Since our soil is thin and utter crap, we're stuck with a container garden. But who wants an army of pots in their backyard? But then what do I find in my inspiration folder (that I've been saving pics into for years) but a picture of a canoe garden. YESSIR I'LL HAVE ONE OF THOSE PLEASE.
I posted an ad online, asking if anyone had an irrepairable canoe they'd like to get rid of. Long shot, eh? NOT REALLY! Within 24 hours, I'd found this little gem:
Our yard is sloped, so I spent a bit of the day digging out a divot in the yard for the canoe to rest in. I didn't want the weight of the soil to cause even more cracking and buckling in the canoe.
|Don't mind all of the weeds. Those little suckers are history!|
Have you used an unusual item as a garden? Some people have recommend old tires to me, which apparently helps extend the growing season because it keeps the soil warm for longer. I can't help but think that all the crap in tires can't be good for veggies, although that could be a fun idea for flowers...