Rusty Wheelbarrow

luvs2clickJuly 27, 2011

My kids rescued this rusty wheelbarrow for me (they know me well) and this is my first experience planting wave petunias. Happy with how it's filling out. It's nice to just wheel it up to the faucet to water it also!

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jeannespines

A 'functional' wheelbarrow...that's even better yet! Those look like the Wave Petunias I grow in my Tipsy Buckets...aren't they gorgeous! Love it! TFS! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2011 at 4:11PM
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nancelee

That's gorgeous! How many plants did you put in there?

    Bookmark   July 27, 2011 at 5:07PM
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Marlene Kindred

How Pretty! Your petunias are doing wonderful and what a great way to save an old wheelbarrow.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2011 at 5:10PM
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marylee_2010

That is really nice. I like that you can wheel it to your faucet for watering.

Marylee

    Bookmark   July 27, 2011 at 7:32PM
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sunnyca_gw

Beautiful! And I love your walk & the garden around it!! Very nice setting, the pink flowers set the area off nicely! Jan

    Bookmark   July 27, 2011 at 7:34PM
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sorie6(6b ok.)

Very pretty and good way to recycle! I agree your garden is very nice!!

    Bookmark   July 27, 2011 at 9:17PM
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luvs2click

Thanks for the comments. You should have seen me trying to poke holes in the bottom of the wheelbarrow for drainage - that bugger is tough - really a shame that I did because it was a nice strong bottom. I just used a hammer and a nail and I had to beat it forever, about broke my eardrums. The wheel is a little past it's prime and the WB isn't very deep or I might have just used it in the garden. I do have another deep one that I use.
Nancelee - I believe it was 16 wave petunias I put in there.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2011 at 11:38PM
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nonacook(8bFL)

LOL---You are driving nail holes, and I am trying to keep mine from leaking too much. Here where we have been having a drought (until the last few weeks) I could not keep enough water in mine....
I lined it with heavy duty plastic, and just poked a couple of tiny holes in that. Finally--didn't have to water every day!
The wave petunias make a wonderful display.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2011 at 9:21AM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

Beautiful! It looks like my dad's wheelbarrow which he bought in the 50s or 60s and is still going strong at my mom's.
I'll have to keep an eye on it to see when it starts rusting out.
Kathy

    Bookmark   July 28, 2011 at 9:56AM
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luvs2click

Nonacook - I have heard of lining pots with disposable diapers to hold moisture - actually have done that before in my bicycle baskets. I suppose that would work in wheelbarrows too, maybe even adult sized diapers!

    Bookmark   July 28, 2011 at 11:12AM
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nonacook(8bFL)

Luvs, I have heard that too, but never did try it. I
think I still have one package left over from when Bill
was sick. May have to try it....
I did buy some of the 'gel' that you can put in pots and used it some, but I try not to have too many containers
anymore. Not like I did when I had over 300 varieties of houseplants in the late 1970s.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2011 at 7:48PM
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jlily(Z6)

That is one beautiful wheel barrow. I LOVE the Wave Petunias and your walk area. Jlily

    Bookmark   July 29, 2011 at 3:49PM
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