Sunday, July 1, 2012

Antique 'Junk' for the Garden

A couple of weeks ago, we all traveled up to the quaint town of Prescott, AZ.  One of the best things that I like about going there is that they have some very good antique shops.

To be honest, I hadn't planned on buying anything.  I was just going to browse - but you probably know how that goes....

Two different items caught my eye and I thought that they would be perfect for my garden.

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Okay, maybe it isn't obvious what I am going to do with these two antique pieces.


 My plan is to use the old watering can as a planter in my vegetable garden.  I plan to add annual flowers that will spill out the top.  

All I need to do is to add some holes for drainage on the bottom and put a drip emitter on top for water. 

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I really like this wire basket.  According to the the seller, it is a wire basket that held wine bottles.

Well, I don't drink much wine, so I think I will use it in my vegetable garden later this year.

Don't you think it would make a great trellis for sugar snap peas?

I will simply place the basket in my vegetable garden and plant the seeds around it.  Once they sprout, they will have a great place to grow upward.  Later, when the plants are finished for the season, I will simply take the basket out.

How about you?

Have you discovered any antiques or items that you can use in your garden?

Please share them with me :-)

2 comments:

debsgarden said...

I like your choices and what you plan to do with them. I think antique pieces add a lot of character to a garden. I have an antique milk jug I am trying to decide where to place.

jane carter said...

When I stepped into the showroom, I felt like I was in Provence.
The scent of lavender and the sound of running water from the antique limestone fountain along with the incredible selection of French garden antiques were really impressive. If you are looking for very large garden ornaments, French planters, etc. this is the showroom to visit. A total of 15,000 square feet of the most incredible French garden antiques, French limestone fountains, fireplace mantels and the most selective collection of planters from France with immediate availability. Each piece feels real, the atmosphere is so calming and rural. A true and unique gem to be found in West Palm Beach! Their website is www.authenticprovence.com

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