Shasta daisies are still blooming in my garden. They just beg to be picked so I can pluck one petal after another to make a choice.
I should bury another time capsule.
I should not bury another time capsule.
Another time capsule? The one I wrote about yesterday was fairly small, a tiny plastic box maybe two inches square. So when I say I included a note and a few trinkets, that's really all that would fit in the box.
By the way, there appear to be 21 petals on the daisy, so that means I SHOULD bury another time capsule.
Choices are so easy to make when you are a gardener and you have a daisy handy. (I like to include a picture with my blog post that relates to the topic of the post. I can hear the groaning about how I related a picture of a daisy to a gardener's time capsule. Sorry about that, I couldn't stop once I started. Let's just move on.)
What should you use for the actual gardener's time capsule?
What should you put in the time capsule?
Where should you bury the time capsule so it will be found some day?
Here are some of my thoughts.
Instead of a tiny plastic box, I think I'll get a small metal tin, the kind that cookies come in. I know I can find one at the local craft store. Once I've filled it up with fun garden related stuff, I can tape it up with duct tape so that it is more or less water proof.
Items I've thought of including:
- a note
- a few 2oo7 pennies
- some empty seed packets
- this post printed out
- a short one-page history of the garden so far
- a few trinkets, to be determined
- my picture!
I'm going to have to think a bit about where to bury the time capsule. It should be someplace where I'm not likely to dig it up, but where someone might one day dig it up by accident. Or should I take a page from that television program, "If Walls Could Talk" on HGTV and put it up in the attic or down in the crawl space? That might not be as fun because the whole idea is for a future gardener to discover the time capsule while digging.
Maybe I should bury it in the garden and then hide a note about it someplace in the house. Then when someone finds the note, they can go out and dig for the time capsule.
I'd be interested in others' thoughts on what they plan to do. Do you think you would ever bury a gardener's time capsule in your garden? What would you put it in it? Where would you put it? Or would it be more fun to just randomly bury some water proof items here and there in the garden?