Years ago, my brother rolled a huge tire into my backyard and filled it with play sand for my toddler daughter. I painted it white to withstand the blazing Arizona sun and she enjoyed it for several years.
When my daughter outgrew the sandbox I repurposed it for a planting bed. I dug out about half of the sand and filled it up with soil. Every year I plant flowers in it and I've discovered that sunflowers do best. Along with the sunflowers this year I tossed a few forget-me-not seeds in as a "what the heck" gesture and was hugely surprised when they grew and blossomed.
These are miniature sunflowers and there are taller ones growing behind them. When they bloom I hope to share those with you as well.
|The plant in the smaller pot is a mystery. I cannot |
remember what the heck I planted in it! I guess I'll eventually
find out, eh? Yes, the tire needs repainting.
|The spoon is an old one that I'm using to hold the fence in place. |
I need the fence to keep the cats out - IF you know what I mean!