Framed Lobelia Bucket

I planted my first annual of the season today even though there are no leaves on the trees, and our lawn has not greened up yet.  I think my annual will have to spend the nights in our garage for a while.

The barn wood square frame at the right of this garden junk photo, was purchased a couple weeks ago.




The frame, along with this small galvanized bucket planted with a heat tolerant trailing lobelia...

Became a work of art hanging from the birch tree.  A small hole in the top of the frame has a wire through it to hold the bucket in the frame and the frame on a tree hook.

The temperatures are supposed to be in the 70's this coming week so I am hoping for more green!  

I will show you the lobelia again after it has filled out and is in full bloom.


















26 comments:

  1. This is such a cute idea! I love using unique things in the garden...
    -Heather
    www.stringtownhome.com

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  2. You are always thinking, aren't you? That's such a cool way to highlight the flowers. Glad you're able to get out and plant something. I'm planting today too! Replanting some things that recently hit the skids.
    Liz

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  3. Love that Carlene ... I saw a plant in a frame last year (may have been yours) and I have wanted to do that ever since. Just forgot about it, so thanks for reminding me. Glad you are getting some spring weather so you can make your yard beautiful again. Looking forward to see what you do.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  4. I LOVE this!! So creative and fun! :)
    Susan

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  5. Yeah! Warm weather and plants. I can't wait to see how your lobelia fills out inside the frame!

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  6. Love your lobelia 'painting'!! Got my fingers crossed that it warms up for you soon! ;)

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  7. What a unique idea~love it and can't wait to see what it looks like all filled out later in the season. What a great piece of garden art!
    Visiting you from Met Monday, hope you'll drop by for a visit too.
    Have a wonderful day!

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  8. Just gorgeous Carlene. We are green and drowned from rain. I am literally watching weeds pop up. Will be mowing grass all week except more rain is on the way.

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  9. love love love the frame and bucket.....PINNING

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  10. Very cute! I love unique garden goodies! Thanks for sharing, visiting from BNOP.

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  11. I'm not sure how this would survive in our windy locale, but I think it is a wonderful addition to your landscape.

    I love lobelia--okay, I love any blue flower :)

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  12. Such a cute idea...I can just see it overflowing this summer! Love the purple color with galvanized...

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  13. Another great garden idea, Carlene!!
    Mary Alice

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  14. That's an incredible idea!!!
    Have to pin it for sure - it's just gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  15. Love the framed bucket! I was thinking about you today. We're putting in a picket fence around a new garden area--and I thought how I needed to visit your blog for decorating ideas! So perfect for our farm. Can't wait to see what you do this year!
    Blessings,
    Dru

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  16. That is so creative! Looks great, too.

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  17. OK, you are just brilliant! That is the cutest idea! Picture perfect! I can't wait to see it when the Lobelia fills out. laurie

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  18. Such a cute idea Carlene. Lobelia is one of my favorite trailers. Really is a piece of art!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  19. Cute idea. Love that plant!!

    Judy

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  20. Oh I miss lobelia! It just doesn't grow here. It's too hot and humid. We have some kind of lobelia, but it's leggy and has very few leaves and not pretty at all. Your container and frame is the coolest.

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