Planting a Memory for Kirby.
Ever year I have one strange container gardener that means zilch to the average stroller/walker on sidewalks. I have done a laundry basket with a washboard and plants spilling all over the wicker and clamoring up the washboard sides. It was done in honor of one of my favorite neighbors who hung her clothes out, rain or shine, it was known as 'Ruth's Garden'. I did a red, white and blue 3 container theme complete with miniature US flags the year after the Twin Towers fell. And so it has gone through the years.
I have decided this year I am going to do a container in memory of "Kirby Puckett". So, what should I use as a container? I am definitely going to use the Twins colors red, white and blue, I need an old glove, a ball and a bat or should I use other props?
Was the Puck a petunia man? What plant material would fit this man's legend, his warmth and his award winning smile?
I am on a mission with this one. And a memory floods back to my sons attending a Twins game, coming home with miniature bats with Kirby's name burned into the wood. Asking my youngest son, who was about 7 at the time, who's name was on his bat he bellowed out in his best announcer's voice and said 'Herby Buckett!'....somehow, in his child's mind he confused Kent Hrbek and Kirby Puckett! From then on, Kirby was always Herby Buckett at our house. I will miss this icon of the game of summer.