With all the rosemania going on in our garden this year (we are adding 75 or so roses … I know, I know, it “seems” excessive but several of them were gifts, but more about that later), Mr. G is getting a bit concerned about veggie space. In an attempt to secure a spot for his veggies, he did one of the things he does best—built something out of wood.
Mr. G is a very good garden assistant, but his “real” hobby is wood working. He has built everything from stage sets to thousands of craft items for places like Michaels (remember the tole painting & craft era?!), to school projects for the kids and garden fences & arbors. And, who could forget the potting shed and the dirt drawer?
When a craftsman wants veggie boxes here’s how it goes…
The project started with a trip to Lowes with Mr. Bennet to pick out wood.
In the wood shoppe there is everything you need to build just about anything with wood… including a laser guided miter saw. (Whatever that is?)
I think veggie plants will be very happy in these beautiful boxes. However, I must say that I think the mini flora roses on the For Love of Roses website I was looking at last night would fit in there very nicely too. But, we won’t talk about that … at this time. 🙂
9 thoughts on “A Craftsman and His Veggies”
These are beautiful boxes! Nice work Mr. G. 🙂
Now where can I get a man like Mr. G? Mr B is handsome…does he carry tools! 😉
Does Mr G add a false bottom to these to reduce amount of soil required to fill?
What an awesome craftsman you have there. Impressive. My father is an Old World woodworking craftsman, a skill he learned growing up in Germany, so I truly appreciate anything handcrafted out of wood.Can’t wait for you to post pics of the veggies you will be growing in these…. Great job Mr.G!
Our whole family love the smell of fresh cut wood!! We’ll post veggie pics.
Nicely done, they look gorgeous. I built three this spring to grow more herbs and veggies. I was impressed with how easy they are to build.
Where are you finding all your roses, and what types are you planting? I have about 120 right now, antiques, shrubs, Austin, polyanthas, etc. Thanks.
Very Impressive 🙂