Sunday, June 08, 2008


A few years ago our Californian friends Quiet Rage & family visited us. We all made efforts to spruce the house up before they arrived. One of the things i did was invest in some beautiful and expensive blue glazed pots for either side of the front door. I planted them up and thdey looked spectacular!

Until the day I forgot to apply my handbrake fully and the car rolled forward, cracking one pot into pieces. I was really upset. Phil comforted me with the fact I still had one pot left. A few days later (and how I managed this I do not know!) I drove into the remaining pot and broke that, too :( It was too expensive and risky to replace them with identical pots so I bought plastic ones. However, I couldn't bear to just chuck out my lovely pots so I sank them into the soil and grew plants around them...and here is one of them.

I have new pots in the front now; but they are aluminium and unlikely to crack if I once again drive into them.

Happy Project Blue Sunday, everyone.

9 comments:

Raven said...

Sorry about your beautiful blue pots. What clever way to keep them as part of your garden.

Akelamalu said...

You drove into the pots???? Remind me never to stand in front of you when you're driving! ((wink))

Dianne said...

what a great idea to plant pot ;)

the blue is beautiful and although I'm sure you hated losing them as planters perhaps they were always meant for the earth.

Happy Sunday to you too!

Kerri said...

What a FABULOUS way of keeping something special to you! The color is LOVELY!

DeLi said...

i like its blueness... and im not as brave as akelamalu..ill sturely stay out of yoru driving way :-0

Anonymous said...

You must take more water with it Dear!! xx
Big love CH

picperfic said...

oh dear...but what a good idea, I like the photo! Oh and ignore me if you like but I have tagged you over on my my blog...sorry!

Astrid said...

You went through all that trouble just for us? Sorry you drove into them;)

JAM said...

Blue is flat-out my favorite color. I love blue clothes, cars, guitars, and whatever else is made in blue.

That shade you have here is amazing. Lovely Wife has a couple of pots that color. She keeps them on the back patio around the pool (and far away from sneaky cars).