Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Rustic Garden Accent

My husband thought I was crazy when I asked him to please bring this rusty old Bulldozer sprocket to the Vegetable Garden.  I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. 

Plant it with hen and chicks of course. It sits at the entrance to my garden. It always makes me smile.   

My husband found it in the woods in our back yard.  It's old, probably left when the property was logged decades ago.  Told you this place has random treasures, well if you think rusty iron is a treasure which obviously I do since I took several pictures of it.

and then played around with them in Picasa. 
(I need to learn how to use my camera)

I am leaving the area around the garden natural I don't need any more areas to weed.

trying to crop out weeds now.
There's my potting shed in the back ground.

What little thing makes you smile?

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Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Such a cute idea Mimi. I love that birdhouse too. I have been wanting a large one like that for a long time. They can be quite pricey!

the cape on the corner said...

oh my gosh, that is great! so creative...and i love those succulents!

Beth @ UnskinnyBoppy said...

That looks so cool! I love succulents, and this unique arrangement is perfect for them. Thanks for visiting my blog! Will definitely be peeking around yours!

Gail said...

Husbands are wonderful but they don't always have the vision we have, like with your adorable hens and chicks sprocket project.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Oh my gosh you're kidding me. This is SOOO cool. And it's calling my number!

I had to share this on FJI Facebook for SNS 82. :)!/photo.php?fbid=10150251896381141&set=a.192514281140.164586.175378011140&type=1&theater


SANDI said...

I agree. This is awesome. I Love it! I'm a new follower and I LOVE your blog!

Kelsey said...

Cool idea!

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Shirlee said...

That makes an excellent planter for hens and chicks. Great accent in your garden too. I'm all for a little whimsy in the garden.

Sue said...

I love your little treasure. I just used an old coal grate in my garden. Stop by to see it. I was looking at all of your creations- you are a talented woodworker!
~ Sue

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a wonderful little accent piece for your garden! I totally love it! I have some rusty old chairs in my garden and my husband just shakes his head!

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