Flower Gardening Before & Afters

Before & Afters: 
Covered Patio Coleus www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com


Vintage and Junk Finds

I just picked up this rusty gate this morning for $20.  I thought that was a great price. 


Mending a Little Stool with Mending Braces

I received a Facebook message with this photo from my junkin' friend, Jodi.  It said that she had dropped a little stool on her garage floor and broke it.  She said she would give me the stool, and I could figure out something to do with it.  Of course I didn't turn it down.


Organized Clutter: Junk Garden Tour 2014

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Welcome to Organized Clutter's 2014 Junk Garden Tour!  This year I asked my friend and coworker, Val,  to photograph my tour.  Val has a great camera, and is a great photographer.  
So sit back and view my gardens through her eyes and her lens.  The macros are amazing!


Organized Clutter's Junk Garden Tour Sneak Peak

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It's coming...The 2014 Organized Clutter Junk Garden Tour.


Another Rusty Shovel Garden Sign

I purchased this $3 rusty shovel at a garage sale this morning.  I'm going to make another rusty shovel garden sign.


A New Rustic Kitchen Ideas Clipboard on HOMETALK

I love a rustic-styled kitchen!
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In my kitchen, I display well used and well loved vintage kitchen wares.


A Repurposed Crank Handle Hook

I started my re-purposed hook project with a salvaged drawer pull, crank handle and chippy painted board.  The crank handle was $2 at the consignment shop, and I got the drawer pull and board from my Junkin' Friend Jodi.


Repurposed & Upcycled Vintage Cedar Box

 I picked up this vintage cedar box thrifting for $2.


My Multi-Talented Junkin' Friend Jodi

Signs & Furniture by Mann Made Signs www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
On any given day, this could be the scene in my friend Jodi's garage.  On this particular day, Jodi  photographed her 300+ signs, that she prepared in just two weeks for the Fargo Junk Market.   Mann Made Signs are rustic wood signs painted up in all colors and fonts for literally ALL occasions, subjects and people.



Garden Junk Doesn't Last Forever

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 Here are two of my old favorites in the junk garden...my weathered gray chair and my Perfection heater.  Both have been in the garden for a lot of years, AND the elements have taken their toll.  


Old Wagon Boards Make A Great Planter Backdrop

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I am so thankful to have junker friends!  Last Friday I found these old boards from a wagon in the garage of my friend, sign maker and furniture painter, Jodi, from Mann Made Signs.


Two Easy Flower Pot Hangers For The Junk Garden

Do you know what this is?  If you are a northern girl like me chances are you know it is an ice fishing hole skimmer.  This is an older one as the newer ones have a plastic circle with holes.  I purchased this one for $2 at the thrift shop.


Thrift Shop Purchases Re-Purposed As Decorative Garden Flower Picks

Can you guess what these are?  I saw them for $2 at a local thrift shop, and asked the clerk.  She didn't know, but they had them situated with old tools and such.  Luckily, they had some writing on the ends.  They were marked Ekco Forge Aluminum Heat Rods.  I googled them when I got home and found out they were for baked potatoes.


Repurposed Earring & Ring Holder

 I found this shelf at the thrift shop for $2 recently.

Not sure if it was homemade or what it was orginally used for.


Painted & Re-Purposed Vintage Everlast Forged Aluminum Tray

I had the day off from work today and planned to garden and work on projects.

This was the scene at our bird feeder at 5:00 a.m. this morning.  Two does were helping themselves to sunflower seeds.  The poor deer on the right has a bum leg and actually walks on three legs.  
I have sprayed my flowers occasionally with Liquid Fence deer repellent this year but not last night, and with all the rain we have been having, I should have sprayed almost every day.


Holiday Junk: Re-purposed Rusty Spring Tree

Industrial Spring Christmas Tree Tutorial www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
 I made my very first Christmas project today.  I guess it's Christmas in July!

Industrial Spring Christmas Tree Tutorial www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com


Outdoor This & That 19: Wheelbarrow Container Gardens & New Garden Angel

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This old wheelbarrow was one of my very first junk garden accessories, and it remains my favorite.  I seal it with Thompson's Water Seal almost every year to preserve it's chippy, weathered goodness as long as I can.

A Framed Lobelia Repeat Perfomance

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Last year I framed a techno heat blue lobelia.  It was gorgeous here on June 11, 2013.  See more HERE.

Framed Techno-Heat Lobelia www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
This year I repeated this project with a violet techno heat lobelia.  This is planting day 5/23/14.

Framed Techno-Heat Lobelia www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
 Here is the framed violet lobelia on July 5, 2014.  I like it, but LOVE the blue one!  What do you think?

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My Garden "Clutter" Is Featured on Flea Market Gardening!

I'm thrilled to have my gardens and junk featured today on the Flea Market Gardening blog with Sue Langley.  Come have a peek:  http://www.fleamarketgardening.org/2014/06/29/carlenes-good-garden-clutter/

Then have a look around Sue's blog.  It's a junk gardener's paradise!

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