Junk Garden Planting 2018: Day One


I'm planting my flowers this week!

If you like junk gardening, follow along as I plant.

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A junk gardener cannot have TOO MANY galvanized buckets.

This bucket has been whitewashed with watered down Rust-Oleum American Accents Heirloom White  and a chip brush.

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This farm animal stencil is from Hobby Lobby.

I used Ceramcoat Select Multi-Surface Paint in Black to stencil on the rooster.  Ceramcoat Select is more durable outdoors than regular craft paint.


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I did two buckets with whitewash and rooster stencils.

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I purchased two matching hanging baskets at Kmart planted with Calliope Large Dark Red Geraniums, Dracaena Spikes Bombay Dark Blue Improved Trailing Scaevola, and Bacopa.

I purchased them at the beginning of May, and to honest they have not grown much yet.

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There is much more growing and blooming to come here.

But this is what my rooster buckets look like at planting.

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Leafing out of trees still in progress here in northern Minnesota!

We have mowed our lawn just once.

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Herb grow bag on planting day!

I will share the bag's growth progress.

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Remember when I found this Geerpres bucket?

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And this vintage red iron dolly?

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I will be displaying my Geerpres scrub bucket WITH the vintage red iron dolly I found in early May.

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I purchased this laundry tub and stand last fall.

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I stenciled "Wash, Dry Fold" from the FolkArt Die Cut Paper Stencils Phrases (26-Pack) and Ceramcoat Black Paint.  


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I planted the washtub with four zonal red geraniums that I purchased from Menards.


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What's in the Geerpres bucket?  ( I added 4 holes for drainage in the bucket bottom)

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I love this combination. 

Nemesia are an underused annual, that is easy care and beautiful.

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Besides the Herb Bag Planter, I have a white enamelware coffee pot planted with another red nemesia with an Early Spring White Lobelia.


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 Just using my iphone for planting photos.

The potting bench area is starting to come together.

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More to come!



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4 comments

  1. This looks great! Love all the finds and those roosters! So fun! laura

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  2. Super fun and colorful Carlene! Love these! :)
    Christina

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  3. Starting to plant all my garden junk too, although very cold here in NW Indiana - finally warming up again this next few days!!

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  4. always enjoy your gardening details so i can see them flourish by summer's end. many great ideas!!

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