"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."
Robert Louis Stevenson

Saturday, March 13, 2010

From Trash To Treasure

An old wicker chair that I normally would have tossed is now a focal point in my garden. I had seen one like this at Buena Creek Gardens, one of my favorite nurseries. I painted mine a beautiful periwinkle purple and placed a dove planter in the center of the worn seat. She seems happy here with her “nest of plants.” The clay frog covered with sea shells was also found at Buena Creek Gardens.

Don’t be afraid to try something new in your garden; add found objects from estate sales to brighten and surprise your visitors. Create a place for your eyes to rest upon while strolling along a pathway. Over time you will create a magical place.

"The only limit to your garden is at the boundaries of your imagination."
-Thomas D. Church


  1. Carla, you have a lovely blog! I can't wait to read more and see all the pictures!

    I could stare at your Thyme in a Bottle picture all day long. What an amazing photograph! The light is perfect on the green...makes the leaves translucent. Fantastic!

  2. Thanks Carrie, I took a few shots after making it and then decided this would be the picture for my blog. I am really having a lot of fun posting my pictures. One day my dream is to have people come for garden tours. I am working on a journal of the plants I have in case I get to the day.


Thank you for taking time to visit my blog, I love hearing from you, stay as long as you like, Carla