"Trash" to garden treasure
Buena Creek Gardens in San Marcos the other day.
We went last year and were so charmed by the place.
What we didn't know until we got there this year, is that the home and nursery are up for sale.
I hope the new owners are able to keep the same magical atmosphere.
My photos aren't great quality, but I hope you get some ideas about how to take common thriftstore goodies, and make your garden something special.
Here they transformed an old clock into a planter.
See what I mean by magical?
They also have a lot of hanging mirrors throughout the area.
Or a wheelbarrow becomes a perfect place for a mini garden
An old barbeque, painted blue, earns new life
Consider displaying plants at varying heights, using thrifted stools and tables,
and accenting with miscellaneous items of interest (like this pineapple glass)
Chair seats can also be planted upon directly, using moss and soil (especially good for succulents).
Consider architectural salvage like old window frames to add interest, or dividers, or storage areas (they make great cabinet doors).
Too, items like old balusters make interesting focal points, fence posts, or columns for plants or other objects.
Here they used thrifted silver pieces as planters.
Also consider planters from old tea cups, bean pots, or any interesting container. On the left are blue bottles set onto the tines of a rake, so they can dance in the sunlight.
The spool-like table once stored phone cable (I think. Either that or it was electrical cable, and either way it is recycled trash)
But here and there throughout this area there are fun surprises--twinkling lights, moss strung on an old chandelier, faux birds in a nest...
I think it gives this garden character and personality.
When you decorate your home, it should be a reflection of who you are.
Do the same for the exterior of your home--let it speak.