This year–2010, I’m building a potager down by by little shed Copper Top Cottage but thought you would like to see what I did for 2008. I call it The Old Window Garden.
I built a planter out of old windows this year(2008). My neighbors loved it and thought of me every time a window was discarded. I was given so many windows that my new gardening shed will be made of them. The garden above was enclosed with old windows and kept out the bunnies and deer. MrD teased me and said the deer would jump the fence….and some of you teased me too…..but the deer never did I’ll have you know. I had more tomatoes than there are stars in the sky.
The harvest above was quite an every other day event. I have tomatoes put up for the next ten years or so. German Johnson’s did the best but I had Early Girls and Better Boys that ran a close second and third.
Window boxes on a garden fence seems like the right thing to do don’t cha think? It made the vegetables happy and gave them a day off every now and then. My garden tries to please me and is quite successful in doing so.
Do you have a spot of vinca growing in a berry bucket? Or a Tulip magnolia taking root? Let a few of the plants spill over to the outside of the windows too.
I saw as many bees drinking from this bird bath as birds. Forget using the potting bench as it became a lean-to for the mater vines.
And do you grow Dichondra there amongst the herbs and flowers?
The gardens have some flowers and the flowers have a garden.
Want to build one for yourself?
See, you can remove it easily if you need to.
Hinges and a good rock to keep the gate secure. The rock keeps the door from opening on to the window box and flowers. The gate is secured with two more hook screws and a wire fashioned with two holes.
The rain was always welcome.
And in October when the all but the lettuce was gone….the lantana grew and grew and grew. That is one plant! It is Luscious Citrus Blend Lantana by Proven Winners. It came to me in a little 4″ pot. Craziest thing I’ve ever seen. Good soil huh? You can read how I grow such massive plants in a short time—from May to October, in my sidebar. It’s under, Why Mushroom Compost Works!, and believe me….it has worked for years and years for me not matter where I have lived.
Will you be doing some gardening in such a fashion?