When it comes to gardening, some people seem to have more of a knack than others. It seems that everything that they touch has the Midas touch and stands out in their yard as an exemplary example of master gardening. If this isn’t you, take heart, there are some great ways that you can master a unique and creative garden and it’s not going to have to cost a fortune.
Old Garden Implements
Gather up those old garden implements and some unique containers and get ready to create an old-fashioned looking design. Plant some flowers in old washtubs, old camping coffee pots, and pans and set them in a unique design. Add in the tops of the old garden implements such as the rake and a shovel head.
Make sure to use a mix of trailing and non-trailing flowers for your arrangement. Stick to one color, a few complimentary colors or as many colors as you can fit in.
If you’re tired of moving stuff around to find a sunny spot, try planting your flowers in a wheelbarrow. You can move it around as needed.
This lends a clever twist to keep your flowers in the sun or shade as required. Choose some colors so they’ll pop.
If it’s privacy you’re seeking, find some trailing plants or climbing plants and put up a trellis, old ladder or some other way for them to climb.
Set the design up where you wish to have more privacy such as on a deck, a porch or somewhere. Great options include jasmine, clematis, climbing roses, beans (yes climbing beans are a great way to go), ivy or the like.
If you’re looking for some fun, try gathering up several different sized flower pots. Set the largest pot down and plant the flowers around the outer edge. Set the next size pot in the middle and do the same. The smallest pot goes on top and you fill it full of even more flowers.
Ideal for porch or deck stairs, areas that need a pop of color and rock areas.
Rock Garden Succulents
If you’re in a climate that has really hot summers you may wish to consider a collection of rocks and plant some succulents such as mother and chicks in between your rocks.
They’ll thrive in this environment and you don’ t have to give them a lot of water.
Collect some old chandeliers and attach some flower pots to them. Plant a mix of trailing plants and colorful flowers in them and hang them on a porch or deck.
Old pallets have a lot of great uses. You can put dirt in between the slats and use them flat or stand them up vertically. Ideal for vegetable gardens or flower gardens.
You can also adjust these and use them as your “hedge” or privacy screen. Stack them on top of each other vertically or horizontally to adjust the height.
Create a “wishing well” with old Tires. Stack three tires together and paint them to look like bricks or even all one color. Fill with potting soil and add in some pretty flowers.
Set a “well” and handle set up on top and you have an instant wishing well. Quaint and inexpensive and fun to set up in your yard.
Old Tree Stumps
Do you have an old tree stump in your yard that is an eye sore? If so, take heart, you can use this in your garden decor. Set a large flower pot on top with some gorgeous flowers.
You can then put more flower pots around it in graduating sizes and work your way out. You could also put some rocks up against the stump and add in some flowers too.
Base Of A Tree
If you have a tree that has a wide area around it that nothing grows in, take heart. Gather up some bricks, rocks, stepping stones or whatever you have on hand and set them around the perimeter.
Stack them about six inches to 12 inches high and put potting soil in the circle at the base of the tree. Plant some pretty flowers in the soil or set some flower pots in there around them.
Lay old broken flower pots on their side or use half a whiskey barrel on its side. Plant flowers in soil inside of the flower pots, whiskey barrel or whatever the container is and then have them “spilling” out for a few feet farther.
It will appear as if the flower pots or whiskey barrel has toppled over and the flowers are spilling out.
Set “pet rocks” that are painted as bugs like dragonflies or lady bugs, frogs, turtles and the like in amongst a flower garden.
Kids love to try and find all of the different species.
These ideas will get your creative gardening juices going and help you to design a unique and one of a kind garden. Happy gardening.