Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Repurposing Old Items For The Garden

We had dinner with friends the other night and while the men were barbecuing, the lady of the house showed me around her garden. I love garden tours, don't you? One of the things my friend did in her garden was use an old headboard for a trellis for her ivy, pretty clever don't you think? I think I might have to look for one of these. I'll bet you could also use something like this to help stake tall flowers.

These rain boots were filled with Impatiens at the Botanical Garden's last summer, you'd have to make sure you poked some holes in the bottom so they would drain. They look like old black boots that were sprayed painted red.

These were also done up at the Garden's. I am not sure how the suitcases would do in the rain, these were under cover, so they weren't directly exposed to the elements.

This window is from the farm that my husband's grandparents lived in. We hung it up from the pergola and it makes the deck feel more like a room.

So many things can be found at yard sales and thrift stores, or better yet buried in your closets or garage. (and you'd be surprised how many curb finds are garden worthy)
This wrought iron piece was a reject from a friend, I'm not exactly sure what it's original use was for but I thought it was perfect for holding a couple of potted plants.

Hope I have inspired you, keep your eye out for things you could use in your garden.

               Linking up with Roxy at Living From Glory to Glory             


Lea said...

Well, yes, you have inspired me! These are all great ideas and add such uniqueness to a flower garden. Happy rest of the week!

living from glory to glory said...

Dear Maryann, These are just the cutest ideas ever! I have so much yard and I am always looking for items for my dry flower beds. I have to say those boots are so very cute!
I have used so many different mental bowls and pans.
You have inspired me!
I want to thank you so much for coming to the Party!
I have enjoyed our friendship so much! You have a lovely tender spirit! Blessings, Roxy

Pam Phelps said...

What cute ideas; I love getting ideas like this. The "Wellingtons" are adorable, and the brass bed is a great trellis. I have an old brass bed headboard that would probably work… but it is very old and I don't think I could bring myself to leaving it out in the rain; not that it isn't already in great need of a new polish but still.

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh I love all of it! Making me want to go find me a trellis headboard!!! Thanks for sharing. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Camille said...

Beautiful, Maryann...all of it! I like that last photo...it could be in a magazine. And...the window on your deck...what a fun idea. Love and Hugs to you! Camille

Marcy said...

love the hanging windows! what a cool blog...

Cheryl said...

These are some clever ideas! I confess that I am not very imaginative when it comes to gardening or landscaping...maybe I need to learn to think outside the box! :)