The busy Garden Gnomes have been stirring up the topsoil out in front of the shop lately! And by Gnomes, I actually mean Linda & Elisa! Almost overnight, our power Mom & Daughter duo have managed to spruce up our garden area with vibrant blooms, flowering fruits, & fragrant herbs. But they have chosen to do so in their own Signature Vintage Style!!!
PONY PACK COLORS IN A CHILD'S TOY WHEEL BARREL
Container gardening is the ideal solution for those who do not like weeding or cannot physically take care of a conventional garden, and container gardening is also a fantastic solution for renters. "I have physical limitations, and although I love flowers and fresh veggies I cannot physically take care of a large flowerbed or garden, even with a tiller and hand tools of the highest quality. Instead, I chose container gardening because weeds are far fewer and easier to pull, and the containers are up off the ground and easier to reach." says Linda.
THIS OLD SEED SCATTERER MAKES A DARLING POT
Container gardening also provides countless unique decorating options for outdoor spaces. Elisa proclaims "In the past I spent hours weeding a conventional flowerbed, and I paid for it dearly. With container gardening I can sit on the ground and take care of my vegetable plants and unique flower arrangements, and I can have the beautiful live plants I want without all of the work that comes with conventional gardening. These unique container gardening ideas are some that I have used used around my own outdoor oasis at home...I just brought the same imaginative solutions here, at the shop, to share with our valued customers."
KITCHEN MARJORAM AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
IN A VINTAGE FLOUR SIFTER
AMAZING RUSTY HORSE WATER TROUGH FILLED
WITH BULBS AND PERENNIALS
Linda advises that "When container gardening, consider selecting a very large planter, and fill it with flowers that grown in your zone. Select flowers of varying height to add interest and depth to your display. Select two, or three flowers of the same color value when designing, and place them together for more impact", she continues. Do not be concerned with open areas. With proper care and plenty of water, sunshine, and fertilizer applied according to product label instructions, the flowers and foliage will soon fill in any open areas and create a gorgeous display unlike any other beneath the never ending sky.
FRAGRANT LAVENDER IN AN ENAMELED TEAPOT
CREATE YOUR VERY OWN VINTAGE
CONTAINER GARDEN IN 5 EASY STEPS:
CONTAINER GARDEN IN 5 EASY STEPS:
~ Vintage container of your choice - we have lots of awesome containers at Vintage Home Collective that would work perfect for this project!!!
~ Good quality planting soil
~ Flowers or greenery that grow best locally (Linda & Elisa used mums, pansies, straw flowers, lavender, sweet alyssum, strawberries, and a variety of bulbs)
- Make sure your container is completely clean before planting anything in it.
- Make drain holes in the bottom with a screwdriver, and drop a thin layer of fine gravel at the bottom to help prevent the soil from escaping when you water.
- Fill it with a good quality planting soil.
- Plant the flowers. Keep in mind where you will be placing your new planter, and if it gets enough sun/shade for the type of flowers or plants you want to use.
- Use the final product as a decoration for the patio or deck, or even to add a splash of color to a sunny interior window. Remember to water daily!
MUST LOVE RUST'S SUCCULENTS IN
VINTAGE WOODEN FRUIT CRATES
AN OLD DENTED AND DISCARDED KITCHEN COLANDER
ALREADY HAS BUILT-IN DRAINAGE HOLES
So get on out here to Vintage Home Collective and see what you can imagine for your own creation. Will it be an old leather cowboy boot...a lithographed cookie tin...old glass canning jars...maybe even an old rusty typewriter??? The possibilities are endless!!!