Vintage Garden Junk and Wax Begonias


Remember my rusty cover project from April?

I stenciled the cover and hung it on a yard sale saw horse with metal legs

I staged the project in that blog post with potted plants.  Now I am actually working the sawhorse sign/planter in my gardens.



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Since my house faces north, I am no stranger to shade plants.  This northwest corner of my yard gets super early morning sun and very late afternoon sun.

I chose Bada Bing Red Wax Begonias for the planter on top of the saw horse and a flat galvanized round tray.  (Add drainage holes.)

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I also added the wax begonias to my oak barrel.

The old rusty bucket in the oak barrel is planted with three Red Dragon Wing Begonias.

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I found this old brown crate with red inside lid at a rummage sale last Saturday.

I drilled holes in the bottom, and added dirt and more wax begonias.  I hung an old Minnesota license plate on the inside cover.

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I found the little gas can at a local antiques store.  

I paid $8.

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I can't wait until the flowers fill in!

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Adding a bucket to the oak barrel adds vertical interest with more height.

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More garden ideas to come!

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4 comments

  1. I love all your garden junk and flowers!! I still have more to plant at my house :)

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  2. Beautiful Carlene! You have a gift for creating beauty. :)
    ~ Christina

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  3. You are so-o-o creative! My favorite is the pot-lid Route 66. You go girl!!!

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  4. It will be fun to watch your junk vignettes fill in with flowers. I always enjoy your creations.

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