Living in a condo doesn’t give you a lot of opportunity to nurture your green thumb but I always look forward to the month of June. June is when us northerners get all our planter pots prettied-up and set out for the glorious summer days ahead.
With that in mind, I diligently hit my local garden centre June 6th, planted everything with tender care and then waited for the rain to stop…..and waited….and waited some more (Alberta’s been hit hard).
Last year, I went banana’s and the porch overflowed with GIANT pots of blooms. So pretty but a little tricky for visitors.
This year, I decided I’d pretty things up with a couple of craft projects and smaller pots. I just loved this dainty ‘Teacup Bird Bath’ I got at the local Farmers Market , but in typical Boomdee fashion, I smashed it to bits before summer even started 😦 By the way, FYI, this happens often and you should never take me into a china shop. I salvaged the copper pipe and fitting so I could look for a new teacup.
Naturally, I headed to the Antique Mall, but wasn’t able to find
a well priced cheap one. So, I settled for this vintage planter at only $6. You see them around all the time. Maybe storks, teddy’s and the like.
A cute little cast-away from a long past, but special day. Worthy of a rescue? I think so and as you know, I just adore vintage. It can hold water, bird seed or even peanuts for a special friend.
I used some Epoxy glue (water-resistant) to attached a copper cap to the bottom. Once dry, place it atop your copper pipe and add it to your garden. Easy-breezy!
I can’t wait for a little feathered visitor to come by and wet their whistle. For now I just hope it stops raining long enough to enjoy my pretty porch.