My Super Cool Garden

As I have mentioned in the past, I have taken up gardening. I don’t have a tiller and I am not about to try and dig up the ground by hand, so I started pricing what it would cost to do a raised garden. Most raised garden kits cost somewhere around $60-$120. How ever at Home Depot I found a deal that was almost too good to be true. Four foot by four foot raise garden for $34.98.

Oh, but we all know that for me it is not that easy. I have come to believe that I am pathologically incapable of not personalizing things… I really can’t help it… It’s a compulsion. So along with the garden kit I also bought a can of Rust-Oleum Painters touch Ultra Cover in Red.

Step 1

I laid all the pieces out flat on a table with a drop cloth under them  and painted over them till the can was empty.

Step 2

I got out some scrap booking paper (I am not a scrap booker, but I have found it useful to have the pretty paper handy) and cut out some flower and butterfly shapes.

Step 3

I lined up the boards that go together and with some mod podge I started pasting on my pretty designs. I took a blade and cut some of the pieces so that they would fit together nicely when the garden was assembled. Then I drew on the butterfly’s body with a Sharpy.

Step 4

When the mod podge had dried, I once again spread some over the top of my designs as a protective coat. Now the problem with using mod podge is that it is water soluble. I know what you are thinking. I just pasted paper to an outdoor garden with water soluble glue. That doesn’t sound too bright.

Step 5

My solution to the wind and whether? After everything was dry and ready I put on two thick coats of Minwax Fast-Drying Polyurethane Superior Durability Clear Satin. After that dried the only thing left to do was assemble and fill it.

My garden turned out exactly how I envisioned. I have had a couple of people ask if I used an old sand box for my garden and I have had to assure then that, “no” I am just weird and I did that on purpose.Then the Girls and I started planting.

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One Response to My Super Cool Garden

  1. Kersten Searle says:

    Do I get props for digging and hoeing my entire 800 sq ft garden? And right now it needs a major weeding. I think your box is very cute.

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