Summer Garden Project!

May 11th, 2017 in member junk     
CottageElements Lanette Lorsung, editor
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I can be a bit of a procrastinator (ah ya think?)  I say its time to finally finish this little garden project/planting!
I purchased this cool/heavy iron gate a few years back.  It has great geometrical lines and patterns.
And the rust on this piece just adds to its charm.
If you are not familiar with these buckets, theyre calf buckets.  They are so cool!!  It doesnt take too much to excite me now does it??  Haha!
The backs have hangers on them so they can hang from a fence and the calves eat from them.  But for me, theyll be great holding flowers.
Got all my supplies ready....
The one good thing about planting late??  All these plants were all on sale!!  Yaaah!!
The calf buckets work perfectly on this piece!
Tada!  The finished project!
As I was busy doing my planting, this little yellow finch came  along and grab a drink from this little bird bath.  Good thing I had my camera handy!  Like I said, I love summer!
I can be a bit of a procrastinator (ah ya think?)  I say its time to finally finish this little garden project/planting!

I can be a bit of a procrastinator (ah ya think?)  I say it's time to finally finish this little garden project/planting!


I love summer!  And I love flowers and gardening.  I was able to get most of my summer garden projects/plantings done this spring, but this was one seems to have gotten missed.  But as they say, better late than never!


Pattern or design used: My own design - Lanette of Cottage Elements
posted in: member junk, seasonal, vintage, metal, container, cottage, plant holder, whimsical, fun, outdoor spaces, white, farm, basket, blue, pink, tin-metallic, cast iron-metallic, fuchsia

Comments (12)

melindaf writes: adorable, and looks great with the metal "junque" and flowers. Wonderful idea!
Posted: 10:44 am on July 24th
CottageElements writes: Thanks, all! Glad you like my little simple project. I have always loved these calf buckets and have actually seen them with the nipples still attached. They're quite a hoot and I could see them used in some other fun(ny) project! Retiredbp2, if you go into my profile (you can get there by clicking on CottageElements to the left of this comment) I do have other posts and pictures of my gardens. Actually most of what I have is container gardening, but there are some other pictures of what I have, too. I really do love this time of year where I get to decorate the outside!

Lani Posted: 10:41 am on July 2nd
Teddee writes: The buckets are actually for calves still nursing and were originally manufactured to hold milk. The nipples are missing but you can still see the holes where they would go. I grew up on a farm and it was my job to feed calves still "on the bucket." Posted: 8:22 am on July 2nd
LloydsLandingofSears writes: I love repurposing old farm utility items, such as these calf buckets. Very nice project. I'd love to see photos of your gardens! ~Mary~ Posted: 4:57 pm on July 1st
FundementoDesigns writes: Just Perfect! Wish I could find those calf feeders here. Posted: 1:21 pm on June 29th
annebell writes: Ok. Now I'm kicking myself for throwing out literally dozens of these years ago! They make PERFECT planters! Posted: 12:36 pm on June 28th
chippingcharm writes: Love it Lani...looks like it was meant to be :) That little visitor is too sweet. I had one land on my car window the other day...he just sat there looking at me...even when I pulled out my phone to take a picture. Friendly little guys :) Laurel Posted: 5:38 am on June 28th
NDJunkGirl writes: Totally loving this, Lani! Thumbs up!

-Andrea Posted: 11:59 am on June 27th
gadgetsponge writes: Great feature! I'm pretty sure the goldfinch was charmed by the flowers and that's why it decided to stop. Posted: 11:41 am on June 27th
MimiToria writes: Love the new planters with flowers. So pretty!
Gretchen Posted: 5:48 am on June 27th
suewhitney writes: Wow....this is gorgeous Miss Lanette!!!! Nicely done my friend.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 5:31 am on June 27th
georgiamoon writes: Hey Lani! This project is fantastic. Well worth the wait. It makes a big statement in your garden and I love how the buckets just fit right on that beautiful gate. I'll bet you garden is gorgeous!
Georgia Posted: 5:27 am on June 27th
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