Week 10 – Portable Gardens and a Contest

This is the second post today.  There is a special for the upcoming Garden Party and Tour so please make sure you see the invitation.


Today the apprentices Matt, Allison and Michelle planted a portable garden.  Also, I’m having a portable garden contest.  See the details below.

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Portable gardens are great.  You can plant them up and use them as a welcome arrangement for your guests; is it too hot? move them in the shade; is it too cool? move them in the sun; is it going to hail? move them under cover.  You can plant some veggies or make it beautiful (not that veggies are ugly but you know what I mean).  Cover up that ugly spot in the lawn so your guests don’t have to look at it.

Get creative.  Plant what you want in it.  Just make sure whatever you choose has good drainage.  An old wheel barrow may have enough leaks and holes but if not make sure it has a way to drain.  Maybe a cute old wagon?  Maybe an old bicycle with a basket on it?  Hmmmm, what would you choose?  Fill it with some good soil (remember no wood chips) and plant away.

Let’s have some fun!!  I’m having a contest for my readers.  Post pictures of your portable gardens in my comment section.  I will post them in a special blog post and will have the apprentices help me choose one winner.  The more creative and unique the better.  Let’s see them!!  I know you’re creative and they are out there.  Paste them in the comment section with your first name and your city by June 16th.  I know there are readers out there from other countries and all are welcome to participate.  I will announce a winner on the June 19th blog.


Apprentices are not eligible

the portable garden must be able to be moved around easily

it must be owned by you and reside on your property and be your creation


If you don’t already have one you have about 10 days to get crackin’

I’ll mail the winner a softcover copy of my book Rob and David’s Garden.   This is a book I made and shows the beautiful garden that Rob and David have created and we get to work in every week.  To see a copy of the book just look to the right on the blog page and under Blogroll you will see some links.  Click on Rob and David’s Garden book and you can preview it.  It’s a $24.00 value so come on.  We want to see how creative you all are. 

Now, get out there and get gardening!!

To see this week’s segment on portable gardens please go to:  http://www.9news.com/story/life/home-garden/proctors-tips/2014/06/05/proctor-portable-garden/10005745/






About pbodwell

Master Gardener; Nat'l Award Winning Photographer; Garden Writer; Artist - art books, print maker, hot glass, wire jewelry designer; sometime quilter; new homesteader; bee keeper; very crafty; Baseball fan, enthusiast, and researcher; all things vintage
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