Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Chim Chimney, Chim Chimney, Chim, Chim, Chiroo!

I does what I like and I like what I do!

So what do I do?
With a chimney top that flew
Right off the roof?
First, I suggest you replace that chimney top! Phew!

Now that you have taken care of business, let's see what we can do with that old chimney top, shall we?

First: stare at your chimney top for a bit:

From all angles!

Wow! Isn't that rust soo beautiful? If only I could "fix" it and then simply hang it from something. Something very heavy and sturdy.

I could do that, but I was too hungry to do anything heavy.
I could pad up the sides with cardboard from old packing boxes

Then dig up some soil from the yard. In may case, it was Earthworm Central and I couldn't insert the trowel without catching a good number. Here is one of them that did not want to quit! And he was the thinner ones too!

Now, to find a plant. Not hard. Several of my plants have not yet made it to their permanent homes, thanks to my unparalleled procrastination skills.

This guy, in a pot too small for him, is one example:

Every bend in the plant corresponds to when it got too hot and I neglected to water it!

And here is the "chimney pot" after I watered the poor thirsty plant! It would look lovely sitting on something concrete, but I am too tired now to haul it up to the front yard and set it up all pretty!

Once I have some more time, I plan on making some small holes on the sides of the planter and sticking some succulents in it! Or even creeping thyme or something

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Deepak said...

love the recycling!

varsha said...

you is awesome : you alwaaays make me smile .Smart thinking is beautiful in action.
But won't the cardboard rot ?

Agnija Bharathi said...

It will rot Varsha. Especially since I put in a few earthworms, but it will just make the soil that much better. It will take a couple of years, by then this plant will go it its permanent home, so I may fill the sides with something a little more permanent before I change what goes inside!

Agnija Bharathi said...

Thanks, Deepak!