Deck Plantings and Junk Vignettes 2023

June 11, 2023

Photo of potted herbs, barn quilt & small rustic stepladder on the deck.
Today I'm sharing a the junk decor and container plantings on my deck corners in 2023.

Starting with this old red chippy gate and my barn quilt project from 2019.

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Photo of a rustic step stool stenciled with herb stencils.
Also in this corner is my stenciled, rustic herb step stool/ladder from last year.  These stencils are still available for purchase in the link from Old Sign Stencils.

*Old Sign Stencils has provided me with complimentary samples. All opinions about these fabulous stencils are my own.

Photo of herbs potted in old kettles with wood slice stenciled plant markers.
A couple of old kettles, with holes drilled in the bottoms, are planted with herbs.

The plant markers were made with stenciled wood slice ornament blanks in a project this year HERE.

Photo of Herb Themed Junk Garden Vignette.

Photo of a herb themed junk garden vignette on the deck.
Old rusty pulleys are displayed at the right!

Photo of a rustic birdhouse vignette on the deck.
Here on the deck, I am displaying my vintage birdhouse collection on crates, screens, and a picket fence portion. 

Photo of rustic birdhouses, crates and a stenciled minnow bucket with a diascia
This stenciled bucket  from a 2017 project is planted with two Juliet Pink Diascias.

Photo of a bucket planted with a lobelia.
This bucket is planted with two Techno Electric Blue Lobelias.

Photo of a sawhorse with a bucket of calibrachoa and a bin with wax begonias.
This corner of the deck has a small metal and wood sawhorse with a Menard's $13.99 Calibrachoa basket planted in a bucket.  More wax begonias in the metal/wood bin on top.

Photo of a large metal bucket planted with Bermuda Skies mix from Proven Winners.
I also found this Proven Winners Bermuda Skies basket at Menards for $21.99.  The combination basket planting contains Supertunia Bermuda Beach, Laguna Sky Blue Lobelia, and Superbells Yellow Chiffon Calibrachoa.  

The terracotta colored plastic basket was discarded and the flowers planted in the large bucket.

Photo of rustic junk plantings on the corner of the deck.
The two baskets from Menards coordinated together nicely.

Photo of vintage mop buckets planted with an assortment of succulents.
And the last corner of the deck has the mop buckets of succulents that I planted and posted on May 27, 2023 HERE.  They are filling out nicely.

Thanks for visiting!

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Carlene, I am so taken with your display of old crates and birdhouses! It is definitely right up my alley. I won't be able to copy it on my own deck this year but I am definitely planning for next year. I will get my own collection of crates together and add some birdhouses to my small collection and search for some junky backdrops for the display. Can't wait to get it all together. Thanks a bunch for sharing your version of crates and birdhouses!

    1. I never know how these displays are going to turn out, but I have a lot of stuff and just keep flipping and moving stuff around until I like it!

  2. So pretty and charming! - Briana from Texas


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