Updated Junk Garden Container Photos

June 20, 2016
This frame used to hold my "almost" famous framed lobelia.  But this year I gave the frame a whitewashing, and planted an annual baby's breath instead of a lobelia.  Here it is at planting on May 18th.

As you can see the pail of annuals has filled out nicely!

Here is my whitewashed bench and galvanized tool box with "Vintage" stencil from Old Sign Stencils in May.

This container is also starting to spill over the sides of the container now in June.

The corner of my deck in May.

And now in June!

Here is my weathered window frame at planting time in May with small red verbena bedding plants.

And now in June, the planter looks so cute!

The black eyed Susan vine on my potting sink in May.

Bigger but still pretty small.  I think it needs more sunshine and warm temps.  We have had a lot of rain and pretty cool weather so far this season in northern Minnesota.

 My love affair with garden chairs continues.  This old chair is draped with a Vintage Garden sign and a Martha Washington type geranium in an enamelware pot.  Easy garden decor.

Calibrachoa, petunias and verbena in a galvanized bucket in a metal egg crate.

Thanks for checking out my garden plants!
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Wow! Your plants have really grown. Thanks for sharing the update.

  2. I love love love your stuff! I look forward to every email from you.

    And thanks for posting before and after pics of your plant life. I'm new to gardening and I can't envision how things will grow. Your site helps me a lot!

    I did have one question, however. Do you drill holes in all of your different containers for drainage? If not, how do you prepare for drainage?

    Thanks again for posting!

  3. Nice use of galvanized everything!

  4. Typically gorgeous work, Carlene. Thanks for the inspiration!


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