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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Grocery Cart Planter

H has been working on his vegetable garden the last couple of days!  We lined this old grocery cart with some burlap potato bags, filled it with potting soil and planted some flowers.....wait, I thought this was a vegetable garden!  Well, you had to know if I had a hand in it, there would be some flowers!  I thought the marigolds would help with the bug population....and I like the smell of lavender when I am in the garden.

The grocery cart sits in a raised bed on the north side of his garden.  He used old railroad ties to build the beds up. H's garden is full of old rusty things, just the way he likes it!  There are a couple of old rusty bed springs laid up against the wall for the Honeysuckle to grow on.    Sometimes H plants climbing green beans to grow on them, but I don't think he is this year.  

I added some little gnomes to the planter...


He has his tomato plants in the ground...

the old sign says Positively No Smoking!  None of us are smokers but I thought the signs was cute!

The bell peppers have been planted...

This old tractor sprinkler belonged to my dad and is over 50 years old...

I bought this shovel bird feeder at Roundtop Tx a couple of years ago....it is welded to a long piece of rebar that you shove in the ground so the shovel stands up.    I've hung an old wind chime from the handle...  

another little gnome.... 

His garden has a wrought iron fence around it...keeps the dogs out!  We don't have a dog, but we babysit our grand dog, Bella  (she is a little Sheltie) quite a bit!  Do you see the black iron bed in the bottom left corner?  Yes, H has a "bed" in his garden too...I think he is going to plant squash in it.  I'll show you when he's done!  Til next time.....




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42 comments:

  1. Hi Penny... love all your rustic gardening things!... that shopping cart is too cute!... and so is your shovel birdfeeder... xoxo Julie Marie

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  2. Love the grocery cart and that whole corner of yours, Penny!

    Linda
    With A Blast

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  3. Penny,
    What a great space!! LOVE that cart and the chicken!!
    It has been cool, overcast and showery here for the past few days...I planted all of my annuals between Friday and Saturday and could barely move or walk!! LOL! Supposed to be in the 80 for the next few days... The air conditioners will be going in today!!
    LOL!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  4. I love the shopping cart and the whole vignette!

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  5. Hi Penny, What a lovely decorative garden. All the rustic treasures are so charming. Great idea with the old grocery basket.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  6. Oh Penny, everytime you amaze me with your beautiful decors!
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  7. oh my goodness, that grocery cart is fabulous!! love how you have it planted up!!

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  8. Everything is so charming, I love the rust and the clever way you planted the cart. That tractor sprinkler is my favorite!!

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  9. What a clever plant container. Everything looks so great together. Fabulous!
    Have a wonderful week,
    Bev
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

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  10. Love the shopping cart turned planter, Penny! So different and unique. xo

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  11. How adorable! Your garden is so creative this year! The little cart is just precious.
    xo, Andrea

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  12. I love this corner with all of your vintage items and plants. The grocery cart is totally amazing, such a cute idea to use it as a planter. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  13. Love all the rusty goodness and using the cart as a planter is so unique!

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  14. Love all the metal in your garden. So many cool things. Love seeing how you put it together.
    Liz

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  15. It's really rusty and crusty and so, so lovely!

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  16. What a sweet looking planter and garden you have Penny! When I saw your thumbnail over at Brenda's I had to click over and get the details. I recently turned a bassinet into a planter and this reminded me of that project.

    I love the details in your space and the rusty look of the cart. So, so pretty!

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  17. Cute idea! I'd love if you'd like up to The DIY'ers: http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-diyers-and-some-favorites.html

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  18. What a great grocery cart and the rosemary looks great with the burlap lining, too!

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  19. Love all your vintage items! They look so pretty in the corner of your garden! I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful postto the party! Hope to see you there! http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com/ Hugs, Maria

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  20. That is absolutely adorable. I love all the vintage goodies you have. You have a real knack for display and the gnome is so cute in there. Come back on Friday to link it up with the From the Farm Blog hop.

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  21. What a cute idea. Love all the rustic touches. Where did you find the cart from?

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    1. Thank you! I bought my cart several years ago at a little antique shop in Muleshoe, Texas...$25.

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  22. Drool, drool...oh I am coveting this!!! Lovely!

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  23. found you over @ Embracing Change - love your garden!!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

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  24. I love the grocery cart planter idea! Very cute. Believe it or not, I have that same grocery cart. I use mine to display things at craft sales and the store where I sell my crafts.

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  25. This looks great!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party. The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight.

    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/2013/05/tgif-link-party-3.html

    Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Cathy

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    1. Thanks for inviting me to join the party.....I would love to!

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  26. that is so cute! I love taking something old and making it new again... So clever. Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays and for the link back :o) Can't wait to see what you bring next week. Emily @ Nap-Time Creations

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  27. A unique planter that would come in handy on a night such as we're experiencing when frost is in the forecast! Larry

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  28. The grocery cart is just darling! Love the whole garden area!

    Jeanette

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  29. So funny, I just lined a hanging basket with burlap because I couldn't find a coconut liner that fit. Have you used it before? How does it hold up?

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    1. I haven't used burlap before as a liner, but I noticed that the garden nursery was using burlap to line their hanging plant baskets...so, I thought I would try it!

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  30. Looks lovely! Thank you so much for sharing at Party In Polka Dots!

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  31. Your grocery cart planter is totally charming!! What a fun garden with all the rusty goodness.
    Mary Alice

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  32. What an amazing little grocery cart! I love all your rustic gardening ideas. Thanks for sharing at Give Me The Goods Monday! Hope to see you again at our next party ;)
    Jamie @Better With Age

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  33. Penney, what a fun little corner. The grocery cart turned out really cute! I have one on my patio. It's one of my favorite pieces of yard art. Garden is looking great. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  34. I love the idea of using the shopping cart. What a great corner and I love all the toys and unusual decorations. I'm so glad you joined us this week at Transformed Tuesday.

    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

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  35. This is such a fun idea! I featured it {and the bed planter} at the Project Inspire{d} link party tonight!

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  36. This is a cute, clever planter - Love it! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursay,
    Kathy

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