Monday, June 16, 2008

Summer Garden Tour 2008


Tracey is hosting this very fun garden tour. I thought I ought to get on board after all the time I've (we've) spent lately in our garden and on our patio, rather than blogging!
I am beginning with side of our back yard, where we have many random, vintage/junk-inspired goodies. Though, there will be more to see each day this week. I know what you're thinking, but I promise not to disappoint!

A half-crock with freshly planted flowers from Joanns ....
(end of summer clearance two years ago)
An old bike from my Grandmother's barn....
A discounted planter from Tuesday Morning....
(this is on our patio, so my apologies for digressing from the side of our yard)
Another planter from Joanns....
(also bought at the end of summer clearance two years ago)
An old, $2 milk can from an estate sale and yet another planter from that same Joanns sale....

Two things I should note:
*I never, well almost never, buy planters in the spring or summer because you can get them so extremely cheap in the off seasons! This is with the exception of some "must-have-now" items. I can assure you I try my best to use unusual/recycled/free/vintage items to do my planting in, so I don't often find the need to purchase "must-have-now" planters. I like to use what I've got!!

*The cute little borders and adjustments on my photos were put on with Professor Franklin's Instant Photo Effects, which I won in an EBAY auction. This software was recommended by Tracey herself and I've had it quite some time. I've been too lazy to bust it out and use it up until now, but I'm soo glad I did. Fun, huh!!

Stop back tomorrow for more garden pics. I'm here all week...for the Garden Tour!

3 comments:

Magnolia Street Style said...

Thank you for the tour, I'll check in again for the entire tour. You're my kind of shopper. My moto is never pay full price.

A Lovely Thing said...

Love the bicycle!

The Apron Queen said...

What a lovely garden! Stop by my sunflower garden if you'd like.

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