For years I’ve told my husband that I don’t want a vase full of dead flowers for Valentine’s Day, or jewelry that will likely gather dust in a box somewhere. Instead, he has always bought me plants with the roots attached or some other garden-related gift. One year it was a little pond, one year a bunch of hyacinths, daffodils, etc. in a bowl. Those I still have and they are over 10 years old.
This Valentines he didn’t get me plants with roots. So what’s better than plants to get a Belle of Dirt? A place to PUT plants into DIRT, that’s what! He spent this weekend putting together a new greenhouse, just in time for seed starting and spring planting.
It’s freaking huge! He added a couple of fold up tables for me to use as potting benches. I have a place to keep my tools now, and store bags of mulch or dirt until I use them and pot plants. Plant potting has been one of those thing that I’ve always done on the back porch, balancing things on the railing and dropping my trowel in the yard AT LEAST 3-4 times.
I’m hoping this greenhouse will give me a great place to rehab a couple things that need a little extra help, I may even try growing my peppers in it this year instead of in the garden. (Peppers LOVE heat)
Thank you Mister Man. You made her entire spring! 🙂
Girl who plays in dirt
4 thoughts on “What to get girls that play in dirt”
Aww. What a great gift! I know my priorities have shifted too; I still like pretty flowers, but when they still have the roots attached- bonus! I’m hoping for a new potting bench. 🙂
I’ve seen some really fantastic potting benches on Pinterest. If you or your Valentine are handy at all, you might think about going that route! 🙂
My husband made me one out of pallets a couple of years ago, but it is ready to retire. 🙂 http://coffeetocompost.com/2014/05/17/pallet-potting-bench/ I really liked the storage, and the fact that I could put cuttings on the bottom level (out of the Florida sun) to let them get established.
Ooh! I really love that and we have a bunch of pallets sitting around. 🙂