Decorating the Succulent Beds with Junk

This morning I have been working in two garden areas planted with Sedums and Sempervivums.

I just purchased this rusty shovel head yesterday.  


I printed out the word "grow" on a sheet of paper in a fun font, traced the back of the word with chalk and then transferred it to the rusty shovel by tracing the front of  "grow" with a pencil.

Now I have to use my Rustoleum Decorative White Paint Pen to retrace my temporary chalk letters.

Rusty Shovel Head Garden Sign www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
All done!  I sanded the lettering with very fine sand paper just a little bit.  Then sprayed the lettering with Krylon matte sealer.

Rusty Shovel Head Garden Sign www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com


Rusty Shovel Head Garden Sign www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
I leaned my shovel head against a tree.  Soon three different kinds of sedums will fill in this area.

Here is another Sedum and Sempervivum garden area. These sedums were purchased a the "Flaming Carpet" mix.  Angelina, Blue Spruce and Voodoo Sedums. 

Tonka Front End Loader in the Succulent Bed www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
Last year this succulent bed was "under construction" with a vintage Tonka front end loader, Dollar Tree rocks, and orange cones, here.

This year I have yet another quirky idea that involves these stepping stones...

Stepping Stones & Iron Shoe Forms in the Succulent Garden www.organizedcluttedqueen.blogspot.com
And four iron shoe forms that I purchased last year thrifting.

Stepping Stones & Iron Shoe Forms in the Succulent Garden www.organizedcluttedqueen.blogspot.com

Stepping Stones & Iron Shoe Forms in the Succulent Garden www.organizedcluttedqueen.blogspot.com
We will revisit these succulent beds when the plants have filled in.  Kind of crazy, huh?




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9 comments:

  1. Looks great - can hardly wait to see the end results. I am sure you are enjoying being in your lovely garden now that the weather has turned nice for you. Happy Gardening and thanks for sharing.
    Mary

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  2. OMG, I had forgotten about the front loader That was so cute!

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  3. Me likey!! I especially love the front loader ~
    This is my first year 'playing' with sedums and succulents ~ you are an inspiration!

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  4. Great idea for an old shovel, love the sedums :)

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  5. I purchase old garden tools at garage sales but my hubby takes one look at them and says "Oh we could use that"! So I don't usually use it for decorating, sometimes though I keep one. Your garden looks really lovely.
    Ann

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  6. Love your garden ideas! I'm just starting to work on mine.

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  7. Sedums are such fun. You are always full of good ideas.

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  8. "Organized Clutter" has been included in my Arlynda Lea's Sites to See #2. I hope this helps to call attention to your efforts.

    http://arlyndalea.blogspot.com/2014/05/arlynda-leas-sites-to-see-2.html

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  9. I've found what I want to do in my retirement! Stopping by from Arlynda Lea's Blog.
    Barbara
    Life & Faith in Caneyhead

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