Junk Gardening: A Collection of Cool Junk with Amazing Flowers

A Junk Garden Border Planting Diagram #annuals #perennials #lilies #junkgarden #gardenjunk #containergarden
In June, my junk is very visible in my front yard border.  But, as the flowers fill in, they take center stage as the stars, and the junk pieces become supporting actors.

Even though I have flowers and junk in other spots in my yard, my front yard garden border is the most loved and most notable area in my yard.


A Junk Garden Border Planting Diagram #annuals #perennials #lilies #junkgarden #gardenjunk #containergarden
I have a skeleton of dependable perennials that anchor the garden, returning every year, along with changeable planting of annuals and cool junk.

This is the far left side of my front yard garden border...

I used to depend on sweet alyssum at the front of my border, however, I find that red Lanai verbena and white MegaCopa are both more interesting and better bloomers.

I plant Marguerite Butterfly Daisies in this border every year.

The funnels contain red lantanas and white bacopa.

A Junk Garden Border Planting Diagram #annuals #perennials #lilies #junkgarden #gardenjunk #containergarden
Just a week after planting the flowers are already filling in nicely.

A Junk Garden Border Planting Diagram #annuals #perennials #lilies #junkgarden #gardenjunk #containergarden
My wheelbarrow's round tub is planted with nicotiana and blue arrows rush.  Nicotiana is one of my favorite underused annuals.

The smaller cream separator is planted with two Mandeville Crazytunias and Mysty Blue Salvia.

A Junk Garden Border Planting Diagram #annuals #perennials #lilies #junkgarden #gardenjunk #containergarden
Tall Benary Zinnias have become my go to tall annuals for filling in around the perennials in the back rows of the border.

One of the Diascias in the kettle hanging on the sawhorse died, and I replaced it with a Euphorbia.

A Junk Garden Border Planting Diagram #annuals #perennials #lilies #junkgarden #gardenjunk #containergarden

A Junk Garden Border Planting Diagram #annuals #perennials #lilies #junkgarden #gardenjunk #containergarden
More underused annuals I like here, Alaska Nasturiums and Heliotrope.

A Junk Garden Border Planting Diagram #annuals #perennials #lilies #junkgarden #gardenjunk #containergarden
I hope you join me for the July garden tour and see all the perennials in full bloom!

A Junk Garden Border Planting Diagram #annuals #perennials #lilies #junkgarden #gardenjunk #containergarden
The right side of my border has three Vanilla Butterfly Marguerite Daisies.

I love them in the border.  Non stop blooming.  

A Junk Garden Border Planting Diagram #annuals #perennials #lilies #junkgarden #gardenjunk #containergarden
I thought my red monarda had died over the winter but it has started filling in the area between the astilbes and verbena.

A Junk Garden Border Planting Diagram #annuals #perennials #lilies #junkgarden #gardenjunk #containergarden
Details on my flower market sign is here.

A Junk Garden Border Planting Diagram #annuals #perennials #lilies #junkgarden #gardenjunk #containergarden
Are you ready to plant a junk garden?

A Junk Garden Border Planting Diagram #annuals #perennials #lilies #junkgarden #gardenjunk #containergarden
It's a work of art!

A Junk Garden Border Planting Diagram #annuals #perennials #lilies #junkgarden #gardenjunk #containergarden
Leave your junk garden questions in the comments.

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A Junk Garden Border Planting Diagram #annuals #perennials #lilies #junkgarden #gardenjunk #containergarden
I love pops of red in my gardens provided by red salvia, calibrachoa, and verbena.

A Junk Garden Border Planting Diagram #annuals #perennials #lilies #junkgarden #gardenjunk #containergarden




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6 comments

  1. I love your garden, so fabulous with all your "junk".

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  2. Your garden is beautiful. Can't wait to see it in full bloom. I'll be back. Thanks!

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  3. Positively gorgeous plantings Carlene!! Love all the color and variety. You clearly put a lot of thought and care into your gardens. :)
    ~ Christina

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  4. Love your flower gardens and the way you use junk in them. So gorgeous!

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