Let's kick off "Junk Gardening 2015" with some of my recent finds. This item wasn't exactly cheap. I paid $29 for it at a consignment shop, but think of the possibilities. It's made out of welded pipe and is not tippy at all.
I think it was probably some sort of homemade clothes rack, but it will be fun for my outdoor displays. This enamelware pot works on the pipe and my galvanized buckets full of annuals will work even better with these little welded hooks.
I also bought a rusty locker basket. Also not that cheap at $20, but I have wanted one for a while now.
Lampshade skeletons work really well as flower supports or cloches in the flower garden. I paid $8 for this one at the consignment shop.
I really didn't know what this was when I purchased it. I like red, and it looked kinda "clunky and junky" so I purchased it at the consignment shop for $6. It is a nose clamp for bulls.
So far I have only tried it out as a plant hanger but I may come up with a better idea. As you can see we don't have green grass or green leaves yet here in northern Minnesota, but it is 60 plus degrees today and I am thinking "junk garden".
I used a hunk of this weathered wagon board for an easy junk garden project today.
I took a row of chair springs and pounded a "U" shaped nail into the board to attach the row of five springs. I used three "U" or fencing nails.
Then I nailed the board to the railing of my deck, and added funnels planted with sempervivum or hen and chicks. These hardy little perennials will be able to withstand nightly frosts that can be experienced here in a Zone 3 garden until the end of May. You could also add sawtooth hangers to the back or a wire too to hang this planter.
I love anything with funnels! How about you have you started your junk garden 2015?