from the employee owners at Gardener's Supply Co.

Random Acts of Gardening — in the Woods

Practice random acts of gardening bumper stickerLast week, I found myself looking out the window and watching it snow in mid-April. I began to think about these bumper stickers we have that say “Practice Random Acts of Gardening.” I was trying to think, what would be a random act of gardening — even if I could not be in the garden yet?

The perfect solution came to me. Recently I Sap buckets before getting a colorful coverhad been looking at our PatioArt Planter Slipcovers. Even though it’s too early for gardening here in Vermont, it is the end of the maple-sugaring season. I thought, “I bet the slipcovers would cover a sap bucket!”

It just happened that one of my co-workers was going to be boiling sap to make maple syrup. I went to his property and followed through on my random act of “gardening.” I covered his sap buckets with the covers and brought some new life into the woods! The result:

After: A splash of color on those sap bucketsWhat do you think? What other random acts could we have done with these slipcovers? I hear some employees have found the larger sizes make an interesting skirt!

Chip Fiess Chip Fiess works in e-commerce at Gardeners Supply and grows a small garden off the deck of his condo. He wants to inspire a new generation of gardeners to get dirty, have fun and grow food!


  1. Anonymous
    April 20, 2013    

    The slip covers look okay, uthow did it effect the critters in the
    forest of maple trees?

  2. Gilda
    April 22, 2013    

    I love reading your blog! Refreshing and inspiring.

    Thanks for sharing!

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