For a while now I have been spending a lot of my mental energy on de-cluttering my life one closet at a time. I have too many books; too many shirts I can’t fit into anymore; and too many hobbies that take my spare time, require too much of my thoughts, and occupy too many square feet of my physical space.
It feels good to donate a shelf’s worth of books and to clear out enough space to actually hang a jacket in the hall closet. There’s something therapeutic about it.
But if de-cluttering is a drug, the dosage is not nearly strong enough to help me overcome my insatiable need for more planting containers.
|My dog playing the part of customs agent.|
We went to a monthly antique fair last weekend and while it’s always fun to people watch and browse the amazing and bizarre things that can be bought at such a place, I really went with just one intention: find something cool to plant things in.
And find I did. I found these old orchard boxes from Auburn, California which is not too far from Sacramento. They were $8 bucks a piece. I thought about asking him to sell me 3 for $20 but figured the $4 difference wasn’t worth going through the uncomfortable bartering process (uncomfortable for me anyway).
|I love the faded paint on these. I'd also like to find out what the stenciled "F-10" meant.|
I’m not sure what I will plant in these boxes or even where I’ll put them, but I thought they would look great with some sunny annuals spilling over the edges. If I wanted, I could plant them with herbs and put them on the patio table where they will get plenty of sun. Or perhaps I should finally try growing succulents. The sky is the limit and just daydreaming about the possibilities makes me happy.