Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday

Susan over @ http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/ is having her weekly outdoor Wednesday party.
I have always loved seeing a beautiful tree with a border of hostas around it. I love the way it looks. So about 4 years ago, I ran into a great deal on hostas at the end of the year and purchased five hostas. (I think...4 years is a long time ago:-))
Then came the process of purchasing the brick to go around the hostas. I soon realized that my inexpensive hostas were now going to cost me an arm and a leg to build a container to plant them in.
My Mom always told me as a child "It's not what you don't have... but what you do have and do with it that counts". So down I went into my Garage sale closet to see what I could come up with. And there they were. Plates that I would have maybe got a couple of dollars out of waiting to be planted.
I now need to update a few plates that have broken but have been so happy with how it has turned out. The neighbor laughed hysterically at me and asked if we were eating on paper plates now. So funny. This year I added the pansies for a little more color and love it even more.
Thanks for stopping by.
Blessings
Roxanne

10 comments:

Mary said...

What a wonderful way to edge a border. Thank you for sharing that idea with us. Have a great day.

DeAnna said...

Very cute and festive - you could change the plates with the season's . Thanks for sharing - I love the hostas.

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

Very creative! I have friends who have "planted" a glass garden in a corner of their yard where nothing would grow and it's beautiful.

ButterYum said...

You have quite a green thumb!

Lynn said...

What an inspired idea!
I never would have thought of that!
Pretty too!

ITALIAN PEASANT said...

hi, thanks for stopping by my blog & commenting on my greenhouse i made :) i moved it & it looks much better,check back for the pic :) we have a lot in common it seems,i love hostas, my son tore out 100 of them & i took them all, free makes them even better LOL take care & love the plates also gio

stefanie said...

super cute

Cammie said...

I love the the way you used the old plates for a border! I love hostas too.

foxxy said...

that's a neat idea. And your hostas look great. Wish I had a green thumb.

~~Rhonda said...

The plates make a lovely border! ~~Rhonda