If you are a regular reader at my site you know I love to give my gardens names. This little area at the bottom of the deck stairs and right beside the garage door is the farmyard garden. When we first moved into this house, 28 or so years ago there was an overgrown lilac tree here that eventually had to come down.
A couple of years ago I was given an old cement fountain that no longer worked. Right away I could visualize it being used as a planter for succulents. Trouble is it was so heavy I couldn’t move it or even help to move it. Continue reading “Converting the Old Fountain”
One of the projects over the past gardening season was making a succulent frame. I saw the idea at Canada Blooms and on various websites. One day while visiting some thrift stores I came across a basket that would be perfect. Continue reading “The Succulents Were Framed”
I’ve had an old birdcage collecting dust in the garage for ages and ages. At the beginning of the season I dusted it off and decided to give it some new life as a planter. In a quick fix I just added a pot of petunias, but knew that wasn’t what I really wanted to do with it. Continue reading “New Life for an Old Birdcage”
I used an old white, enamel wash tub that I got from Freecycle and planted it up with succulents. It has grown well for the first year and some of the succulents bloomed. Continue reading “Creating a Succulent Pot”
The Old Toolbox Planter
One of my sayings is “If it can hold dirt, you can plant in it.” and I’m always looking for different things to plant in. During a clean out of the basement tool bench I came across this old metal blue tool box. Continue reading “A Spanner in the Works”