A patched together lifestyle of thrift and charm...

Apr 13, 2017

Frugal In the Garden for Thrifty Thursday...

 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!
  ~Joyce







3 comments:

Betsy said...

All wonderful ideas. We used to have a Japanese red maple in our front yard but it died for some reason. In fact, everything we've planted in that spot has died. We've come to believe something is leaching the nutrients from the ground there. Thank you for sharing all of your finds with us today.
Blessings, Betsy

Beca said...

The thing I love about yard sales is you never know what you are going to find. That's what's fun about them. The tree was a great find. It looks great in it's new home.
xx Beca

Hasi said...

Your weather and garden are lovely. We awoke to a blizzard this morning.

Blessings!

Hasi

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