Saturday, August 9, 2008

"Garden Junk"

This time of year there's not many new things blooming in the garden. We are all waiting on fall for mums and asters I guess. So I am joining my fellow garden bloggers and looking at "other things in the garden." Some call it "whimsy", I think of it as my "garden junk" since most things I find at flea markets or antique stores.
This little table is something my best friend gave me years ago. It was old when she bought it and as you can see, it is still aging. I put it on the flagstone patio joined by old tins, a birdhouse, candles and plants.



Most of my "junk" is along the garage side of the backyard. When they built the fence, I moved all my "stuff" in this empty bed, and it looked so cute, I decided to leave most of it there.













This is a little red wagon I found in McKinney. I had been looking forever for a small wagon, so was really excited to find one this size.
















This Garden Angel watches over the corner wildflower bed. I am just starting out with wildflowers, so she has been very busy this year!














These are just a few of my birdhouses. I keep these in an iron planter on the patio right outside the kitchen.





And my very favorite is this garden stone. My husband surprised me with it several years ago on our 25th wedding anniversary. The stone sits tucked in the ivy right by the pond. I look at it everytime I sit in the swing, and I am reminded of how truly blessed I am!


10 comments:

JenningsJunk said...

You are so sweet to share your treasures and memories.

Perennial Gardener said...

You have such great treasures, I wouldn't call them junk! I love the sweet little red wagon and the "Grow old with me, the best is yet to be" stone is so precious. What a nice hubby you have! All your little vignettes are put together so wonderfully. Thanks for sharing your whimsy!

Meadowview Thymes said...

JJ--I love to share! Glad you enjoyed!

PG--well...you know the "trash to treasure" saying...that's my garden! But it's the things I love. Glad you liked the stone. It's so very special!

Susie said...

Meadowview-I love your "garden junk". That little red wagon is so cute. It reminds me of when I was a little girl. You have great stuff!

Lottie Wannabe said...

I love the old watering can. It reminds me of one we had when I was a little seedling.

Meadowview Thymes said...

Thanks Susie--I'm glad you like my junk. Old things remind us of another time, don't they. I think they give a garden lot of character.

Hi Lottie! The watering can is one of many. I have this thing for old, rusty, tin watering cans. This one I actually use though. It works great for new little plants!

cindee said...

I love all your "junk" They are all treasures that make me smile(-:
I think a garden is not complete without a little "junk" in it(-: Thanks for sharing(-:

Meadowview Thymes said...

Thanks Cindee. I know you and I share the love of trash to treasure!

misterreereeder said...

If I recall correct, there is a quote that goes something like ... one man's (garden) junk is another man's treasures.

Meadowview Thymes said...

mr--you are right! "Trash to Treasure" is my motto! : )