Hello my friends, I know that many of you are like me and love 'junk gardening'
What is it that makes it so appealing? For me, it's often the patina. Yup, that chippy, rusty, and crusty finish that time worn
Every year I tell myself, "Jann, you have enough garden junk, no more!" And every year it goes in one ear and out the other. :)
Last May I sold at a vintage flea, 'fleaology'. I spied this darling made from an old bus seat, but told myself I didn't need it. When it was still there at the end of the day and the seller came down $50 I couldn't resist!
It was that chippy aqua paint that stole my heart! I planted the bottom with a fern and impatiens. It sits just outside my door on the deck.
I lined the basket on top with moss and planted a sweet potato vine and I I've gone blank on the name of the white one.
This chair is another new addition this year. A week ago it was full of gorgeous geraniums, but I just deadheaded it. The licorice plant is huge, but the sweet potato vine has hardly grown. Go figure?
There are plenty more junk planters on my deck. an old funeral basket. . .
A large metal pot. . .can you see the fairy hiding amongst the blooms?
and a baby bath tub.
Step off the deck and there you'll find an old ladder with some junk items planted with succulents. A coffee pot, and old pan, and even a drain out of a kitchen sink. Yup, I spied it at a thrift shop and knew exactly what I was going to do with it.
This big roasting pot was another thrift find that I knew was destined for the garden.
Look closely and underneath the leaves you'll spy the spout of an old metal teapot.
watering cans, meat grinders,
not even the kitchen sink is safe. (wink)
SHOE is easy to see that I prefer anything over your basic pot.
Step out front and more garden junk is to be found.
Some where amongst these blooms is an old milk crate. It's sitting on a wooden dolly.
Next to it is an old iron footboard.
And every junk gardener has to have a bike!
Now that's a whole lotta junk!! lol!
And look what I brought home this week
This makes push mower #3. But how could I not bring it home?
How about you, do you love junk in the garden?
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