Friday, March 24, 2006

garden salvage

The best thing about gardening for me is finding creative ways to re-use worn out objects. I visit a lot of different gardens in the spring, with my camera in hand...

Here are a few clever recycling ideas I've found in my neighborhood (click images to view larger).

salvage garden ~ recycled windows


This garden utilized old broken window panes, with the most wonderful shapes as backdrop for a small koi pond and fountain.

salvage garden/ faery garden


A miniature fairy garden was built using old wooden crates at different angles.

salvage garden


This old metal bedframe creates a whimsical garden room at my favorite local nursery. In the springtime they plant it up with friendly violas and white bacopa that cascades over the sides. The drawers are planted up with bright pansies, and a floormat was constructed at the base with Irish moss (groundcover), that spells out "Mary's room".

skeleton key wind chimes


Last spring I created these skeleton key windchimes, with fishing string, beads, and crystals.

9 comments:

vegasandvenice said...

I absolutely adore these gardens that you keep finding! So beautiful!

Happy tag sale wishes!

MJ said...

Good gardens rule the day....what fun to create the unusual.....your photos inspire me to visit Home Depot....the need to plant has possessed me...just love Tag Sale Tails...keep your stories coming...

susan said...

This is a beautiful post. I am so pleased to see the use of those skeleton keys. I love them!

Aurora said...

I use bed frames in my garden too, to trellis peas and beans and to make a gate. Now you've inspired me to take pictures! Thank you!

Barb said...

These were all just in your neighborhood? You must live in a magical place. Thank you for this interesting post.

Nikki said...

What a fabulous idea for windchimes! I'm ready to give that idea a try.

Liquid Sky Arts said...

thanks so much for your comments, I love creative gardens... and it's always so fun to share ideas. :)

traci said...

these are so great. i love the skeleton keys!! and the wooden crates on angles... nice!

Madam Mim said...

I loved the bedframe idea, nice!