Monday, May 30, 2011

Patio Container Garden

Old pieces of French and Czech enamelware give wonderful textures and shapes in this corner.

I have had this lady for many years, too many to count. I bought her from a place called Hahn Industries. The company is a family run business that is still making garden ornaments. My lady has been in my garden or on my deck each summer. She made the trek to Michigan and back to Illinois again. She has outlasted several concrete bases. This time she has a tin wash tub. This is much more economical, and easier to move inside for the winter.

Peter has gone to stand by the antique iron gate.

A birdbath was made from a farm drainage tile and a plant saucer.

I have used the old coal scuttle for a planter. There is no fireplace in this house anyway! The washtub got me in a bit of hot water at first, since it was $6 (new ones are around $20 at the hardware store). I knew as soon as I saw it what I would do with it. Hubby plumbed my lady fountain statue, and then her put the tub on bricks. The aquatic plant was a gift from Kim, another of her perennials from her garden, this one was in her pond.


Peng Peng said...

tweak away! we have waited 9 months to do gardening so go crazy while u can! nobody's stopping you :)

Kingfisher Farm said...

Thank you Peng Peng, I am enjoying the Spring! Summer will soon bring us tomatoes! Please post pictures of your garden on P3 soon!