Create a Wheelbarrow Garden
During a recent telephone conversation with my parents they asked me if we needed a wheelbarrow because they didn't want theirs any more. We already have one so they said they'd find someone else who might need it.
The following week we went to visit them and my dad excitedly dragged me out to the garden to show me how he had made use of the old wheelbarrow...
He had made it into a miniature garden!
I loved this idea so much I just had to share it on my blog. If our wheelbarrow wasn't so new and I didn't think hubby would mind, I would definitely recreate this in my own garden.
Here's how he did it:
- First he drilled some holes in the bottom of the wheelbarrow.
- Next he put some stones in and covered them with compost.
- He planted some small plants and flowers to create a tiny garden effect.
- Finally he put decorative stones on the top, including some larger rocks.
You could paint the wheelbarrow first if you'd prefer it to look fresh and new but I think the rough, old look just adds to the character of it. It conjures up images in my mind of all the hard work the wheelbarrow has seen.
Such a simple idea but so effective.