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Letter C Christmas wreath

Letter A red and very artistic

Letter R like Christmas tree

Letter E green branches with Christmas ornaments


Letter C Christmas wreath


Letter A red and very artistic


Letter R with santa cap


Letter E green branches with Christmas ornaments


Smiley face SantaMy friend, David, constructed the dolly for my Garden Tower. I gave him a Hickory Farms gift box. Oh how I appreciate all the projects he has rescued for me!! Especially, the tarp shelter for my plants (and garden clutter).

Under side of dolly

Top side of dolly

Casters ordered

The suggestions–offered by Garden Tower Project–were read and documented (for reference). Strangely (my fault?), I couldn’t locate casters at Lowe’s, and casters at Tractor Supply were “too expensive” (imho). Furthermore, at Tractor Supply, I wasn’t provided information about the composition of the wheel. At Garden Tower Project, polyolefine was recommended. I hasten to say that the casters I ordered are probably much heavier than I need. But, this old lady wants to effortlessly navigate her Tower!!

Planks under TowerI searched the Internet (far and wide) for a “drum dolly” (none locally at Lowe’s or Tractor Supply). Drum dollies are widely available but I decided, instead, to spend extra dollars on exceptional casters. They will be attached to an unattractive–but sturdy–platform of two 2”x12” planks.

Some bolts will be purchased–to secure the Tower–but I speculate my total expense will be less than $60.00.

Garden Tower arrives

“READ THESE DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY before unpacking your Garden Tower!”

Ha, ha, guess what?! I didn’t read the directions; I just went ahead and assembled the Tower. ~~ So simple: An eighty-year-old lady found it effortless!! ~~ Truthfully, the center pieces need to be installed. A platform, with swivel casters, needs to be built. But I’m off to a good start.

It’s a beautiful afternoon so (at 2 o’clock) I’ll sit on my patio and read the instructions. ~~ I have high-quality planter soil. Now I wait for Spring so I can start planting.

The boxes arrive

Boxes with patio in the background

Opened the small box

Repositioned the big box

Unpacked the big box

Garden Tower assembled

High-quality planter soil

Six bags of high-quality plantersoil

Beautiful in late afternoon sunshine

Home sweet home

Saying “no” to status quo

Remember the words to an old hymn, “This world is not my home, I’m just a passin’ through. My treasures are laid up, somewhere beyond the blue”?? ~~ I feel like “this world is not my home.” Why? Because my thinking is out-of-sync with most individuals. My friends and neighbors are content with the meals served in the dining room at the CARE Center. Personally, I want more fresh vegetables!!

During Spring and Summer of 2015, I tried to raise some organic vegetables. Our weather (in Texas) was miserably hot and humid and the plants died. Perhaps 2016 will, likewise, be disappointing, weather-wise, BUT I’m going to approach a vegetable garden again.

On January 29, 2014, I found Internet advertisements for the Garden Tower (and Tower Garden) vertical planter(s). They really caught my attention because I do not have a lot of space for a traditional garden. The place I call “home” consists of a twenty-seven foot fifth-wheel Carriage travel trailer on a site approximately thirty feet wide and seventy-two feet long.

Garden Tower pictureTwenty-two months later, I ordered Garden Tower Project. Even before it arrives, I’m making plans for a sturdy dolly so I can move the Tower (if and when needed, as weather conditions dictate).

I live at the CARE Center adjacent to the Escapees Rainbow’s End RV Park in Livingston, Texas (about ninety miles northeast of Houston). “CARE” is an acronym for Continuing Assistance Retired Escapees. See how I created a blog title, Casual Approach Rejected Entirely, that can be (likewise) simplified to CARE??

Alphabet letter C with fancy scroll

Alphabet letter A with fancy scroll

Alphabet letter R with fancy scroll

Alphabet letter E with fancy scroll

En route

Big smiley faceBelow, see the email message saying the items have been shipped. 

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Dear Lorraine Edwards,

Thank you for your order from Garden Tower Project! We wanted to let you know that your order (#4909) is being prepared to ship via FedEx, FedEx Home Delivery® on 12/1/2015.  You can track your package at any time using the link below.

Should you have any issue at all with your products when they arrive, please contact us asap or 1-812-345-2511.

There are 2,000 people regularly sharing ideas and experiences with the Garden Tower 2 on facebook — please join this group to learn from others experiences and see some great ideas:


Thank you very much.
The Garden Tower Project

Shipped To:
Lorraine Edwards
LIVINGSTON, TX 77351-5434 US

Track Your Shipment: * * * * * * * * 
This shipment includes the following items:

Item # Description Qty
GT2_Rev_10_2014_Terracotta Garden Tower 2: 50-Plant Composting Container Garden 1
GT2_ExtensionKit Garden Tower 2 Extension Kit (18 plant) 1

Thank you for your business and we look forward to serving you in the future!


Day Two

Confused computerNot only am I “getting started” with the Garden Tower Project, I am “getting started” with this new blog. Strangely, the layout is much different from Three Quarters And Counting. I’m needing to grope around (in the dark) to figure out how to publish my thoughts. I’ll explore to see if I can find a format I’m comfortable with. Example: There is no underline available… and I like to use “underline” for emphasis. Where is “save”??