Get a full flowerbed with less – plus other garden cheater tips


Welcome to my little slice of garden Heaven from my back yard!  So… this flowerbed is very full, lush, green and all that good stuff. Nature driven even. Must have cost a fortune to fill, right?  But not all is what it appears to be. This flowerbed is filled to the brim with flowerbed cheats. How […]

If rustic garden sheds could tell stories


You guys are so sweet! After my Less Than Pinterest Worthy post yesterday, some of you were consoling me over my poor, barren yard. Thank-for being so thoughtful! But I did a little something about it today. The rustic garden shed got some new accessories AND flowers. It’s still early in the year, but things are looking up! At least […]

PJ 233 – an upcycled link party


   Welcome to Party Junk 232 – an upcycled link party Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello everyone! And yet another happy upcoming weekend to you! It’s been a busy week at the ‘ol dayjob, plus I did some public speaking, as well as attempting to book a little weekend getaway for […]

Milk paint line vs. junk that’s so fine


Dear neighbours… I know. You live next to a junker, and I feel for you! I vision folks coming home, noting it must be garbage day when they face my place, then gasp and run indoors when they clue in. No, it’s just another junkin’ haul that won’t fit in my garage. Ah well! Let’s […]

Reclaimed garden features at a Hope garden centre


This magical find of reclaimed garden features at a Hope garden centre called Mountain Border Floral in Hope, BC Canada was a complete and wonderful fluke! When my son was at camp, I had a full day to tour the little town of Hope at my complete and utter leisure. Do you have any idea how thrilling […]

The little rustic garden shed that could


Once upon a time, there was a little rustic garden shed that needed some love. Actually, it wasn’t a garden shed at all. It was a messed up greenhouse! With beams exposed and plastic ripped, the greenhouse needed a new life. A morph if you will.  (edited to add: the cow mural was painted by […]

Summer-izing with flowers and junk

flowers in junk

I always claim I’m not a seasonal decorator. I just leave out what I like, then add small additions that jive with a given season. But there is one sure fire way to make your home feel like summer nearly immediately, and that’s with freshly cut backyard flowers. In many cases, running to your nearest […]

Party Junk 186 – potting benches!

potting benches

Welcome to Funky Junk’s Party Junk, a multi themed DIY link party! Home Decor / Gardening Crafts / Sewing / Recipes / Printables / Blog Tips *Theme of the Week Every Friday, 7pm thru Sunday, 11pm Pacific If you have trouble loading this post, please try a different browser. The cause appears to be a […]

Junk, sandbags and mosquito nets

junk gardening

What’s a girl to do when she’s invited to go to a function that has a roomful of delightful gals, decadent food, shopping, speakers, junk and a reason to band together for a good cause? She drops everything and just goes! Ready to get flooded with photos? Awesome! Getting ready for the Hometalk Meetup YAC […]

Old kettle rock garden

old kettle rock garden

My love for old kettles goes way back. First I created a kettle herb garden in them last year, and this year, they’re holding rock garden plants, thanks to my demo at the Hometalk Meetup / Out of Africa. More on that soon! But know, it was fabulous!  It was a breezy, lovely day today, […]