Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Garden Junque

The rusty cast iron table base that I found at a barn sale on Saturday has a new home. Flipped over from its intended design, it makes a sturdy base for my earthenware water feature, which had not found just the right spot in the garden.
One year, when I set it on some low
bricks, in among perennials, a snake made a home there.
I wasn't too happy about that.
When I relocated the fountain, chipmunks moved in.

In this new spot, a morning glory is already reaching out to the base. Won't that look pretty as the vines climb up?

The other cast iron piece I bought looks pretty good as a plant holder. The back of our yard drops away into a woody ravine. I haven't gotten around to doing much with that area yet, so this piece adds a little color there. The begonias were a gift from my sister, intended to be a hanging basket. I think they rather glow in this shady spot.
Thank you, Mary.