We are supposed to have rain just about everyday for the next week, so yesterday was my shot at getting it done.
Sunday I posted a picture of my purple chair and everyone seemed to like it. I love my yard and gardens, but there is nothing formal about anything I do. I like formal gardens, but that just isn't me.
I am all about WHIMSY!
I love using things in an unconventional way.
As a side story - I had an uncle years ago that made all kinds of doo-dads and whirly gigs for his yard. I used to think he was silly. My aunt would spend money on feeding all the stray cats and nature outdoors. I, as well as my siblings, thought she had lost her mind.
OH MY GOODNESS - I have turned into both of them!!!! I know they are looking down and laughing at my silliness as well!
I will show some pictures today of how to use items in a new way in the yard and garden. I know some of you may have seen a couple of these - but I hope it gives everyone a few ideas!
NOTE: Most of these are from summers past - my garden isn't big yet!
This is a farm implement flower I have in the garden. It was unfinished when I purchased it years ago - I added paint.
This is a birdhouse attached to the handle of an old shovel. The shovel end was broken in the middle.
This gives you an idea of how unconventional I am! Shoot I used to have a church pew on the from porch, until it finally started giving out - then my neighbor took it!
I have a red metal old fashioned headboard as a center piece of my perennial bed (I couldn't find a good picture). It is a flower "bed" is it not???
I just love a little whimsy and fun. My neighbors all seem to enjoy it as well. I have met people out walking their dogs in the alley, that stop me and tell how much they enjoy walking by the yard. These are people I don't know. I am glad it puts joy in someone else's life as well as mine!
It's your yard - have fun. You can decorate and add color and fun for little or no money.
I LOVE MY YARD ART.
Do you have any fun pieces in your yard and garden? Any new ways to use old items? Give us a shout!