Have you ever checked out an old chair or child’s wagon that you simply were close to discard, and wondered if you’ll repurpose it as garden art? Well, you’re not alone! Many folks check out what we are close to sending off into the good junk heap down the road, and have second thoughts before letting it go.
“Maybe I should hang onto that old bench,” you say “Perhaps that rusted wheelbarrow will last another season,” you rationalize. Sound familiar? to not worry; you’ll save the item and save the day also by using these things in your Earthen Garden!
Everything old is new again…
All it takes maybe a little imagination and a household or yard item that you simply don’t mind leaving call at the weather. Yes, what once was a thing of beauty can again become a thing of beauty during a new and unique way! confine mind, however, this is often a one-way trip. Once your 1970s blue metal step-stool leaves your home (if that’s where it came from), and spends time gracing the good outdoors basking within the heat of the sun, and therefore the rust inducing rain and snow, it won’t be fit grace the kitchen any longer! But, you knew that.
Look around your house, in your garage or attic; likelihood is that that you simply will find something which will be utilized in a singular thanks to housing a plant or give a stimulating backdrop to a climbing vine!
Popular items to use in your Earthen Garden as garden art include:
- pots ‘n pans, or any container
- fencing material
- old shoes
- architectural pieces
The only limitation to the kinds and sort of materials you’ll use in your garden is your imagination. Got a car bumper or an old rusted push lawnmower? Use it! Got an old pedestal sink or a claw-foot bathtub? Recycle them into your yard rather than throwing them away.
Use whatever you would like, wherever you would like – in any case, it’s your garden! and therefore the great thing about it all is that you simply just can’t fail. If the item you select doesn’t look right where you’ve got it; move it! If the metal piece rusts after a while; no biggie it ads character! If the basket falls apart over time; simply throw it away! it had been going into the rubbish anyway…
Creating garden art from your discards may be a refreshing outlet for your creativity and a fun diversion from planting weeding and pruning. To top it off, you’ll get tons of “wows”, and “oohs” from your visitors to your Earthen Garden. And, you’ll be the envy of the garden club as they wonder “how did she get so creative?”