Saturday, April 30, 2011

An anonymous donation

As I was leaving for work this morning, I noticed something odd in one of my front beds near the curb. I put the car in park to check it out. They were planter stands all in a tangle, no longer needed, apparently, by someone who thought I could make use of them.
I was very touched, sure that the generous person was intent on finding a good home where these worn items could be useful again, and they will be. (Maybe he or she even noticed that I am about out of ground and in need of other options.) Some wire-brushing and Rustoleum paint will fix them up fine, I think, unless they're vinyl coated. Hope not. I probably won't repaint them white. I tend to like red or maybe green. Perhaps some petunias or lantana, but I'll entertain anyone's suggestions. I think some pretty ceramic pots would be lovely if I can find them on sale. And definitely, I'll place the matching ones in the front garden to show my appreciation.


  1. Wow, that is really a nice surprise anonymous gift. I know they will look lovely whatever you do with them. Look forward to seeing pictures later.

    Have a lovely weekend ~ FlowerLady

  2. Oh, how nice! Whoever donated them know the best that he/she found the best home for these stands. Do you have TJmaxx, Ross, or Marshalls in your area? If so, you may find some nice pots in their home section with reasonable price. I bought two medium sized blue glazed pots there with $16 each.

  3. What a nice surprise! So now you know that you are officially recognized as a great gardener in your neighborhood :-)!

  4. You know what you can also do with those? Buy a cute plastic plate from Bed Bath and Beyond and glue it to the top and you have a nice little drink table to put beside a lounge chair. My two plant stands are now being used that way on the porch.