Organized Clutter's 2017 JUNK GARDEN Photo Tour & Video

Welcome to my annual junk garden tour!   
There were times I was discouraged about this year's tour...  We had an unusually wet and cool spring and early summer, but it has turned around some, and I am happy to share my tour.  Be sure to scroll all the way down to the bottom and see the garden video!
Organized Clutter's 2017 Junk Garden Tour & Video organizedclutter.net
  Lets start the tour here at this small flower bed next to the driveway.  Earlier this year I found a Formica table with a metal base at the thrift shop.  I discarded the table top and added a board and then a laundry tub to give this bed some vertical height.  See this bed at planting time here.


Organized Clutter's 2017 Junk Garden Tour & Video organizedclutter.net
This is a wide angle shot of the potting bench area, and my covered patio is at the back left.

Organized Clutter's 2017 Junk Garden Tour & Video organizedclutter.net
This galvanized container on a homemade clothes rack is planted with Golden Creeping Jenny, White Knight Alyssum, red verbena, a red petunia, and a red diascia.

Organized Clutter's 2017 Junk Garden Tour & Video organizedclutter.net
This red, white and blue vignette started out with a red garage sale stool and an Old Sign Stencils Buffalo Check stenciled oil can. See the details for this project here.

Organized Clutter's 2017 Junk Garden Tour & Video organizedclutter.net
This weathered half barn door became a rustic sign/planter in a blog post here.  Verbenas are planted in the enamelware "pots" and in the wooden planter box.  The "Farmhouse" stencil is also from Old Sign Stencils.

Organized Clutter's 2017 Junk Garden Tour & Video organizedclutter.net
This is another view of the potting bench including one of my fuchsia and creeping Jenny buckets at the top right from an earlier garden post.

Organized Clutter's 2017 Junk Garden Tour & Video organizedclutter.net
The foundation planting on left include dwarf aborvitae, cranesbills, a creeping juniper, hostas, and Solomon's Seal.  The mandala on the gate was a rummage sale clock I repurposed here.

Organized Clutter's 2017 Junk Garden Tour & Video organizedclutter.net
The laundry tubs in my old wheelbarrow this year include a blue arrows rush (grass), annual phlox, nicotiana, and black eyed Susan vines.

Organized Clutter's 2017 Junk Garden Tour & Video organizedclutter.net
"Before" photos of the wheelbarrow plantings can be found here.

Organized Clutter's 2017 Junk Garden Tour & Video organizedclutter.net
A new item in my front yard border this season is the sawhorse.  A diagrammed plan of this year's bed and "before" photos can be found here.

Organized Clutter's 2017 Junk Garden Tour & Video organizedclutter.net
My signature junk garden border piece, the stepladder.

Organized Clutter's 2017 Junk Garden Tour & Video organizedclutter.net
When calibrachoa are healthy, they are gorgeous.  Unfortunately other calibrachoas on the deck got some aphids and worms.

Organized Clutter's 2017 Junk Garden Tour & Video organizedclutter.net
The border is in full bloom in late July, a little later than usual. 

Organized Clutter's 2017 Junk Garden Tour & Video organizedclutter.net

Organized Clutter's 2017 Junk Garden Tour & Video organizedclutter.net
Since my house faces north, and I have a number of very mature trees, there are a few areas that work best with shade plants like these hanging begonias, impatiens, asparagus fern and mimulus. 

Organized Clutter's 2017 Junk Garden Tour & Video organizedclutter.net
More Golden Creeping Jenny and junk too!

Organized Clutter's 2017 Junk Garden Tour & Video organizedclutter.net
An old tree house ladder with minnow buckets of impatiens.

Organized Clutter's 2017 Junk Garden Tour & Video organizedclutter.net
Two new additions to the yard this year.  The wrought iron peacock settee and the garden shed!  
Fuchsias and impatiens love this shady area under a tree.

Organized Clutter's 2017 Junk Garden Tour & Video organizedclutter.net

Organized Clutter's 2017 Junk Garden Tour & Video organizedclutter.net

Organized Clutter's 2017 Junk Garden Tour & Video organizedclutter.net
The chicken water cans are planted with geraniums, sweet potato vines and kong coleus.  The bench annuals include calibrachoa, nemesia, and Diamond Frost Euphorbia.  

Organized Clutter's 2017 Junk Garden Tour & Video organizedclutter.net
The shed was a 10' x 10' Princeton shed kit from Home Depot.  Details for this project can be found here.

