This small flower bed is planted with red and pink geraniums, dusty miller and alyssum with two spikes in the center for height. The little garden is doing well but even with the spikes has little vertical interest. Taller plants won't work in a small garden, but an item in my shed will.
A couple years ago I purchased two iron plant stands from the thrift shop but never used them or updated them. They were a distressed dark yellow. The top came off of one of them!
Here is the plant stand that doesn't need any repairs.
I dry brushed on Fusion Mineral Paint in Casement, leaving some of the old paint that kind of looks like rust.
Kmart had all of their flowering baskets on sale for $5.99 so I picked up this one with red geraniums and alyssum and set it in a galvanized bucket. I love the tag on this one!
I centered the plant stand in the flower bed, and instant vertical interest!
Stop back for the 2015 garden tour coming soon!