Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ruby Tuesday ----- Blooming Tuesday

I love to use thrift sale finds and unusual containers in my flower gardens. This large vase had a huge "UGLY" mauve and blue silk flower arrangement when I found it. Marked $1 but everything was 50% off that day! I threw out the silks and drilled some drain hole in the bottom and filled it with potting soil. Hopefully I'll keep it watered enough that the plants will fill out and look ever better :) 
My Oriental Lilly doesn't usually get the chance to bloom because the dogs break it off before it gets the chance. So I moved it to a safer spot last summer and now she's radiant in the sun .  

I found a great size basket for the shade garden for 25 cents. It has baby white inpatients in it.

My rusty barbed wire sphere was disappearing into the mulch so  whipped out my favorite red spray paint can and gave it a good coating. Will show more detailed pics of it in later post :) 
So that's how some of my garden looks today. How does yours look? 

Linking to:
Ruby Tuesday

Blooming Tuesday


  1. I love the bright touches of red. My garden is looking a little parched and I still need to get all the rusty bits placed.

  2. I love your idea of finding odd things for the flower garden. And I love to go thrifty sales, hope I could find one this year. Happy tuesday!

    Red Tuesday

  3. Such gorgeous ideas!

    Late bloghopping for RT, hope you can peek at my entry, thanks.

  4. That little red basket certainly adds a dash of color to your garden!


    A seeker of crimson and red
    Did part her fair lips as she said,
    “A daiquiri’s fine,
    And so is red wine,
    But I prefer claret instead!”

    ©2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Still Life with Red Blossoms

  5. What a beautiful garden! Your "found" objects add so much interest. Thank you for visiting Red Hen Home!