Friday, May 26, 2017

Wheelbarrow Garden

Another garden magazine inspiration. My Dearly Beloved had this old wheelbarrow way before he had me. It was given to him by someone that upgraded many years ago. It has served well over the many years and several owners. The bottom is about shot so I decided to make it into a miniature garden. Do you notice what direction my gardening is headed this spring??
The following will be little vignettes of the figures. This is the turtle family. The Mrs is getting geared up to do her garden chores. 
She has her tools all collected. What could that task be? 
Tending the Mouse Ears mini hostas or gathering water at the well? Perhaps she will choose to sit under the Japanese Maple in the side garden? 
The Mister and daughter are slowly coming into the garden on their steady steads.  
The tortoises are coming around to see that the tiny golden sedum doesn't overwhelm the mini hosta Itty Gold and all is properly cared for. 
If you could hear all the stories that my Garden Helper makes up for these gardens you would enjoy them too. 
Happy Gardening no matter what sort of plants and accoutrements you enjoy. 

11 comments:

  1. What a wonderful garden! So much beauty there, jut wonderful. Thanks for your visit on my blog, much appreciated. Hugs, Valerie

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  2. What a project! Fun, fun, fun! Good job, Lisa!

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  3. Fun! So did you do anything to preserve the bottom? I didn't with my wheelbarrow/planter, and I think in a couple years it will be all rusted through.

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    1. No I didn't do anything to the bottom. The holes are so big I did lay in some landscape fabric to cover the bottom so the soil wouldn't fall through. This planter will probably not last too long. I will just have to wait to see.

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  4. What a sweet little garden and I love the wheelbarrow....is the wheel metal? That's an oldie! The Saver keeps bringing wheelbarrows home from the dump....there are two on their last legs.....perhaps I see a fairy garden in my future!

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    1. Yes Sally the wheel is metal. It was at one time a very heavy duty wheelbarrow. Go ahead and make a garden. It is fun. You can wheel it around out of your way if you need to.

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  5. I love this! Plus you can move it into shade or sun as needed.

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  6. So creative, lovely and magical ~ and what a great way to recycle the wheelbarrow ~ thanks,

    Happy week to you ~ ^_^

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  7. How freaking ADORABLE is this!!!

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