I’ve been eyeing my husbands fire pit for some time now. We got it a few years back & enjoyed many lovely evenings by the fire. However for the better part of the last year or two it’s sat untouched because of a city bylaw banning wood burning fires, including fire pits. Alright. Seems reasonable enough.
So back to my plan. I’ve been working on my husband for some time. Every once in a while I’d grumble about it being in the way, and then add: “One of these days I’m going to plant this thing!” and he’d laugh and we’d carry on.
Last week I decided it was time. So I did a check with the husband to make sure it wasn’t going to bug him if he came home and found it planted. He feigned displeasure, but agreed.
Cut to yesterday. We had a couple hours until we needed to be at family’s house to celebrate my birthday, and I was twitching to plant. I have been slowly collecting some interesting Sedum’s & the time had finally come. So I skipped outside and got to work.
First I collected up all my supplies. Dirt, rocks, plants and an old clay mask that my husband dropped & broke years ago. I filled up the fire pit with a good container mix and placed the pieces of mask around a Sedum that I had dug out of the front garden. I played with it until I was happy with the results. Then I dug in the other specimens.I don’t know the names of all of these little plants. Most were unlabeled plant sale finds, and others were dug up & split from my front garden. Ahhh what do you do.
Anywhoo, once everything was where I wanted it, I placed the rocks.Some are big, and some little. All of them are stunning on a rainy day like yesterday. River rocks have such beautiful colouring!Of course the plants are outstanding too!I made sure to thank my husband profusely! I’m in love with this re-used fire pit!
Later at dinner I found out why he was suddenly so okay with my re purposing his old toy. The kids got me a new fire pit for my birthday. This one is gas, which is no problem with our local by-laws.
Sneaky husband! He’s great at letting me think I’m getting my way, when really he’s pulling all the strings!