Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Our DIY tree planters

This is really completely Mr. Bromeliad's DIY. My sole contribution was measuring and marking some wood.

The highly resourceful Mr. Bromeliad set off for Home Depot one Saturday morning when he came across a deck being torn out. He picked up the discarded treated wood and never went to Home Depot.

Below you see the rustic conditions under which an urban DIYer must work. Mr. B used a hand saw for his cuts, a paintbucket as as table and his lap as a sawhorse. (A friend with power tools did the top piece for us as shown above. It was impossible to cut the angles with a hand saw, not for lack of trying.)

Now both of our big shrubs are snug for the winter.

Are you still enjoying outdoor spaces where you are?


  1. while I was living in NYC I was missing some 'real' gardening! now I'm back in a real life front and back yard... but it's a lot of work!
    excellent job, Mr. Bromeliad!

  2. They turned out great. I have LOTS of outdoor spaces near me, but all of them are the responsibility of city workers :)

  3. Well done, Mr B. They look sturdy, beautiful, and expensive.

  4. Stephanie @ henry happenedOctober 24, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    this looks so nice and relaxing! I imagine it's a great place to be!