Monday, December 05, 2011

Snow Plow Mailboxes

Monday, December 5, 2011

I always liked this picture of our daylilies and other display gardens when the flower farm was located at our home on Peacham Pond Road in Marshfield. The house in the photo is owned by a friend now who used to work for us.

If you look closely you will see a green mailbox standing in front of a crab apple tree towards the house. I always save old mailboxes when the road crew misses with the wing plow and leaves me sputtering and the box laying in a snow bank. Over time I have too many for my patience but they serve follow up duty in the gardens and never get nailed there!

I use the boxes for paper and pencils for customers with memories as bad as mine. Also include a knife, shears, small shovels, all the tools I don't carry around with me. The key is getting them back to the mailbox when you're done. It works for me--might be worth a try for you too.

Best gardening wishes from Vermont Flower Farm!

George Africa
The Vermont Gardener

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