We kept all our old windows when we had new ones put in several years ago (also kept old storm/screen doors). I always thought that I’d upcycle the old windows and make a greenhouse out of them. But since that hasn’t happened we’re starting to use them in other projects.
I showed you a solar dehydrator that my husband made for me that used one. Now he’s made me this very cool yard conservatory!
Isn’t it great! I just love it. It was really easy to make. He just screwed four windows together for the sides and two for the top (which comes off). Then he made a little platform for it from scrap lumber that we had lying around.
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It’s going to be the focal point of my cottage garden.
I’m extending that border since we extended the vegetable garden fencing. I’m doing it a little at a time since I have to dig up the “grass” that’s there since it’s the kind that spreads by runners. So there’s no smothering that!
Gorgeous isn’t it! I’ll bling mine up a bit more when I have time. Have to find one of those fabulous topper pieces that she uses!
Here are a few more photos from that border. The Nicotiana was a surprise!
I had some planted there several years ago and it never came back. All of a sudden this year one very happy plant is there! That’s why I love gardening. It’s always full of surprises!
The Hibiscus is always amazing. It comes back every year.
Here’s my little cherub that I got on clearance at Hobby Lobby (do you know they have Christmas stuff up now!!).
I’m little at a loss as to what to do for edging on this border since I removed my plate border. I don’t know if I’m up to doing mosaic on all those other concrete edgers. I think I might paint them instead if I can’t come up with some other cute edging material.
A teacup birdfeeder I made a few years ago. Although I don’t put any bird seed in it anymore since we have plenty of feeders all over the yard.
I think I’ll either put a statue in my yard conservatory or maybe do a fairy garden. I’ve always wanted to do one of those! Although I’m a bit more partial to gnomes than fairies.
What would you put in it or would you leave it empty? It will eventually be surrounded by old fashioned cottage garden flowers!