Our new 'Welcome' junk bed

Marlene KindredJune 13, 2012

Some of you know that for the past year we've been constructing a new driveway on our property and we've finally gotten to the point of doing some landscaping. Well, what driveway is complete without some garden junk? So, we pulled one of my Dad's old plows up and DH took some old barrel rings and made them into a garden sphere for me...thanks Jeannespines for the inspiration on that! Added some new knockout roses and muhly grass that should look good in a few months after it gets established. We even have one of DH's spider creations hanging out in there.

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cnm1(6 Oh)

That looks great!! I wish I had our old horse plows!! I grew up on a tree nursery and we used horses to plow when I was little. And where do you guys find barrel rings!!

    Bookmark   June 13, 2012 at 9:32PM
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sunnyca_gw

Love the plow & sphere & welcome sign, would look good from porch in front looking out to road,too! Grass will fill in & give it finished look! Will keep people from cutting corners to get on your driveway too! Jan

    Bookmark   June 14, 2012 at 12:20AM
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Calamity_J(z7bc)

What a lovely welcoming garden bed...love all your goodies!!!

    Bookmark   June 14, 2012 at 12:31AM
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trashydj

great job looks very inviting to friends and family

    Bookmark   June 14, 2012 at 5:47AM
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marylee_2010

Marlene, you have been so busy. You put me to shame. Everything looks wonderful. Marylee

    Bookmark   June 14, 2012 at 2:20PM
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oldcrafty(8)

That looks really nice and inviting. Got my thinking cap on now!

    Bookmark   June 14, 2012 at 3:38PM
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jlily(Z6)

A wonderful welcome to your home. It is lovely and well thought out. TYFS. JLily

    Bookmark   June 14, 2012 at 8:14PM
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jeannespines

Looks great, Marlene! & the sphere whiskey barrel bands came from another GJer on this forum a few yrs back! Nice to pass it on!

Love the plow ...the concrete bricks you used ...lots of hard work! Lookin' good! I've been MIA lately...need to get some pics posted soon, too...volunteer work & time flies...gardening & outside as much as possible...glad to see you're back outside, too! TFS! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2012 at 12:26AM
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nonacook(8bFL)

Awesome arrangement-the bed looks great!
I have had my barrel hoop sphere and my
plow since 2003-just repainted the sphere
this year-have put linseed oil on the OLD
handles of the plow but they are fading fast
with our humidity and rain, and unforunately
will soon be gone.
EX... we had 14 inches of rain last Saturday-
that was a lot even for us and there was
flooding here. We have had some rain every day since.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2012 at 9:00AM
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