Saturday, September 13, 2008


My good-luck-first-day-of-school flowers had started to fade (OK, they were well past starting), so I took them out to the compost pile. Little did I know there were plastic gems in the bottom of the vase. Afterall, the vase is frosted. What's the point of plastic gems you can't see? Anyway, so there I am picking plastic gems out of my compost pile, which shall we say, doesn't smell like roses. The gems that fell directly into the poison ivy stayed there. Maybe I'll go back for them after the leaves come off or if I can find my gardening gloves. Hopefully the pile will be slightly less stinkiferous by then.


Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Eeeeuuuuooooooooo! bleah, GAK!

DUMB! Aiee, why do they put plastic gems in a frosted vase! DUH!

Stacy said...

At least you don't have wolf spiders residing in your compost! I would take digging in poison ivy to them any day! :) But, yeah I would just wait until the end of the compost cycle and pick them out later. I am sure they won't decompose like everything else. I've found a wad gum and other weird things in my compost before that didn't compost with everything else.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Hey, where are you (busy?)

I was perusing blogland looking for you!

Smellyann said...

Oh, gross! And what a stupid idea. Wasteful, too.