We've been gathering great porch and garden accents. We really like using old buckets, pots and wood boxes for planting annuals. Mix with some handmade garden art for a unique outdoor space. These "art-on-a-stick" garden stakes from Michigan's own Carmichael arrived just in time for planting. Each features a metal flower and words of inspiration. Just push the stake into a potted plant or directly into the ground to add a whimsical touch to your outdoor decor!
We also found some fun bee and dragonfly garden stakes made from recycled materials. Look at the pictures closely to figure out how to make them from wire, washers and vintage spindles. A fairly simple project to do, or you can simply come to FOUND to pick up a few!
These spark plug and metal flowers take some welding and metal fabrication skills!
Looking for somethings besides a regular clay or plastic pot to plant your flowers. Here are a few ideas from FOUND:
Fill an old watering can or clam steamer with dirt and add colorful plants!
Put a few holes in the bottom of a paint can and fill with geraniums!
Put large pots in a wagon and add little chairs and a few metal flower stakes for an instant touch of color. Later in the season the small flowers will be spilling over the edges of the wagon.
One of my favorite accents for beside the front walk has been old boots and shoes overflowing with colorful impatiens. I haven't planted them yet this year, but it's on my list for this weekend.
The Ann Arbor Farmer's Market, just outside out windows, is sure to have a wonderful selection of healthy flowers this weekend. Open Saturday 7 a.m. to 3:00, with a special Flower Market this Sunday. Stop up at FOUND to say hello after you pick up your flowers and produce!
We'll be closed Monday to commemorate Memorial Day.
Have a great weekend!