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

George Shirley (
Tue, 06 Jan 1998 10:25:11

At 09:06 AM 1/6/98 -0700, you wrote:
>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
My Gawd, you're really old!! Reckon you had "thunder mugs" back in olden
times too? ;-))