It's that time of year when I'm out puttering in my garden.
For me - that mostly means flower beds.
Outdoor decor can be done with thriftiness.
Just watch for these frugal finds:
1. Trees, shrubs, plants and flowers...
As mentioned in this post - I found a red Japanese maple tree
at a yard sale last weekend. Cost? Just $10.
2. Architectural & ornamental items...
These tiles (& a few more) were a free roadside find in a wooden drawer.
I really wanted the drawer - but figured I'd use the tiles somehow.
And an instant cute 'path' was born...
Just beside that path above - the first bleeding hearts are budding.
There was a slight breeze which caused a bit of blur - sorry!
3. Large Planters...
Flower pots - the big planter kind - are out there...
and much cheaper than in the stores.
I fill these with shade loving perennials every year and
continue watch for more to upgrade...
4. Rocks & Pavers...
Occasionally you get fortunate enough to have a resource come your way.
In my case - these came from my sister's farm fields.
They pick them up and throw them on a pile for their own uses.
I asked - and they let us get a truck load one time.
They're red toned and have been a garden border for me for
a number of years now.
So while these photos are not real exciting
(our back yard borders woods with leaves and sticks everywhere)...
once things get blooming and more green - it will be prettier.
Thanks - as always - for stopping by!