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Friday, July 20, 2012

✿GARDEN JUNK✿ Part 1

Let's take a peek at what's blooming in the gardens this week!
Since there's nothing new and exciting blooming, let's take a look at some of the junk that I have in my gardens. Part 1 of a two-part series!
Meet Pearl!
I kind of feel that a garden without junk is like a hotdog without mustard. It just ain't right!
My plan is to find some clematises that have been drastically reduced in price and train them to grow up that headboard. In the corner is a vintage cultivator.
My late father-in-law's armillary sphere. That man knew alot about roses, and he gave me the courage to try growing them too. This piece is very special to me.
The red bike, once again being devoured by the heliopsis, despite digging most of them up in the Spring.
My daughter likes to call this plant stand "the bleachers"!
I made this totem several years ago, and it stays outside year-round. What, you thought I had somewhere to put all of this junk, come winter?!?
I found this pump in my grandparents' barn. It was made by Sears, so I thought it only fitting that it should go in the garden of our Sears Roebuck house!
The windmill, with a clematis growing ever higher. If I don't keep that thing under control, it stops the windmill from spinning.
And last we have one of a pair of stained glass butterflies that a friend made for us. Some people might say that I have too much junk in the gardens, and maybe they're right, because sometimes I swear I can hear the theme from Sanford and Son playing as I'm working out there! Oh well, I love my junk, and I'll show you Part 2 next week!

21 comments:

chris mckinley said...

Never too much "stuff" in your garden! I love looking at the little extras in the yard. I put all the chipped plates I find in the yard

chris

janice15 said...

You know it's what ever makes your heart feel content...I love the Garden and sometimes I think that too and about my house cause it's so full. But what would I do otherwise..I say my junk keeps me company when no one else does...have a great day loved the Garden tour...everything is wonderful...with love Janice

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

You have some down right pretty garden junk. I love a full over flowing garden as well. Don't want to see any dirt.

Margaret said...

You have the bestest junk in the whole wide world!

Maggie/Maggie's Lil' Fixins

My Vintage Mending said...

Garden junk is the best kind. Fantastic totem..Smiles..Renee

Tresa said...

LOVED the Sanford and Son reference. Made me giggle. You have some great junk in your garden. Keep up the good work! Pearl is especially cute.

Andy's Attic said...

Such good Junk. Love that you have family items included. That makes it special!

Maureen said...

Everything is growing crazy good! Love the red pump!

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Carol, love the post and pictures. So nice to have family treasures in the garden to,love the sphere of your Dad-in-Law`s,a memory garden is wonderful. Also really like the red pump,thanks for sharing,Blessings Francine.

Angela said...

Like your 'junk'...Blessings.

Kim K. said...

Every garden needs some junk. Love all the special treasures in your yard. I have a toadstools that I could send your way.

Zootsuitmama said...

Lovely junk! I love a garden with those kind of touches, so cozy and welcoming!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Well I wish I had amazing 'junk' like you do in my garden! Beautiful!
hugs, Linda

Mecky said...

LOL about your Sanford and Son comment!! Oh how I would like to rummage through that junk of theirs. Some of it would be highly sought after today!

You have some great junk in your garden!Better to have alittle junk in your garden that a little garden in your junk!

vintage grey said...

Your garden junk is the prettiest!! Love the red pump!! So sweet! xo Heather

Carol said...

Garden junk! Love it. I'm inspired. I do love the old vintage things and I do love working in the garden. That's my new project...furnishing the garden with junk. Thanks!

Jann Olson said...

From one garden junker to another, FABULOUS! In early spring I sometimes think I have too much yard art (junk). But as the flowers fill in and hide some of it, I think; just right. And then I buy more. lol!
Hugs,
Jann

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Well I think all that garden stuff gives your space a lot of personality. I like a wild and wooly garden as opposed to anything perfectly manicured. Eclectic is good. My home reflects just that. :) Have a beautiful day. Tammy

Gina said...

Ahh, but don't you just love looking around Sanford's house when it reruns? ;)

Years ago, on walks, I would purposely chose a path that would take me past a certain house. I loved all the stuff in their yard, tucked in among the landscape, and each time I viewed it I spyed something new. I loved it and I am certain I would love your yard too!!

Bishopnjnl said...

LOL about your Sanford and Son comment!! Oh how I would like to rummage through that junk of theirs. Some of it would be highly sought after today! You have some great junk in your garden!Better to have alittle junk in your garden that a little garden in your junk!

Ashley said...

Well I think all that garden stuff gives your space a lot of personality. I like a wild and wooly garden as opposed to anything perfectly manicured. Eclectic is good. My home reflects just that. :) Have a beautiful day. Tammy