Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Blake's Dumpster Diving Adventure

Hello Everyone...I hope you all have had a good and relativity dry week...we have had storms and about 4" of rain. Every thing is GREEN....SPRING HAS SPRUNG!!

So I have another addition to my blog courtesy of my son Blake...

Blake likes to go dumpster diving..hummm...wonder where he gets that from..."Wink"

Over the years he has found some really cool and really expensive things. His latest adventure he come up with some gutters...

He had been wanting to make a Herb garden in his back yard.

So now; how to mount them to the fence?

He has a Home Depot just a few blocks from his home, so I am sure that is where he found his solution.

He used Hanging Gutter Screws...

He said he trimmed the tubes to fit in the ends of the gutters.

He also cut the ends of the gutters to be able to fold like a box so that dirt would stay in.
Gutter Screws tubes / box end gutter 

This is with tubes trimmed and the ends of the gutters folded up like a box.

This picture shows the gutter mounted to the fence with all the gutter screws spaced evenly along the length of the gutter.
And this one shows the gutter filled with fresh potting soil and ready for planting.

And Finally the Gutter Herb Garden is finished....
Blake proved to be very creative with his gutter find and I know he will enjoy the Fresh Herb Garden being so convent to his kitchen....He likes to cook TOO...SMILES!!! 

I am always reminding him....REMEMBER YOUR MOM on your adventures..."Wink, Wink"

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have enjoyed getting to know my Oldest a little...He has a few more projects up his check back...BIG SMILES...

Until next time...

Charlene  with a special appearance by Blake

A update: Blake said he planted Cilantro, Thyme, Basil, Oregano, Garlic, and STRAWBERRIES...HUMMMM those are gonna be the most UNIQUE tasting Strawberries around...SMILES!!!

Love You Son...MOM

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  1. What an awesome idea! And I love going curbside cruising...and if I lived by a dumpster, I might be tempted myself haha.

    1. I am right there with you Miranda, I wish I knew where some good dumpsters were...I would be checking them out on a regular

  2. Very nice, I love re-purposing things!

    1. thanks Katy, I love the fact that my son loves the same things that I do and has an open mind to anything is possible...charlene


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