Wednesday, July 16, 2008

We are a recycling family. We do our best to recycle whatever we can and today, my WFMW tip shows one way to recycle used milk jugs. Shortly before Easton was born, we planted a dogwood tree in the front yard. Everything else in our yard is looking great but that tree looks so sad! Well, OK...our grass looks sad in this picture too but one thing at a time here.

We decided it wasn't getting enough water and that it needed a good, slow, soaking instead of just a spray from the garden hose. Instead of buying a soaker hose, I filled up 3 gallon milk jugs with water and carried them outside to the tree. I poked 2 holes in the bottom of each jug with a sharp knife and sat them on the ground around the base of the tree.

Now, I don't have to worry about turning on the water and forgetting to turn it off, my poor little tree gets a drink and 3 milk jugs have a new purpose. That works for me! Keep your fingers crossed that this poor little tree makes it. It may be too little too late.

And by the way, can anybody tell me what this is? I planted it two years ago and can't find the card that came with it. I have no idea what it is but I love it! We need to buy some more but I don't know what to look for. Can anyone help me?


Olivia said...

they might be privets.

Kama said...

That is such a great idea for the milk jugs! My husband is really into trees, etc. so I'll have to tell him about this idea! I'm sure our yard will be filled with them one day!!! :)

Vickie said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

Amy, That looks like it is a type of sage. maybe Mexican?

Kookaburra said...

Wow, that is such a great idea with those milk jugs!!! I will have to save a few of ours for that purpose. Thanks for sharing!