Wheel Well No Fuss Indoor Garden

February 16th, 2011 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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I love to create these baby gardens...great addition to any room!
You start with a fine piece junk and some finds from nature.
Ooo, la, la....a wheel well. We junkers get excited about the strangest things. I save my old car brakes too.
The things from nature. I like to mix it all up. Some smooth stones, some crunchy bark, beautiully textured mushrooms, and soft moss.
I put a tree cookie inside the well to give me a flat base. No potting soil required for a moss garden!
Time for the layering to begin. I needed some more height on the vintage pitcher so I used cork plant coasters.
I put in some herbs in a crusty terra cotta pot next.
Added some bark....
...then the moss, mushrooms, and stones.
All done!
I love to create these baby gardens...great addition to any room!

I love to create these baby gardens...great addition to any room!


I'm ready for spring are you? The snow's gotta go! We all know that's not going to happen just yet so building a miniature indoor garden can help see you through. It's easy and it doesn't require much attention. Twofer!!!


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Comments (10)

doggbo writes: I also have car parts I use in my decor out side.Love your idea! Posted: 8:00 pm on March 25th
junkermidge writes: Wow, do I ever love that! I'm going to give one a try. You've got the perfect combination of junk and nature -- beautiful.
Midge Posted: 5:31 am on February 27th
MimiToria writes: This is beautiful Sue. Love what you've created here. Posted: 8:33 am on February 22nd
scrapblockqueen68 writes: I love what you did. For Xmas for our two daughters, my husband & I made 2' x 4' western boards using ropes, bridles and rusty items and pictures of our grandson Steven (who was killed last summer) and they turned out great. It was a way to use his things that he loved as a cowboy and created a memory of him which brought them to tears in a good way. If any of you would like to see them e-mail me at mgorrell4353@yahoo.com. I just found all of you and now I know I am not crazy for loving old junk. Posted: 6:48 am on February 18th
chippingcharm writes: Ahhh green...LOVE IT! Laurel Posted: 8:17 pm on February 17th
JunkArchitect writes: Rusty car parts are the ultimate in trashy junk creations. You really pulled it off with this one and it's so nice to see some green instead of a pile of snow. Cool project Suzy-Q.

Jimbo
Posted: 4:37 pm on February 17th
RustyDiva writes: Three green thumbs up for this project Sue!

Kenda Posted: 2:28 pm on February 17th
SnowmanHill writes: I need one of these. I won't see my gardens till June up here. This is really a fun idea, love all the outdoor elements.

dana Posted: 6:29 am on February 17th
Junkpony writes: That is really beautiful - and it looks like a garden I could actually take care of! Posted: 6:09 am on February 17th
JunkSituation writes: I love the pitcher... all the elements are great together. Very clever and eye appealing ! Posted: 3:24 am on February 17th
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