New junk growing in my garden

July 28th, 2011 in member junk     
Funky_Junk_Donna Funky_Junk_Donna, member
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I call this The Bird Spa. A birdhouse and cow feeder aka hottub created a cute little vignette inside...
... an old relic of a wheelbarrow.
What I really love about wheelbarrow planters is that theyre a breeze to move if you need to get at those weeds underneath.
The wheelbarrows previous life was obviously in some kind of construction with all its wild paint splotches and hardened cement. Nothing a few plants wont cure.
Exhibit B received some bright red geraniums in a firetruck crate, complete with a mandatory decorative crusty hoe.
While these garden workhorses leaning on the side of the shed could go to work, theyve long retired to just look... old.
This little area is very special. My sweet 18.5 yr old furry feline Beethoven was laid to rest in this area but we wanted to do abit more than a simple white cross.
A flowerbed that promises to bloom all summer long took its place. 
That kitty loved to watch those birds, so this cute birdhouse just fit. It has some pretty amazing detail. Doncha just love the natural knot creating the hole? One side was even made out of an old signboard.
A few gardening tools and other junk were placed here and there for interesting detail. The little area resembles a gardener taking a hot summers day break, leaving everything for another day.
Tip: new gardens look GREAT with junk fillers, offering them a more done look from the get go.
Desire a little pathway? How about a few old pallet boards? Its a super easy keeper. Too many weeds? Lift the board up, pull and lay it back down. Easy!
Now just imagine it finished with beautiful rock garden plants sprawling all over those rocks. Because I sure am.
 
Poolside storage doesnt get much simpler than using an old pallet for organization. Our summers last only 2 months in my area so no need to paint the pallet... come Sept I can just use it for some other crate looking thing.
The old barn gate made another appearance this summer too. Its ever so handy to use it for pool towels and even jackets. 
I love using hydrangeas for brightening things up. Fresh cuttings were placed in a plastic pot and wire basket, making it a breeze to move around if need be.
I call this The Bird Spa. A birdhouse and cow feeder aka hottub created a cute little vignette inside...

I call this The Bird Spa. A birdhouse and cow feeder aka hottub created a cute little vignette inside...


My yard needed a major overhaul this summer. So rather than just pull weeds and do the same'ol, a little junk revamping transpired for a few new vignettes. It's still early in our growing season but at least the features are now set in stone. Or junk. Take your pick.


Pattern or design used: My own design - Funky Junk Interiors
posted in: member junk, seasonal, wood, eclectic, funky, garden, junk, outdoor, summer, old gate, pallets, garden junk, organization

Comments (9)

PlentyPlace writes: Everything about your outdoor space is just lovely. The way you describe stuff makes me smile, too. =) Posted: 5:03 pm on April 30th
MimiToria writes: Beautiful gardens Donna and the addition of the recycled elements aka JUNK, makes them so personal and awesome. Like Laurel said, the pallet ideas are fun too. Well done girl...
Gretchen Posted: 9:45 am on August 7th
junkermidge writes: I so love all your garden junk! I love the display inside the wheelbarrow, and the knothole perfectly situated in the birdhouse, and the garden area where Beethoven lies. Awesome job!
Midge Posted: 4:51 pm on August 4th
oldnews writes: I would never want to leave your yard! It's beautiful! And Jim, Jim, Jim...You will just have to find your OWN crusty hoe for your yard! Get to lookin! :) Marie Posted: 8:37 am on August 2nd
chippingcharm writes: So many fun junky details...LOVE all of your creative uses for pallets. Keep em coming :) Laurel Posted: 6:21 am on August 2nd
RustyDiva writes: I can't get over all the beautiful bright colors! You have grass! I haven't seen grass all summer - we are way too dry here. Gorgeous vignettes! Good post.

Kenda Posted: 11:32 am on August 1st
CottageElements writes: I was gonna say the same thing on the fire truck crate, but Jim beat me to it. Absolutely lovely gardens...perfect for a simple and relaxing day with a glass of ice tea. Perfection at its best!

Lani Posted: 9:08 am on August 1st
JunkArchitect writes: There are so many beautiful photos to choose from but my favorite is the crusty hoe in the fire truck crate. How can you not love a crusty hoe.

Jim
Posted: 8:18 am on August 1st
mom_inglife writes: So tastefully done. Thank you for the beauty & inspiration. Posted: 9:39 am on July 29th
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