Yesterday I bought a few more plants for my garden and was thrilled to get a few more little pots of Scottish Thrift at 60% off, which I thought was appropriate. I wasn’t going to blog about this but as I thought about that serendipitous horticulture experience I found myself wondering what a garden-themed thrift shop would look like.
Imagine a place where green thumbs would donate their cuttings, their divided plants, the bulbs they dug up. Used garden tools looking for a new home could also find a place here. Seed packets that never got opened because, like me, they were bought in a fit of stupidity (who did I think was going to eat rutabaga and why did I think I could grow it?) What about extra compost? I imagine there could be a plethora of garden gnomes and plastic flamingos.
Maybe it wouldn’t work for such a venture to be year-round but it could function as a pop-up shop or a seasonal store. It would be cool if it could support a charity – farming projects overseas or supporting a neighbourhood garden plot project.
I have a black thumb, so I’m not going to be the one to take this idea forward but maybe you’re the genius who will run with it. If so, you’re welcome.
And if the title of this blog made you think of Second Hand Pants – here’s a link to the cute Second Hand Pants video put out by a groups of thrift enthusiasts connected to Mennonite Central Committee in Winnipeg (even though the video says MCC U.S.!) Enjoy.