Vertically Challenged

lindasewandsew(So Cal 9)July 11, 2011

My friend Edna gave me these plastic terra cotta color lawn edgings. They're turned upside down, fastened with wire to a metal rack and planted with sedum starts. The letters are cut from license plates and attached with small metal screws to an old metal sign that's painted black and splattered with terra cotta color paint. It's 60 inches tall and 18 inches wide. Of course, the soil mix if from Al's recipe. The plants seem to love that soil. Thanks again Al. The most surprising part is that it's actually finished, lol. Linda

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howelbama(7 NJ)

Looks really nice! How are you watering? By hand?

    Bookmark   July 11, 2011 at 11:02PM
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lindasewandsew(So Cal 9)

Thanks howelbama. I have no grass in the yard, just some flower beds and containers, and water everything by hand. Most plants in the yard are drought tolerant and need no water, so it's not too difficult. Linda

    Bookmark   July 13, 2011 at 1:42AM
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littleluey(Zone 9)

that is a great idea, my wife will like that. What brand are those edgings? i tried searching for them on lowe's and home depot web sites but no luck

    Bookmark   July 15, 2011 at 4:33PM
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lindasewandsew(So Cal 9)

Thanks, littleluey. Those edgings may be old and no longer manufactured, but we can't know for sure. Edna found a lot of them at a yard sale. I found 4 at a thrift store but have never seen them anywhere else. Here's a photo of some in her yard. The tops of mine are rounded off with a razor blade. They look ok either way. There are some that look like bricks and rocks that could probably have one side cut off to achieve the same idea. Everything's an experiment, lol. Linda

    Bookmark   July 16, 2011 at 2:10AM
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littleluey(Zone 9)

you are right Linda, thanks for the idea anyway. I will keep my eyes open for those. I went to Lowe's and i saw the brick ones you mentioned but find them too shallow.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2011 at 12:50PM
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