Monday, August 17, 2015

Truckload of Annuals

 Annuals planted in cargo bed of old pickup truck

Every year for the past three (and probably many more), this rusty, old pickup truck's cargo bed has been a planter filled with annuals.

Longer view

The road is higher up than the driveway so the truck is easily seen from the road when we drive southerly to Whitby. I think the flags are celebrating the Pan American Games and the Parapan American Games held this year in Toronto as the baseball games were played just down the highway a bit.

55 comments:

Mari said...

Such a functional old buddy. That's cool! His service would be mostly appreciated when people see how beautifully the field is done.

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, I love the old red truck and the pretty flowers. It is a cheery sight to see from the road! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, I love the old red truck and the pretty flowers. It is a cheery sight to see from the road! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Revrunner said...

Sure beats having to unload them. :-)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Makes a fabulous display EG, sunshine colours :)

Rebecca said...

Love it!

Sandra said...

the truck by itself is a treasure and the flowers make it even better. great idea

Mary Hone said...

What a great idea. I love the truck, and the flowers are beautiful.

Jeevan said...

At glance I though the truck was transporting flower plants! Nice use with the cargo bed of the abandoned truck. Stunning in red

Susan Anderson said...

The truck sets those flowers off perfectly! What a fun idea.

=)

abrianna said...

I like that idea and it makes for a striking photograph.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

That's nice.

DeniseinVA said...

It dresses up the old truck beautifully!

William Kendall said...

Quite a handy truck to drive!

Kate said...

I'd like to have a few of those plants! Been out of the loop for days without cell or wifi in our lovely Lake Michigan cottage in Door County, Wi. Wish I could live here again!
Right now briefly visiting a coffee shop to use cell and pick up messages. Will visit again soon! Still posting automatically, tho!

Halcyon said...

That's a great way to showcase the flowers!

VP said...

A good idea and a nice subject for some photos!

Penelope Puddlisms said...

I have seen a lot of goods transported over the years that have been less than healthy so to see these flower beds being trucked about is definitely a refreshing change!

Birdman said...

Ha. A good use for a once fine truck.

Stephanie said...

Wonderful idea!

LindyLou Mac said...

Such a fun idea!

Margaret Adamson said...

This duo wors very well.

Simone Felic said...

Como ficou bonito este caminhão cheio de flores, adorei.
Abraços.

http://eueminhasplantinhas.blogspot.com.br/

Debbie said...

what a find, gorgeous!!!!

ladyfi said...

Oo - that is so pretty!

Sylvia K said...

That's different and beautiful and so colorful!! I love it! What a great use of an old truck!! Hope your week is off to a great start!!

Jacquelineand.... said...

Guess they really wanted a flower 'bed', hmmmm?

Rose said...

This is just so cool! A wonderful idea...glad you have shown it to us.

mick said...

Great photo. The truck and the flowers are a great combination.

Phil Slade said...

That puts the old truck to good use doesn't it? Far better to make a lovely wayside attraction like that than have it rusting away with no one caring about it.

jeannettestgermain said...

That red truck has something endearing!

colleen said...

I thought they were tomatoes!

cieldequimper said...

Pretty!

Montanagirl said...

Great Red Truck with all the beautiful flowers!

Linda W. said...

What an unusual planter! But I like it.

Gail Dixon said...

Flowers in a dump truck--that's an image you don't see every day! Whoever thought to do this was brilliant. Love!!!

Fun60 said...

Upcycling at its best.

Kay said...

This is one of the most interesting planters I've yet seen...and it looks like there's minimal weeding once the flowers are going. Bravo!

carol l mckenna said...

What a unique photo ~ love the red truck for a very large planter for florals!
Great shot for OWT !

Happy week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Amy at love made my home said...

That is cool isn't it! xx

Photo Cache said...

What a brilliant idea. I wonder if they plant other kinds too after the blooms die out.

Worth a Thousand Words

NatureFootstep said...

such a cool idea. Love the colorful load :)

GreenComotion said...

Your photos are the feast, and the noise of that truck is the music (to my ears)!
Bravo, Tina!!
Have a Happy Week!
Peace :)

Karen S. said...

Goodness that is a truck load! Lovely.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

This is so much fun! I love it.

Ruth Hiebert said...

That is a great way to make use of an old vehicle.

Small Kucing said...

It's so pretty. The gardener must have spent a lot of time.

Bethany Carson said...

Good to see they found some use for the old truck! I'd imagine the flower gardens are probably some of the prettiests loads the truck has ever carried.

orvokki said...

How lovely - in a old truck there are so much flowers. Very pretty.

llandudnopictures said...

Great way to display them all!

Klara said...

I love to see a good repurposing.

Indrani said...

That is a great idea. :)

s.c said...

That's a nice flower vase and even mobile. Thanks for showing.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What a great use for an old truck. Fabulous find.

Jack said...

It is colorful. Pretty cool.

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