I have seen birdhouses attached to the tops of shovel handles on Facebook or Pinterest or maybe both. I thought it may be fun to use this old garden fork and birdhouse for a container planter.
First the fork handle was sawed off evenly on top, and a hole was drilled in the handle top and in the bottom center of the birdhouse. I used a dowel screw or double sided screw to attach the two pieces together.
I stuck my birdhouse garden fork into a galvanized pail of petunias and verbena.
I gathered up more of my rustic birdhouses and lined them up on the deck railing, and added a sign. Milk cans and a galvanized watering can complete this rustic garden junk vignette.
We are still experiencing some frost at night, here in northern Minnesota, so I may have to cover my plants again tonight!
Update: July 2, 2015. Rustic Birdhouses