garden diy.

summer is not yet here, but already we have done some major changes to our garden.

our house was built in the 1920s, and i think that the yard was neglected for the past 90 years! well, maybe i am exaggerating a little, but it was definitely not cared for during the past 5 years when it was a rental property. 

what began as a section of trees surrounded by weeds was transformed into a 14′ x 14′  garden in the corner of our backyard.

DSCN5949_2my first diy was to create plant markers. while the majority of them are the cutest little t-labels, i found an old piece of wood behind our shed.

DSCN5997after spray painting it silver, it became our pumpkin marker.

DSCN6175as for the fence … let’s not go there yet. it is in quite a state, to say the least! we have so many boards that are missing that until we can replace it all next year, we are finding temporary solutions. 

DSCN6177 DSCN6188 DSCN6185 DSCN6183 DSCN6179my second diy was to take a wood pallet, turn it upright, screw it into the fence, and add some planters. cute!

DSCN6194 DSCN6201DSCN6207_2garden diy number three was to camouflage a particular nasty section of with our old screen door. then i hung a ceramic bird feeder on a tree stump that  *g* recently had to chainsaw out of our garden. 

DSCN6189 DSCN6195DSCN6202my fourth diy was to utilize an old birdcage of ours. (which, consequently, so did katie on skunkboy! i swear that i did it first! ;-)) after painting it white, i hung it in a nicer section of our garden. i plan to fill it with herbs.

DSCN5957 DSCN5960DSCN5967now for my last garden diy. time to plant seeds!

DSCN5970voila! and that concludes my garden tutorial for now. :-)

have you any garden makeover tips to share?

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