Monday, July 01, 2019

A blogger friends “Stand Uppity Garden”

I can't believe that it's been 7 years since I traveled to Virginia to meet and enjoy the weekend with my blogger friend Possum of “My Little Corner of the World”. What a delight it was and look at the lovely garden that welcomed me. 

Not only is it gorgeous but it is a testament to her spirit and creativity. She was in a severe auto accident back in the 70’s and was told that she would never walk again but she would not accept that verdict. Now she does walk on her own two feet but it isn't easy. Her great love is gardening but bending over or sitting on the ground, or even on a low stool, is almost impossible for her so, with the help of some friends, she built her first “Stand Uppity Garden” (as she calls it) in 2009. However they didn’t use treated wood as it would have affected the produce so it did not stand the test of time.
She still loved the idea though and when she found Smart Pots her problem was solved. She mightily improved her idea of a standing high garden by using their 100 gallon Big Bag Bed.
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...

I have a raised bed in my garden so I don’t have to get low for gardening. It is perfect for me. Love this garden, thanks for sharing.

4:59 PM  
Blogger Arkansas Patti said...

Raised beds are perfect for those of us with aging backs. How cute of the cat to have found such a soft bed.

7:06 AM  
Blogger Beatrice P. Boyd said...

We were kiving on the VA eastern shore when our mutual friend, Possum, started with her first stand-upppity gardening. In fact, I believe that Grenville helped with the construction. Unfortunately wood doesn’t stand the test of time well in often humid conditions. And, you are right about Possum’s determination to overcome obstacles as she is a very determined and focused individual. And, her gardens are beautiful.

4:16 AM  

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