Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Thanks Adam and Freecycle!
I have spoken of Freecycle many times before and will continue to do so because I just love this group! I have been fortunate to be the recipient of many wonderful things for my garden. Some things include pickup trucks full of Stella de Oro, limestone blocks, concrete chunks, concrete pillars, irises, peonies, millstones like things, metal fencing, and bricks, to name just a few.
Adam recently posted on Freecycle "Offer: Bricks". I can tell you that caught my eye quickly! I LOVE bricks in my garden. All stone is good because it does not rot and fits right in. I can usually maneuver it easily and bricks are my favorite material to work with. It is so classic and fits into all landscapes. I responded right a way and was stunned I was chosen to pick up these beautiful bricks.
Adam said he had about 150 of them when he posted. When all was said and done on the sunny day I picked them up, there were 340! Adam worked very hard at digging them out of an old and established garden. The homeowner wants to remake her garden and she left the job in Adam's capable hands. I did ask Adam several times if he was sure he wanted to give all these bricks away and he assured me yes. He was planning to edge the new gardens with a more modern type of edging material. I know, I know-maybe bricks aren't modern but they sure are classic and I can't imagine not using them in my garden, but I am betting Adam will make this garden beautiful and perfect for the homeowner.
I convinced Adam to pose for a picture with the bricks for my trusty camera and he was okay with being posted on here. I want to say thanks Adam! And be sure to email me when you are have the rest out!
There is no guarantee you will get some great bricks, but I do guarantee you will not be disappointed with this worthy email group. If you have a good story to share about Freecycle or friends sharing with you-do let us know here at....
in the garden....
Adam, the election will be a very interesting thing and thanks for making my day with you kind comments about my email and blog! I hope I didn't disappoint. Glad to see this blog works!