I have a new favorite place to sit in the backyard.
Not too fancy nor fussy, and just the right amount of cute. And junk. 🙂
The flower box crate got planted and junkified in front of the character building. I chose a more vibrant red this year for the geraniums so they’d pop moreso from a distance.
The soil was in fairly good shape but needed a little lightening, so I mixed in some peat moss for good measure and threw in a bit of homespun compost. I’ll also be using liquid fertilizer all summer to keep the blooms at their best.
And then the best part came. The junk jewelry. 🙂
Love this old white hoe. It is quite the relic! But made a neat contrast against the soil and flowers.
And remember my crusty old wheelbarrow with all the colors on it?
It became a bird sanctuary of sorts. An old birdhouse and a rusty old cow feeder teamed up creating a little bed and breakfast with a hot tub. 😉
With even a level down below. 🙂
It’s still early in the season so once the blooms really get going, I’m sure the show will continue to improve.
The front yard is also currently being turned upside down. We are on a roll! Hopefully a reveal is in the near future there too. So while we’re in the thick of it…
… at least I have a pretty place to sit and rest up. 🙂
69 thoughts on “The backyard garden gets junkified”
If you ever decide to sell your house I may move to Canada and buy it. Or if you ever decide to visit the States feel free to come help me decorate! Love this!!
Oh my ~ I am in love!!
Susan and Bentley
looks fabulous. Can you mail it all to me including the view. 😎
Looks awesome! Love the bird size holiday in!
Your “junkified” backyard is pretty! Your view is awesome!
How is your grass so perfect and green? Why do you get to look at the mountains like that?!
I’m from Minnesota and it’s supposed to be similar (I guess cold-wise) to Canada and we must be getting skunked…
Alicia, it’s all the rain we get. It’s rarely sunny. There’s a hefty price to pay for our amazing green. 🙂 BTW… I never feed or fuss with the lawn. Just cut it. I use to feed and fuss but then I had to mow more! 😛
WoW I don’t know anyone who can junk it up like you and I mean that as a compliment in the kindest way!
The mortar hoe looks great in the flower box, how clever.
I’m in awe of your lawn is it zoysia?
Beautiful additions. Love all the greenery. Here in Arizona it is dry and barren and not much hope for rain soon. But, I can enjoy yours! Thanks 4 sharing.
#8 Cath, I have NO idea! I had to google that to see what it meant! 🙂
Girl, your grass is so green! And that view, wow 🙂 Your yard is perfect. Love the junk pieces here and there. Nice idea with the bird sanctuary!
My kinda junk. The wheelbarrow display is really talking to me. I can see why it’s your favorite place to sit.
Perfect in every way . What a beautiful view you have. I know that you will be enjoying your glorified junktified garden moment after wonderful moment.
Love it all!!! The wheelborrow arrangement is my “FAV♥ !
Donna you are amazing in the way you create such special vignettes. I’m so happy I found this blog & know there are others like us who love “junk”
You have a green thumb as well as a funky fist!
I love it all. Especially the birdie bread and breakfast. Too bad my hubby uses our wheelbarrow. I would love to sit in your garden~
lol it should have said bed and breafast… poor typing. =)
aWW! I love the special little place for the birdies. Kind of makes me wish I were a bird! haha!The view you have is to die for!
Looks fab!!! So goregous!! Lovin the artfully display of the treasures!
All looking so pretty and junky. But that view is so amazing! You live in a very very gorgeous spot. My little fenced in backyard that makes me happy is nothing compared to having a mountain in your backyard. You really live in a beautiful area.
What a gorgeous place to sit – and what a view!
Have always loved your shed…the flower garden is adorable..love the red geraniums. I wish I was sitting looking at your view right now. Instead, I am stuck inside the air conditioning from 111 degree heat here in AZ!
What a great view!! I could sit there awhile too!! The freshly planted flower box, LOVE how the red & white plantings match the Coca Cola signs!
All the Best,
Oh my Gosh, Donna…I Love it! Can you come to Wisconsin and do my yard and my house…LOL!!
You are an inspiration!!! I enjoy your Blog!
LOVE it 🙂
My husband enjoys the yard work, where I enjoy the house work, but I may have to go junkin’ for an old wheelbarrow to decorate for the yard. This is just perfect!
What a beautiful place! Everything is so vibrant and colorful! Love the bird spa!
You have such a beautiful backyard and gorgeous view! Your new flower beds are sweet with the whimsical touches making your yard a lovely place to sit and relax. Enjoy!!
what a pretty yard and your little country lookin shed is so cute
Love your yard, the shed, your junk and especially the view. Wow!
