Re: Garden decor was Re: [gardeners] 'Bright Lights'

Margaret Lauterbach (
Tue, 06 Jan 1998 09:06:34 -0700

At 10:47 AM 1/6/98 -0500, you wrote:
>>I was looking for an old bathtub, one with legs.  Think it would
>>make a nice raised bed, besides being "art."
>>I'm not into a "beautiful" garden.  I think the more fun one has
>>in the garden, the more fun it is.
>We've actually got one of those bathtubs and are planning to use it as a
>bog garden...someday. There isn't enough time!!
>Cheryl Schaefer
>Zone 5 in the fabulous Finger Lakes of NY
I have some friends who recently remodeled/restored an old house, and
they're using the old claw foot bathtubs.  I'm glad I don't have to take a
shower or bath in one.  They're much higher than modern tubs, so you hit
one shin and the other foot catches as you step out.  In a Princeton, N.J.
hotel, I so emerged from their shower in a claw tub, stepped out and down a
step (step built in to hold plumbing pipes, since the hotel originally
didn't have such things), and as I fell, I grabbed a pipe to break my fall.
 The pipe was a hot water pipe, and I was one mad wet hen.  Margaret, who
is not sentimental about those damned bathtubs.  Nor the old square
galvanized ones which, when you were sitting in hot water, and leaned your
back against it, was still icy cold, confounding all ideas of heat