Photo below - the wheel was probably the most difficult part , and strangely enough - it actually rolls on the makeshift axle made with the 1/2" carriage bolt. Still, this is only for aesthetic purposes - not practical use.
Photo below - using my refrigeration hand truck and alot of ingenuity, the planter was moved to it's final location, then filled with a mixture of soil that previously was used to grow the carrots in over the winter. Some homemade compost was added as well, hopefully replenishing some of what was used up during the carrot grow cycle. Thankfully, it was a good fit for the area intended, and no modifications had to be made.
A mixture of colorful flowers and also something that can hang from the sides will be put in it after visiting the garden center at one of the big box stores - although nothing comes to mind just yet. I'm a vegetable gardener - not a flower gardener....BTW, this isn't the planter that was discussed in an earlier post. That one will hopefully look much better than this one....Anyway, it was a good way to spend some alone time in the beautiful sunshine, and take a few breaks along the way to tend to the garden a bit....
Take care, and happy building