Little Tonka Dump Truck planted with hens and chicks

June 10th, 2012 in member junk     
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Just a simple Tonka dump truck planted with hens and chicks. I found this smaller scaled truck at a sale in the area, and had to make it up for a neighbor who gardens in Michigan when he and his wife get here for the summer each year from Florida as his end of the gardening season "trophy." You see, every year, he comes from Florida with his vegetable garden already started in pots ready to plant his garden, so he's already ahead of me! Haha! We enjoy the competition, and his wife and I enjoy gardening flowers in beds and containers! I love our neighbors!


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, metal, container, funky, garden, whimsical, yellow

Comments (4)

LloydsLandingofSears writes: Thanks everyone - I adore the Tonka dump trucks planted too, but especially with succulents. Hens and chicks are favorites, as they are so winter hardy in Michigan. ~Mary~ Posted: 1:05 am on October 16th
G writes: When I was a little girl in the early 70's. There was a bully on our block named Kurt. He use to beat me up daily at the old pink block wall. Knowing my love of Tonka trucks..my Mother and Dad said to me (since Kurts parents did nothing) If you fight back..Santa Claus will bring you a big Tonka Truck for Christmas! That's all I needed to hear. Next day I doubled up my fist and gave him a bloody nose! That Christmas under the tree was a big package..wrapped in bright red....the tag read...This is for knocking Kurts block off..love santa...I ripped open the paper..and there was my beloved Tonka truck!
I have been looking for one from the early 70's ever since. I absolutely love what you did with yours....How clever you are! If I still had mine I would "borrow" your idea and do the same thing!
Thank You for sharing your Tonka Truck!!!!
Geneen Posted: 3:49 pm on July 6th
docmom writes: what a fun trophy..beats the heck out of a plastic bowler with the arm and ball broken off....Seems the marble bases on those kind last forever though, and do make fun bases for junk inventions too. I have one of my son's old Tonka trucks, and he's just gotten into gardening at his new house. Maybe I can borrow your idea and make him up a trophy for his deck and surprise him for his birthday. I stole his desert boots when he left the army and sealed the inside, drilled drainage hole in the soles, and planted moss roses in them. They are sitting on my back porch, beside his first pair of little boy cowboy boots with parsley in them. He thinks the cheese has slipped off my cracker...wonders how those stinky boots can grow those pretty flowers....lol Posted: 7:24 pm on June 25th
annebell writes: Oh, my gosh! Adorable! This brings back memories! My brother loved his Tonka trucks, and we'd play with them in the sandbox was next to a bed of hens and chicks.
Posted: 1:49 pm on June 21st
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