Posted: Sep 25, 2012 11:14 AM
Keeping plants in bounds and upright can be challenging and often unsightly. Get creative and put discards and antiques to work for you in the garden.
Old chairs are a popular planter but how about converting one or more into a support for tall plants within or at the edge of a garden bed.
And these old garden bench ends found a second life in this garden.
Inverted blue wine bottles invite you down this path. They create a physical edge for the garden and contrast nicely with the yellow flowering sedum.
The headboard of an old junior bed is a focal point in this garden and support for the surrounding tall perennials.
Parts of an old tractor mark the edge of this garden while preserving a bit of history.
And don't discard that old bowling ball. Collect several from friends, family, and garage sales to create a fun garden edge.