Outdoor This & That 18: More Cool Container Gardens and What's Blooming

June 04, 2014
Rusty Wire Cloche Over Pot of Gold Dust Mercardonia www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
I found this rusty little chicken wire cloche with bird finial at a local occasional shop. I love its rustiness with my rusty milk cans

Rusty Wire Cloche Over Pot of Gold Dust Mercardonia www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
I have planted a Mecardonia ‘GoldDust’ annual in a small vintage aluminum pot with bail handle.  

Junky Cream Separator Container Garden www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
 The bottom piece of this cool junk garden container is a cream separator.  I think the top is also to a cream separator.  I purchased them separately.

Junky Cream Separator Container Garden www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
This junky container is planted with the annual Love Lies Bleeding.  It is not yet in bloom, but will have long red ropy blossoms.

Galvanized Bucket with Violas www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
I am loving this $5 container of violas that I purchased at Menard's and stuck into a galvanized bucket.

Newly Planted Annuals in Vintage Bike Basket www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
Last year there was somewhat of a ruckus about this old garden bike.  It was spray painted white, and apparently "white" bikes or "ghost" bikes are placed in areas where a bicycle rider had been killed.  I am a small town girl and was not aware of this practice.  I decided to repaint the bike in a terracotta color to match my house's accent color.  The flowers were just planted yesterday so they are pretty small.   The white spots on the plant are from "Liquid Fence" deer spray.  Deer like the new tender annual seedlings, and the spray seems to work for me.  I think I sprayed with stream nozzle instead of spray, as I usually do not get such noticeable spots.

Variegated Solomon's Seal in Bloom www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
My perennial Solomon's Seal are blooming in the north Hosta bed.  For more info about this plant, see my post from 2013 here.

Ajuga Reptans in Bloom www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
Also blooming are perennial Ajuga Reptans.

Ajuga Reptans in Bloom www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com

Outdoor Vintage Container Garden Vignette www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
Here is a nicotiana annual seedling just coming into bloom in an enamelware pot. Behind the pot is a red metal vintage child's wheelbarrow.  I have had it quite a while inside the house.

That's all I have to share in the garden for today!  I can't wait until these container flowers fill out!

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. luv the flower made from what looks like window screen! Did you make it?

  2. I find such inspiration here. It's so windy here, but I am still planting and hoping for the best. Are you going to plant the little wheelbarrow?

  3. I love all your plantings, I just love seeing unusual things used as planters in the gardens. Every time I'm out junkin and I see something I can use and it's priced right I buy it, it may be a couple yrs before I use it, but I have it when the idea pops into my pea brain what to do with it. I think these wonderful rusty pieces give our gardens such personality and add depth to the garden and make them uniquely ours. I love seeing your beautiful plantings and draw inspiration from them. Thank you for sharing.

  4. You are an inspiration for garden junk lovers with your great ideas!

  5. Your blooms are blooming better up north then my southern blooms.


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