Adding Vertical Interest In A Small Garden

July 11, 2015
Flower Bed Needing Some Vertical Interest
This small flower bed is planted with red and pink geraniums, dusty miller and alyssum with two spikes in the center for height.  The little garden is doing well but even with the spikes has little vertical interest.  Taller plants won't work in a small garden, but an item in my shed will.

A couple years ago I purchased two iron plant stands from the thrift shop but never used them or updated them.  They were a distressed dark yellow.  The top came off of one of them!

Here is the plant stand that doesn't need any repairs.

I dry brushed on Fusion Mineral Paint in Casement, leaving some of the old paint that kind of looks like rust.

Adding Vertical Interest to a Small Garden
Kmart had all of their flowering baskets on sale for $5.99 so I picked up this one with red geraniums and alyssum and set it in a galvanized bucket.  I love the tag on this one!

Adding Vertical Interest to a Small Garden
I centered the plant stand in the flower bed, and instant vertical interest!

Adding Vertical Interest to a Small Garden
Stop back for the 2015 garden tour coming soon!
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. I love the rid iron with the can planters. Very nice! Putting things together is one of my favorite parts of gardening. You have created something wonderful to enjoy.

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

  2. The garden looks great with the plant stand in the center. Your right, it does give the height that you needed for that little garden. Your flowers are doing very well. We are in the mist of the worst drought ever in CA. I've lost two rose bushes and my grass is pretty pitiful.
    Have a great sunny weekend.

  3. Perfect! I've never thought of doing something like that.

  4. I always enjoy seeing your garden. You pull together great ideas



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