Where's the REAL JUNK??? This forum used to be about using all kinds of junk in the garden for planters, edgings, decoration, accents, focal points, fences and you name it. Somehow it has devolved into a garden totem discussion group. For a couple years it was all about bowling balls, heavy sigh. Now it's about totems. Golly. How many different discussions can you have about a ball or a stack of glass stuff?
Doesn't anybody go trash trolling anymore and find benches, beds, containers, tables, toys, or treasures? How about thrift store finds of junk that can be repurposed and imrpovised into something else? This is still one of the most active forums, BUT IT'S IN A RUT!!!!! Some of the forums have only had three posts in the past two years. I don't know why they still exist. This one on the other hand is humming along with a bazillion different versions of the same old story. Really! How many different ways can Goldilocks visit the three bears anyway?
Is anyone out there covering the top of an old buffet with copper to make a potting bench? Anybody using shovel blades for edging a flower bed? How about planting flowers in collandars, or creating a living roof on a potting shed, or paving a path with roofing shingles? I used to read so many innovative ideas here that I felt inspired. Lately, I look in Garden Junk and find post after post about totems. C'mon friends, don't just copy, copy, copy, think and go forward, let your imaginations flo-o-o-w.
Oh, and happy gardening. Cheryl