Last Fall Day in the Garden – the planter box with plants

Today the weather forecasters are saying the first official cold arctic storm is headed my way.  There’s a possibility that this storm will lower our drought condition from “Exceptional” to merely “Extreme.”  With the hope that this is the first of many storms, here is a final picture of the planter box after Heather put the plants in.  The little tree is an Acer, Japanese Maple.  The other plants are, umm, green ones.

The planter box with plants!

The planter box with plants!

I hope to have one more woodworking picture this week.

If you need me – I’ll be buying an umbrella,

Andrew

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I work in the high tech world doing software release engineering Then I got prostate cancer Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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23 Responses to Last Fall Day in the Garden – the planter box with plants

  1. Looking good. Sure it loves serving it’s purpose, giving those plants a nice home. 🙂

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  2. “uum-green ones”! Ah, another LOL from me.

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  3. Debra says:

    By the way, I had to buy an umbrella from Amazon! LOL! Now It came in two days and now I’m ready! Let it pour! I really love the look of your planter and they way it nestles in between the decking and the bricks. I hope you were very optimistic and planned ahead with great drainage holes. 🙂

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  4. lorieb says:

    oops, just read the other comments, see others have warned you about the japanese maple too, I have a dwarf blue spruce in my front garden that was only supposed to get to 6 feet. It is currently about 10, hopefully won’t get much bigger

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    • I had a ‘dwarf blue spruce,’ but had to removing when the dwarf when to 15 feet in three years. We have two other acer trees (Japanese maple) in the yard of this variety that we buy from a local nursery. So far the ten year-old tree is 4 feet tall and the 6 year old is just under 3 feet. I will post updates and we’ll see how tall it gets.

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  5. lorieb says:

    very nice, especially like the “green ones” lol. BTW, that japanese maple will get pretty big, will outgrow that space very quickly

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  6. billlattpa says:

    I love it! I just can’t show my wife because she thinks stuff like this “just happens”

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  7. Gorgeous. How nice to sit by your planters and read or just notice them as you walk by. So calming.

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  8. jfwknifton says:

    Yes, I agree with Annika, I think the acer will get too big for the box, which is a very impressive creation by the way.

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  9. Annika Perry says:

    Ah, that looks great Andrew and I love acers, such beautiful foilage! It will grow bigger than you think I reckon.

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  10. Chris White says:

    Good luck with the umbrella.

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  11. Kinderhook88 says:

    Green ones! The best kind. Well, I guess the not green ones are good too 🙂

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