Did you ever have your very own Tonka truck? I never did. I was Tonka deprived as a youth, but I'm making up for it now. I purchased my very own second-hand Tonka truck and for just a few dollars, I made a very cool toy fit for the most discerning gardener. Here's my Tonka truck garden just after completion.
After constructing Tonka, I thought, what the heck, let's go for a spin. First stop, the Chick Inn. Hmmm... I guess the chicks are out gallivanting.
I kinda see why 5 years boys like these Tonka trucks. My Tonka is king of it's little garden world. Let's cross the bridge and go check out the watermelon patch.
My garden pond doubles as a huge lake in Tonka's world.
Driving a Tonka truck around is exhausting. I think it's time to find a place to park, after all, I'm not 5 years old anymore. I thought this spot next to my new Sharkskin Agave and Bronze Dyckia would be good, but it doesn't really show Tonka off to her best advantage.
Ah, this is perfect. The yellow pansies really bring out the color in her chassis.
I hope you'll consider having a little fun with your garden containers. If a yellow Tonka truck isn't really your style. Consider this adorable plastic pail potted up with purple Angelonia.
Or, grab an old red wagon and use your imagination. Do you see a moss covered fairy land or a desert oasis full of cactus? It's all child's play. Have fun!