A patched together lifestyle of thrift and charm...

Apr 9, 2012

$1 Backyard Transformation...

I've had this old picket snow fence for several 
years now. The original plan was to sell it - 
but I just wasn't finding space in my booth. 
Turns out - that was a good thing!
 Saturday - my Love and I - finally took the time 
to add it our backyard.  It creates a nice barrier 
to the wooded property we border.  
Yes - I paid $1 for it at a yard sale.
 We already had the flower beds in place - but 
they looked a little lame.  The plants are all free perennials that I've divided from other plants over 
the years.  The rocks were where the fence is 
now - but weren't 'working' that great. 
 Said rocks were 'free' - gathered from my sister's 
rock pile from when they dig rocks out of their 
farm fields for planting.
Moving the rocks to the foreground seems to 
'work' better...
  The fence didn't span the width of the whole 
 garden - so I used some of the rocks to create 
a little path where the fence ends.  It's an easy
access to the compost pile in the back.

Here's a shot from a recent post of the same 
area 'before'.  But this looks really bad 'cause 
the flowers aren't up yet.
I'm just loving my new back yard!


Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Only $1.00??!! That's quite a deal and it looks great! I love the rocks bordering the front of the garden too!

chateau chic said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE the garden you've created with that charming fencing and the rocks. Using rocks is a great way to define a garden.
Mary Alice

elaine said...

Love your new garden look!! and lovin' all your blog posts too! You offer such good simple solutions to so many decor challenges! Your blog is part of my daily entertainment pleasure!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!! I simply love it. Thanks for letting us enjoy it, too.
Janet Schrock

Carolyn said...

Saw your post on BNOTP and came for a visit. I took a stroll through a few of your previous posts. Love the picket fence..so glad you kept it. Really adds character to your beds.
Enjoyed my visit!

fleurcottage said...

character AND ambience for $1.00?! you go, girl! :)

michelle said...

It looks beautiful Joyce! I love the fence. I have a hard time with my garden as well, it backs up into the woods like yours, last year I planted some type of pine trees to kind of break it up a bit and I have rocks that line the front as well. :)

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Your fence look very nice! I've added some fence behind some of my garden and it really makes it looked finished. Warm hugs, Esther

Victorian Garden Gourmet said...

Love the fence. It is a great cottage-y backdrop and a bargain to boot.


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