Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Blogger friends …

One of the perks of blogging is getting to know people that I would never have met otherwise. One of these is from the neighboring state of Virginia. She calls herself Possum and her informative blog is “My Little Corner of the World”. A friend and I actually visited her a few years back and were in awe of her gardening expertise, as shown here:
But, as lovely as this is it doesn't tell the whole story. She was in a severe auto accident back in the 70’s and it has greatly impeded her ability to garden. Bending over or sitting on the ground, or even on a low stool, is almost impossible for her so, rather than give up, Possum took it as a challenge and the outcome is what she calls her “Stand-uppidty garden”.
She uses a 100 gallon Big Bag Bed from Smart Pots.
They come in a variety of sizes and can be used for any and all of the projects in her amazing garden. The largest bag opens to a diameter of 4 feet and holds as much potting soil as a 4x4 garden. It is extremely sturdy and she can make as many “uppity” gardens as she wants by just putting a Big Bag Bed on top of a sturdy base.
And the smaller bags? They come with the complete endorsement of the many cats who roam and relax in this outdoor paradise !



Blogger Marie Smith said...

It is amazing how people can adapt to circumstances and situations and carry on with life. How wonderful!

9:24 PM  
Blogger Arkansas Patti said...

So glad she didn't give up her pleasure but found a way to work around the problem. Clever and smart. Kudos.

12:14 PM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Great perseverance. You can actually get raised tables, like one of my friends.

4:35 AM  
Blogger Beatrice P. Boyd said...

I had to smile when reading this post, Ginnie, as we know Possum from our years of living on the VA eastern shore. She lives just down the road from our home there. And we are familiar with her stand-uppity garden as Grenville helped build an original one for her. And her yard is indeed a beautiful oasis of blooming plants.

4:31 AM  
Blogger possum said...

Hey Ginnie! Thanks for the posting - and the compliments. I just finished building Stand-Uppity #3 and posting a How-To-Do-It on my blog. Like the others, it is a 4x4 but this one is made out of cedar and is square like the first one Grenville built for me. The round garden bag is filled and ready for warmer weather and seeds. Used pony poop in that one, cow poop in the new one.
I can barely wait to get them planted!

3:11 PM  

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