Organized Clutter's 2017 Junk Garden Tour & Video organizedclutter.net

Organized Clutter's 2017 Junk Garden Tour & Video organizedclutter.net
Besides adding more outdoor decorating opportunities, LOL, I have a new 10' x 10' space to store more junk!

Organized Clutter's 2017 Junk Garden Tour & Video organizedclutter.net
I can't get all new "old" junk every season but I move my stuff around into new vignettes.  See how I changed up this stuff up from last year here.

Organized Clutter's 2017 Junk Garden Tour & Video organizedclutter.net

Organized Clutter's 2017 Junk Garden Tour & Video organizedclutter.net
The back yard gets the majority of the garden junk.  

Organized Clutter's 2017 Junk Garden Tour & Video organizedclutter.net
This area has old tiller/planters and the junk gallery fence.

Organized Clutter's 2017 Junk Garden Tour & Video organizedclutter.net
The junk gallery fence was a favorite project of mine.  See more here.

Organized Clutter's 2017 Junk Garden Tour & Video organizedclutter.net
An Old Sign Stencils Buffalo check stencil was added to an old minnow pail and planted with a caliente ivy geranium in this corner of the deck.   See the details here and make your own!

Organized Clutter's 2017 Junk Garden Tour & Video organizedclutter.net
Succulents and hostas along the back house wall.  I added a few creeping Jenny plants this year too.

Organized Clutter's 2017 Junk Garden Tour & Video organizedclutter.net
This end of the deck is planted with mostly succulents, both annual and perennial.  A tire rim holds a variety basket of succulents I purchased at Menard's.  A framed techno heat lobelia hangs above the succulents, and my repurposed enamelware tissue holder on an old stool is bursting with thyme.

Organized Clutter's 2017 Junk Garden Tour & Video organizedclutter.net
This area of annual got off to a slow start with our cool and wet weather.  Also some aphids and worms.  Ugh!

This half barrel planter holds impatiens, double and single, asparagus ferns and dicondra vines.  I spray painted the spring wreath my sister in law Kris made for me.


And last but not least, here is the VIDEO version of my garden tour!


I hope you enjoyed the tour!  






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16 comments:

  1. Amazing! I can't imagine how much time and effort that must take. Wow!

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  2. You certainly have a green thumb, the flowers are so pretty. I can't decide if my favorite display is the old wheelbarrow or the half barrel. I also love the plaid designs on the old cans. So I guess I have three favorites this year.

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  3. I think this is the latest you've ever shared your garden tour and I was beginning to worry. I think I have it tough gardening in zone 4, but you're even farther north than me. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour my first time through. I'm sure I'll be back at least a few more times. Happy Gardening!

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  4. WOW!!! Your gardens and containers are BEYOND SPECTACULAR !!!!! GREAT JOB !!

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  5. Do you bring all of your containers inside for the winter? We may have similar weather (the Upper Peninsula of Michigan) and my annuals do not grow as thick and lush as yours. Any secrets to share?

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    1. Most of my containers, the galvanized ones spend the winter outside lined up on my deck. I fertilize. I share my secrets here: http://www.organizedclutter.net/2013/06/fertilizer-tips-tricks-that-work-for-me.html

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  6. Loved seeing how everything looked when you planted and how your hard work payed off...very pretty! You have a wonderful imagination.

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  7. You have done such a wonderful job on your flower gardens, they look amazing! So lush, beautiful and colorful!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  8. could you come over to my house! what a joy to look at all your flowers, signs, and junk. I'm not sure what my favorite is...I thought it was the wheelbarrow with the grass...love it all!

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  9. So wonderful, Carlene! I would love spending time in your beautiful garden!

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  10. Beautiful gardens! Do you have help? Or do you do all this yourself? Our hot, dry Southeastern weather would require constant watering! Although it's great for succulents!

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  11. Your yard is beautiful! All your hard work with plantings and arranging your fun yard junk treasures has paid off......I know you enjoy your outdoor spaces! Thanks for sharing, Carlene!

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  12. Thank you for showing a yard full of annuals. So many sites and magazines feature perennials, which I don't use much. I love annuals and yours are gorgeous. Taking notes for next summer!

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  13. Carlene, this is simply amazing! I think I need to watch the video tour every day to relax. What an inspiration!!

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  14. Super stunning Carlene! I'd love to be able to wander through your beautiful garden to take it all in. The video is fabulous! Thanks for sharing your green thumb mixed in with the best garden junk on the planet!

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