Though I know that some Rant readers have reported real improvements in their Home Depot garden centers since Bob Nardelli got the boot, my local Home Depot continues just as weird as ever. Cement cowboy boot planters, boy, that’s just what all the upstate gardeners are looking for in late August!
Here’s the thing: I had an odd yen for these. Maybe line the path up to my Victorian door with cowboy boots. Maybe fill the whole front bed with cowboy boots. Maybe put a hundred in my backyard and call it a day. Now that I’ve been to Buffalo and seen how the real sophisticates garden, it’s clear that my garden could use a touch of Dali or Bunuel. Something a little surreal to scandalize the neighbors.
I don’t know. When you are seriously considering whipping out your wallet for a cement cowboy boot, it might be time for a car trip to Maine.