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Friday, July 17, 2009

It's Tina's Fault........Fertilizer Friday Below This Post

Last night my husband said, "You really need to get the old grill off of the back deck if you still want it." This morning I visited Tina at http://tinaramsey.blogspot.com and got a little inspiration. So Tina, this is partly your fault.



This should keep the neighbors talking for a while. Ms. Kitty, our wonderful mail lady just stopped by with the mail. She informed me that after I put up my Tipsy Planter she has now seen about 6 of them in the neighborhood. Personally, I'll take that as a compliment. Don't know if this look will catch on though, LOL!!
My Fertilizer Friday post is below this one...I just had to share this!

36 comments:

Dirt Princess said...

HA HA HA!! Better than a toilet!!! I think it is too funny!!! Work with what ya got!

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

I love it! I just saw Tina's post and thought it looked cute to have a kitchen in the garden.

Florida Sue said...

I love it too. I never would have thought of it. Maybe I can just fancy up our working barbecue this way when it is not in use. hmmm

blushing rose said...

Now this is CLEVER & CREATIVE!! TTFN~ Marydon

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Sara G said...

What a cool idea!! Very unique.
You just might start a trend!!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

marmee said...

that is funny...is that grill still working? it might not be after all the dirt finds is way inbetween the grill slates. have fun!

Tootsie said...

YOU FREAKING ROCK!!!! I love this!!! I wonder if my husband would notice if I used his new gas grill??? lol
I LOVE IT>>>>nothing like a litte whimsy and recycling to make a tiny dash of the unexpected catch your eye!!!

Susie said...

I think that looks cute Darla. I'm all for recycling!

Jamie and Randy said...

Look at you! Good job!--Randy

tina said...

Well your hubby sure can't say anything as the grill IS off the deck. Too cute! You are so creative and who knows-it might just be a look that will catch on. I think you did a bang up job on it. And do you know what-we have a grill about to be dumped too.....hmmmmm....might have to do a Darla post and hopefully my husband will be understanding:)

tina said...

Now Darla, do you happen to have an old Hoosier laying around too? I may just post pictures of the rest of the kitchen and I think you can easily top them for fun! Great job!

Roses and Lilacs said...

LOL, it really changes the look of a grill.
Marnie

Twisted Fencepost said...

Funny!
But a great idea. You could put a dry sink in it and use it for potting.

Prospero said...

I can always say I say it here first.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

I love it Darla. I had an old grill I planted flowers in every year until the bottom fell through. I had to scoop up soil and flowers one morning when I went out. My son never throws anything away until he ask me if I want to plant flowers in it;-)

Rusty in Miami said...

Great idea for your old barbecue, now I know what to do with my when is time for a new one.

Leedra said...

What else can a person do with the old used grills. Looks like a plan to me.

lostlandscape (James) said...

What a great use of a barbecue! Even if it's functional, it'd be a great way to re-purpose it for those times when you're not using it.

Jean said...

Great use of junk! Love it!! I haven't been to visit anyone in awhile. I can't believe you actually did a post on the inside of your home. The curtains look great. A home is just like a garden- neither are ever completely finished! You always find one more thing you 'need'!!

Sue said...

I love it! I am reading your blog while eating supper, and I enlarged most of the photos to show Larry. I remember seeing something like that today in someone's driveway, and thought it was pretty cool. I like your chair there, too!

bennie and patsy said...

You go girl, green is good.
Patsy

Valerie said...

I love it. This is great. I have saw where people put flowers in an old boat but never a grill. You are so creative.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great idea Darla... It's hard to get rid of old grills---so why not use them in a new way!!!!!! In a year or sooner, you'll have plants almost totally covering up that old grill. NEAT idea!!!! I'll bet it catches on in youe neighborhood. Keep us posted---if you see more!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Lola said...

Great job Darla. I love it. Whimsy in the garden can cause one to stop long enough to look at all.

George said...

This is certainly a great way to recycle a grill. It will be interesting to see if it catches on in your neighborhood.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Darla: You take the word recycle to a whole new level.

Abe Lincoln said...

NOW I KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MY wife's old ironing board. It will go the way of her old clothes line. I can use it for setting my flowers on. Nice shot. Great, inspirational post.

Pick a Peck of Pixels is my photo blog with a difference -- I am hoping you are the difference. For this blog to be famous and me written about in the Wall Street Journal like I was in the seventies, will require more than a couple of dozen hits a day. If 10,000 visitors leave comments then it is instantly famous and your comments are part of history. Lets Make History.

Abe Lincoln said...

Absolutely. Use whatever you wish. This is a really nice solution to my wanting 10,000 visitors to my blog.

perennialgardener said...

What a clever way to repurpose an old grill. Better than it ending up in a landfill! It really adds character to the garden too. :)

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Darla~~ I love your sense of whimsy. Is that Fiber Optic grass? I love how everything is smothered in plants yet still looks like an outdoor room.

Skeeter said...

Your grill is fantastic! You put such thought into it and so much stuff to see that I had to enlarge the picture to get a better view at it all. Such detail you have there. What a perfect way to use stuff that would normally end up in the landfill wreaking havoc on our earth! This is wonderful and you did a great job. :-)

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Oh, my word, that really is something! And to think we just got rid of our old Weber kettle.

Jake said...

That looks interesting. Your gardens are staring to look like a public display garden which is cool. What is a Tipsy Planter?

JAKE

Shellmo said...

This is a FAB idea!!! Good use of recycling!

Carla said...

What fun!!! I was just thinking an old bbqer would be a great place to house new plants or starts. As the saying goes, being copied is the highest form of a compliment:)

flowergardengirl said...

I am in tears laughing so hard and you will be responsible for a run on old BBQ grills. That is a huge complement. Your gardens are grand.