What a nice view on a day like today. It is Pouring rain here on the east coast and has rained for a week it seems like. I have been looking at your yard over and over. I scroll down, then I do it all over again. Is that your land behind the fence, or some kind of common space? It is really nice. I have a little shed that’s stone on two sides with a barn door and a wood roof. It would be perfect to fix up, but my husband keeps all the yard stuff in there. Maybe some weekend when he’s away I can clean it out and style it for pictures and then put all the stuff back. Well one thing the rain is good for is making rust. Ann
Beautifully junkified Donna!~ I can’t get over your green grass. I think I will tell my husband to stop fussing LOL!~
That big view picture just took my breath away! I get so homesick for “my Lower Mainland” with the foothill views some days. Sigh!
Love your garden…it’s beautiful!!
What a perfect backyard. Wow, it is adorable. Should be in a magazine.
Looks like your very own paradise. Love the view.
My best- Diane
I simply love your backyard! You are so talented when it comes to decorating both inside and outside! I noticed you have something in your garden that I turned into a candleholder…I’d love it if you stopped by and checked it out at Home Frosting. (home-frosting.blogspot.com and it’s titled “funky junk”) Lesa
I love your backyard..Definetly magazine material..
Donna, your yard looks awesome! Love the hot tub! lol!
You’ve just got a gift….taking a rusty, hoe with a hole large enough for a jack rabbit…and make it look like $(a million)$$….plain and simple it is just a gift….my husband wants a weeping willow…I think it’s too hot in FL…
Your yard is SO GREEN! I live in the desert of Arizona and we are in SUMMER. Would so enjoy just sitting and looking and being. Thanks for sharing your home and life with us.
I love it. I would have to sit in the chair and imagine a little hobbit living in the little house, which would call for an hour or so of daydreaming the story. I live in the country also and the views are just so restful. I love what you’ve done.
In addition to all of the awesome junkified stuff, you have the most perfect grass lawn and the most spectacular view; absolutely breathtaking.
I am in love!! I love your backyard. Thanks for sharing your home and life with us.
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Your backyard is truly beautiful. What a great inspiration! I love the little house, it’s very whimsical and definitely a focal point in your yard. Love it!
I want your back yard. That is my kind of gardening and the scenery is heavenly. I can close my eyes and visualize myself sitting in your back yard, no don’t pinch me I don’t want to wake up yet. You must get a lot of rain where you are. We are having drought here in North Florida and my grass has suffered dearly as there is water restriction in effect. I do take some water out to my 5 pots of vegetables but flowers have been on the back burner for me this year. My poor log stump didn’t get her little flowers this year. Hopefully next year.
Donna, you are simply amazing! I’m in awe. And what a gorgeous view you have. Can’t wait to see what you do in the front. 🙂
Just when you think the few can’t get any better.
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, how relaxing, not to mention beautiful to sit and just watch the world go by.
Congratulations on a wonderful space,
Wowie, I LOVE this! It looks like something out of the mountains of Tennessee where my gramma’s grew up ! Splendid! Love the huge coke bottle !
Love your yard Donna. It is so beautiful and green. We have been in a drought so ours is not
that nice. It finally rained yesterday. You could see the grass sigh. We have an old vintage house jack like you have in your flowerbed. You certainly have a beautiful view.
I love your shed, so dressed up and really
Where did you get your coke bottle sign?
It’s looking fabulous Donna! I love your little b&b! Here that would be a mosquito farm 🙂 I’m always having to dump standing water. I do have bird baths that I have to put mosquito dunks in. They are so bad here. I get bit every day. But it doesn’t stop me. I love gardening. Can’t wait to see the front!
you have done a wonderful job and those views are Paradise.
I am jealous of your yard!! It’s AWESOME! The wheelbarrow.. the colors.. I LOVE IT ALL!!
Wow , what a perfect lawn … mine is full of other stuff besides the grass here in south Germany . I have just been to a designer’s garden with a very british “Sissinghurst Lawn” – looks exactly the same . Your little cottage – shed – is great , I love the decoration , and the idea with the old feeder and the birdhouse is just inspiring .
SUper cool backyard. I hope if there will be a set for seating then it will be awesome.
such a cute spot! I want that white garden hoe, that is awesome! love everything you’ve done!
Love it Donna, thanks for sharing and the inspiration! 🙂
That is one seriously beautiful and lush backyard. The bird spa/retreat is so very cool!
I need to start thinking of my old, rusty tools in a new way now…..
Love the junkified beds:D Perfect place to enjoy a glass of tea on a hot day! The contrast between the well manicured yard and the junkified beds is fabulous!
Oh my gosh, Donna – what a view, girl! What mountains are those, anyway? They’re amazing! If that’s your backyard, I can hardly wait to see the front! 🙂 Love your little bird spa. What a sweet idea! ♥
Because every B&B needs a hot tub–you make me smile, Donna!
Your photos, backyard, and view completely take my breath away! I find myself hoping my wheelbarrow may die a sudden death, lose a wheel, something so I can do this, I love it!
Love the Bed and Breakfast with the hot tub. Sadly, my neighborhood wouldn’t allow any of this adorable stuff but I do enjoy looking at your beautiful creativity.
Your blog is really original! I just discovered it!