October 25, 2014

DIY Pallet Art In My Garden & Garden Photos

We had a little part of a pallet leftover from when my husband made my potting bench, so I made a quick art project out of it for my vegetable garden.

diy pallet garden sign

I just painted it with 3 different colors and then I wrote “I Dig Gardening” on it. I have a tin rooster that usually hangs on my fence and I put that on my pallet garden sign for the time being.

pallet upcycled into garden art

It looks pretty cute on the fence and will give me something to look at in the fall and winter when the garden isn’t so lush.

fence decoration

Here are a few other things decorating my fence in the vegetable garden.

Welcome to the farm garden sign
I’ve had the “Welcome To The Farm” sign forever!

iron planter on fence

The iron planter I use as a catch all. I usually have a spade,  trowel and my garden twine sitting in there, as well as a spray bottle that I use to fertilize my veggies (I spray them with seaweed emulsion) and other little odds and ends.

zinnias-mixed-with-morning-glories

One side of my picket fence (that goes around my vegetable garden on two sides) is covered in blue morning glories mixed with mostly pink and white zinnias. The bees and butterfly’s are all over those flowers!

birdhouse covered in morning glories and zinnias

This is an old birdhouse I  put on top of a fence post at the beginning of the summer that’s now covered in a volunteer cherry tomato, morning glories and zinnias.

corn stalks and zinnias

I grew a small patch of popcorn this year and it’s ready to harvest!

basil, swisschard & marigolds in a raised bed

This bed has some swiss chard, basil and marigolds in it.

peanuts growing in a raised bed

I also grew peanuts this year. They’re in the bed with the cat statue.  I’m not quite sure when to harvest them. Some people say wait for the foliage to die back and other’s say dig up a small area and if you’ve got peanuts…you’ve got peanuts!

decorated privacy fence

I’ve taken a lot of garden photos in the past few days because the weather here has just been gorgeous and everything looks so beautiful right now, which I’ll share with you another day.

But here’s one last photo!

barn from the garden

The barn looking out from the vegetable garden.

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Comments

  1. Your garden is looking very lush, Manuela. Great idea for that left over pallet. I think your rooster adds a nice touch to it, too. I loved having garden art in our gardens at the old house. I always thought it added a little something of the unexpected during the growing season and, like you said, gives you something to look at in the Winter months.

  2. Great sign and the garden looks so lovely! Can you come up north next year and give me a hand?

  3. Marvelous, it looks fantastic. Great way to use up all the leftovers. Your zinnias are beautiful and I am still in love with the red shed.

  4. I love the metal flower mirror! It gives the impression of peeking into a secret garden. Wonderful and whimsical!

  5. B E A U T I F U L garden. I am so envious – our puppy has destroyed much of the beauty I created all summer.

    Love how you used the pallet leftovers.

  6. It is all so pretty! I’ve already decided from looking at the pics that I must plant zinnias again next year.

  7. I love the repurposing of the leftover pallet! Gosh, I wish we had a fence! There are just so many more possibilities with one!

    xo
    Claudia

  8. I love your new garden sign and all the other garden art. It looks very pretty and your garden looks beautiful and healthy. The red and white painted barn really pops! Have a great week! Pam

  9. I would LOVE to live in your barn and hang out in your gorgeous garden! LOVE all of the pretty decorations! Have a blessed day sweet Manuela, HUGS!

  10. You have one of the most charming gardens in all of Blogdom!

  11. Love your new sign. In fact I love all of your garden art.

  12. beautiful photos! you did a great job on the pallet art, looks like something expensive from a fancy boutique.
    With peanuts and popcorn, you will be ready for the ball games.

  13. What a darling use for the pallet! I have a compost bin made of pallets, wonder if I could paint them cute like that…..
    Your garden looks so lush and beautiful, I’ll be interested in seeing how the peanut crop turns out:>)

  14. A pretty and healthy looking garden and the sign is very appropriate. The colors are perfect.
    I don’t know a thing about growing popcorn or peanuts, but sounds like you will have some tasty snaks this Fall.
    Have a great week.

  15. Love your new addition!

  16. First of all, your gardens are amazing. They’re so lush! I’ve never known anyone to grow popcorn and peanuts, especially in my area (northern IL). How in the world do you harvest popcorn? Hmm, I think I need to do a google search! Secondly, I love all your fence art. Your newest pallet sign is awesome!

  17. Thank you for sharing your garden with us! it is so beautiful and lush… I love all those zinneas! I don’t usually have much luck with them for some reason… all of your garden art is so wonderful! I love photographing old cottage type gardens, old fences and gates, old signs, etc. Yours would be a wonderland for me! Thanks again for sharing your green thumb and creative ways!

    • Thank you Marilyn! Zinnias are very easy for me – rhododendrons aren’t. I haven’t been able to keep one alive yet – I keep trying though :)

  18. Hi Manuela! My first visit here and I just had to stop by and say I love your pallet art. I love using garden junk and have some photos on my blog of various tools I buy at brocante markets to hang. DH built me a pallent coffee table for outside and we are going to now build a second one and a planter with the other pallets we have left.

    Hugs from Holland ~
    Heidi