The other day, I was visiting a nursery and parked around the side and saw this dumpster. I've parked by this thing a lot of times and never thought about its contents but this time, plants were peeking seductively out of the top.
I should throw more things away but seldom do. You'd think I lived through the great depression or something but it kills me to throw things away. I'd much rather donate them to a charity or give them to someone who would like them. Anyway the temptation to investigate the dumpster was too great. Upon opening it I saw some aeoniums and lots of leaves of Fatsia Japonica. I bet there's a huge fatsia plant under there.
These grasses were looking nice and just needed to have a third plant of something upright planted behind to make a great winter interest container.
I was also sorely tempted by this five gallon pulp container of ivy. It would be just the thing to cover some exposed rocks on one side of my pond for the winter and unlike other things I've tried there, this could take the deep shade that the trees cast there in the summer.
I know that the nursery didn't want these any more but also that technically this is not public property when it's placed in a private dumpster. I thought of asking at the counter if I could pull a couple things out but felt a little odd doing that as I hadn't purchased anything at the store. I'm contemplating calling the nursery to see it it's o.k. and if the dumpster has been emptied yet. I'm pretty sure that this sort of thing is frowned upon in certain circles. What would you do?