Garage Sale Junk to Awesome Garden Junk!

May 08, 2016
One of the garage sales I hit on Saturday had a lot of great stuff.  It was not dirt cheap but very reasonable.  Like the crates were $7 and $10, the galvanized containers $6 and $7, the stool $6, the vintage enamelware pot $7, and the trellis's two for $5.

First I put some holes in the bottoms of the containers with the drill.

I purchased some KGro  (Kmart's Miracle Gro knock off) premium potting soil that I mix with potting soil from last year.  

I purchased four Black Eyed Susan vines from Proven Selections Lemon A-Peel. I planted two in each galvanized container.

I planted two Blues Red trailing verbena in my Christmas mantel re-used anchor piece.

It's going to be a while until the Black Eyed Susan vines fill in and fill up the trellis.

In the crates, I added smaller galvanized pails with Pony Tail Grasses and Superbena Sparkling Amethyst and Cabaret calibrachoa.  Of course these are just newly planted bedding plants but they will trail nicely and bloom all summer long while the grasses add some gentle movement.  The addition of a weathered barn door fills in the blank backdrop areas well.

I'm loving the symmetry.

A new look for my sink top potting bench with newly found garage sale items.

Grow Girls GROW!

And the stool worked perfectly for a coffeepot of Crazytunia Sparky. 
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Great job! Just what I would have done!

  2. Love everything you did with your garage sale finds.

  3. Awesome finds and repurposing! 😍👍

  4. Can't wait to see it all in a few months!!!! Beautiful. You get such great deals in the midwest, time for a roadtrip.

  5. Beautiful trellis's and I love the one in the pail. Good price too.

  6. Gorgeous! It's going to be lovely when the plants get going. Jane

  7. Love all of it! Very creative.
    Popped over from Shug's blog.

    M :)

  8. I just saw your recent Hometalk post this morning, with the flowers now in full bloom. They're gorgeous, and your ideas are fun and so creative. Thanks also for naming some of the varieties you planted, like the black eyed susan vines. I planted an orange variety this year when I couldn't find the beautiful yellow, and the plants just haven't bloomed well, which has been disappointing. I'll look for your variety next year. Thanks for the virtual walk through your lovely flowerbeds!


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