Garden Vignettes – I love the definition of vignette on vocabulary.com:
“A vignette is a brief but powerful scene. A good vignette leaves you wanting more.”
I’ve been inspired over the years by following the blog, Organized Clutter. Carlene has an incredible talent for upcycling and adding all kinds of junk to her gardens to create some really awesome garden vignettes. I also love Flea Market Gardening. It’s a website that focuses on using flea market finds in the garden as well. When my creative juices get flowing, I love putting together little vignettes of junk I’ve picked up at garage sales, thrift stores, estate sales or flea markets and incorporating them into different areas of my garden. In some cases, my dear hubby made the junk. We just won’t tell him I call his creations junk.
First up is this chair hubby made out of sticks and limbs from a maple tree we cut down. I parked a wicker basket of annuals on the seat and twined a Nelly Moser clematis around the back. Mr. or Mrs. Robin liked it too and stopped in for a visit. It makes for a very cute garden vignette.
This sweet girl is at home sitting in a patch of John Creech stonecrop and various annuals, with a daylily and yarrow towering over her. It’s seems like I’ve had this little sitting girl forever. She moves around from year to year and will pop up in lots of my gardening pictures.
This ladder was an estate sale find several years ago and it’s made an appearance in my garden every year since then.
Here’s a little vignette from a few years ago featuring antique mason jars. I loved this one so much that I had a canvas print made and it hangs in my office at my real job.
It’s hard to choose a favorite, but I love filling this wheelbarrow every year. For some reason this wheelbarrow seems to always end up in the shade and filled with shady annuals, like impatiens, begonias, caladium, ferns and creeping jenny or vinca vine.
I use this old chair that I picked up several years ago at an antique store for a couple dollars since it didn’t have a seat. I didn’t care if it had a seat, because I knew immediately only a pot of flowers was ever going to sit on it.
Finally, this is my junk garden this year. I loved putting this together. As I stated earlier, both the ladder and wheelbarrow came from estate sales. Hubby made the bench several years ago and it’s now showing age which I love. All the other stuff just came from my collection of garden decor and junk. Excuse the shadow of yours truly in the picture. Some day this old shed will become one of my makeover projects, which will be fun because I’ve always wanted a “she-shed”. That’s pretty far down on the project list though.
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