Organized Clutter's 2018 JUNK Garden Tour

It's here.  My 2018 junk garden tour!  As usual, there were successes, there were some fails, but all in all I'm happy with this year's flower gardens.  I did not regret all the reds in this year's tour!

This small garden by the driveway was planted HERE on May 27th 


Buffalo checks moved to the covered patio this year, as well as grain sack stripes courtesy of my favorite stencils from Old Sign Stencils.

You can visit my covered patio post HERE.

I think this window screen box is my favorite project this season.  See the tutorial HERE.

Ferns are perfect on my covered patio that faces north.

This crate/picket fence section shelf was assembled in this blog post.

The thrift shop chair on the right was upcycled HERE.

Roosters were stenciled on a lot of my summer decor!  Like these buckets HERE.

I added this laundry tub and iron dolly to my junk garden decor!

My DIY tractor garden flag tutorial is HERE.

I didn't make the large daisy, but it is a fun addition on my old gate!

This old garden chair got a makeover HERE.

 My front border perennials are pretty much the same every year, but I do change up the junk and the annuals.

A 2018 planting diagram of this flower bed is HERE.




Coming in second for my favorite junk garden makeover is this wax begonia display with before photos and information HERE.

My cabin/lake themed vignette is pretty fun too!  See the tutorial HERE.

The "hello" planter was purchased at a garage sale this year and upcycled HERE.

This small flower bed under a spruce tree is planted with wax begonias and fuchsias.

Sedums are in front, with coleus, tuberous begonias, fuchsias and hostas in the back.

I added a few new birdhouses, and changed up the flowers in this year's rustic birdhouse vignette HERE.


I changed the color scheme and the plant type in my horizontal barrel this year.  See the details on this planter HERE.

New junk here, a vintage red metal train toy and a large number "3" metal sign that was originally a gas station price number.

Geraniums and verbena are in the galvanized tub.


The no parking sign was a garage sale purchase from this season, and the strap hinge planters were created in a blog post HERE.

I still have my junk gallery fence from last season by the deck!

I found the perfect plant (annual baby's breath) for my upcycled thrift shop birdcage.  Details HERE.

The back of my deck has this little succulent bed that includes my rusty lantern project.

I made a few changes to my garden shed decor this season.  See the post HERE.

Pin the tour!
Pin the tour!


And last but not least, I made a garden tour video again this year!  Enjoy!




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9 comments

  1. Beautiful Carlene! So much personality! Jane

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  2. Carlene sometimes I’m worn out just thinking about all the time you put into all of these gardens.Your gardens are always so beautiful, so where in the world do you find all the energy and time for all of this?

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    1. We have such a long winter here in northern Minnesota that I enjoy every minute outside! Thanks!

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    2. I understand that. I’m originally from Buffalo, NY so I’m very familiar with winter...lol! I’ve lived in NC for 27 years now and although I love it here, our summers are way too hot/humid to be outside for very long. If I can find the strength I go out early in the morning for a short time but I mostly go out as soon as the sun goes down. It’s still light for a few hours so that helps. I have all kinds of things to junk with in my garage it’s just a matter of finding the time and energy.

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  3. Your garden is wonderful and so vibrant. How in the world do you keep up with it all?

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  4. I was so excited to read this post. Your gardens and projects always give me the inspiration I need as a newbie blogger!! Thank You!

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  5. So FUN! I love all your junk garden vignettes, but my favorite this year is the birdhouse one. Happy gardening!

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  6. Hi! Your gardens are amazing! I've gotten so many clever ideas that I hope to incorporate in my own yard. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

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