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Pushing up Daisies or Work Boots Recycled

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Project by Harold and Pam posted 06-14-2010 01:36 PM 1567 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I remember buying these boots during the winter of 1977 while living in Greenfield, Massachusetts and attending Hallmark Institute of Photography. That winter was a very cold and snowy one. As one snow storm buried us in the northeast, the relentless snow blew its way all the way down to Florida, where I live today!

These little boots served me well for many years through the snow storms of the north, hurricanes of the south, and all around hiking and yard work. Now they “rest in peace” pushing up daisies – such as Melampodium!!

-- Pam grows 'em - I cook 'em...... Melbourne, Fl



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hardiness zone 10b

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Radicalfarmergal

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 06-14-2010 01:58 PM

A very clever container choice. I love the contrast of an old boot with cheerful blooming flowers.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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Bon

7374 posts in 2388 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 06-14-2010 01:59 PM

They look pretty nice holding those daisies.A good entry for the challenge.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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Iris43

3807 posts in 2237 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 06-14-2010 03:25 PM

The choice of daisy type flowers looks great in these old time-worn boots. I agree, a good entry for container gardening.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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MsDebbieP

14682 posts in 2608 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 06-14-2010 09:05 PM

what a wonderful story and definitely a great entry for our challenge!!
I need to get Rick working harder so he can give me some old boots :)

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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stefang

393 posts in 1587 days
hardiness zone 7

posted 06-14-2010 10:17 PM

That was a wonderful idea and very picturesque. Now I will have to hide in my work shop in case my wife thinks like Debbie.

-- Mike the reluctant gardening assistant of Lillian

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donjoe

220 posts in 1593 days
hardiness zone 7

posted 06-15-2010 03:22 AM

Very clever container. Looks nice.

-- Donnie in sunny South Carolina

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Harold and Pam

253 posts in 1682 days
hardiness zone 10b

posted 06-15-2010 04:17 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments and well wishes for the contest. Yes, yes… my wifie is clever – she’s always coming up with ideas!

-- Pam grows 'em - I cook 'em...... Melbourne, Fl

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Desktopgem

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posted 07-03-2010 10:50 AM

I can’t help imagining if they just picked up and walked or ran down the street! A great idea!

-- Desktopgem

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