(This post was updated on May 29, 2023)
I’ve found 10 ways to add art to your garden. It just depends on what you consider “art.”
Of course there are different ways to think of art. I like junk art. Especially in the garden.
Because it doesn’t matter if junk art gets rusty. Because that’s what you probably want anyway.
I love dish art in the garden. I’ve lined flower beds with old dishes. I’ll have to see if I can collect some more to use in my current garden.
The blogger of Empress Of Dirt is a true gardener. And she knows how to add a little whimsy here and there.
The blogger behind Organized Clutter does just that. She organizes and reuses and repurposes junk.
But she turns it into art in her garden.
I don’t know where she finds all her vintage items. But she sure does do a great job of creating backdrops for her garden with her finds.
She has a special talent for being able to look at something and dream up what else it could be.
If you love books, how about painting bricks to look like books? Then stacking them somewhere in your garden.
Place three or four in a corner. Or as part of a larger yard vignette.
You could even use them as edging for a flower garden.
You can upcycle standing lamps to make a number of things. I personally have not tried it yet.
But just look what a beautiful plant stand they created with this old standing lamp.
Salvage Sister & Mister know their stuff. Thus their blog name. They are a fount of creativity.
I’ve shown a number of Pam’s projects on this blog over the years. She does a fantastic job of upcycling items she finds and posts at House Of Hawthorns.
This garden organizer would look great hanging in a she shed or over a potting bench.
I love clematis plants. Mine looks pretty sad right now. I don’t think it’s going to make it.
And there’s not a container I love more to plant in than galvanized tubs. They give that vintage vibe even if they’re brand new.
So I may just take the one galvanized tub I have left and get a new clematis plant.
I’m going to try to find one like this dark purple clematis. It’s always been my favorite.
If you want to create a true flea garden vignette, just look for “junk” in your garage or attic or basement. And see what you can do with it in your garden space.
Or you could head to the thrift shops or an actual flea market.
This little garden vignette looks great with the chippy blue chair and “bird houses” off to the side.
If someone can’t find me, it usually means I’m in my garden. I need a sign like this to let everyone know where to find me.
And if I could find a standing bird house to hang the sign on it would look even better.
I keep thinking I’m going to try to create a wind chime.
There’s lots of beads in my office/craft room I could use. I just need to stop thinking about it and get around to doing it one of these days.
A vintage colander is a great planter. It already has holes for drainage. Any plant would look great in a container like this.
The rusty patina of the colander just adds to the charm it will give your porch or garden.
See what you have sitting around that might work in your garden in some way. Create your own form of art and display it proudly among your plants.