A Mid June Tour Of The Front Junk Garden Border With Plant Captions

June 17, 2021
The front yard junk garden border is filling in nicely in mid June.  I live in northern Minnesota with a Zone 3 garden. Below, I have captioned the flowers planted with links to more information.


More NEW Galvanized Planters Along The Deck

June 14, 2021
  Along my deck, it's kind of shady on one end and kind of sunny on the other.  I planted an English Ivy and two red seed geraniums in my smaller chicken feeder.


Recent Garage Sale & Thrift Shop Finds

June 13, 2021
Today I'm sharing some of my recent thrift shop & garage sale finds. This wooden magazine rack with tooled leather sides was found at Goodwill.  I may remove the leather or paint it as it smells sort of musty.  I paid $7.99.


A Dollar General Blue Truck With Decor Transfers And A Succulent

June 11, 2021
I found this navy blue metal decor truck at Dollar General.    I paid $10 for it.  I gave it a small upcycle with decor transfers, and placed it on my deck with a succulent!


Galvanized Buckets, Annuals, Climbing Vines, And Other Junk Garden Decor On The Deck

June 09, 2021
I added a few dianthus to the end of the deck here, along with a sedum. The others came up from last year.  These dianthus are sold as 6 pack annuals but they are very hardy and survive several seasons even in Zone 3. Now let's check out some deck planters!  There are links to more info on most of the annuals in the post.


A Vintage W H Barber Oil Company Metal Container Repurposed As A Succulent Planter

June 08, 2021
I found this old W. H. Barber Oil Company metal wall container at the local thrift shop for $2.  It may have hung a gas station wall. I repurposed it as a great junk garden decor piece below!


Decorating the Front Side Patio With Container Gardens & Junk

June 06, 2021
This Lantana topiary was one of my April purchases in the Twin Cities. It was not cheap.  At one greenhouse, the Lantana topiaries were $89, but I was able to find this one for $49. I planned my front side patio plantings around the colors in this topiary and deer resistance!  I have added links to more info on all my plant choices below.


An Easy DIY Fern Stand From A Thrift Shop Find

June 03, 2021
  I think this was a candle stand that may have had a glass part too.  I found it at the thrift shop a few years ago and just ran across it in my shed. I gave it a quick and easy repurpose!


A Vintage Birdcage Stand Repurposed As A Fern Stand

June 01, 2021
I found this iron birdcage stand at a local antiques and consignment shop. I brush painted it with two coats of  Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Caviar .


My Garden Stepladder Featured in HGTV Magazine

May 28, 2021
Today I'm sharing my very first feature in HGTV magazine! See my feature and the story behind it.