Apr 23, 2012

A Vintage Door For My Garden

After the rain....


I took a walk through our yard.




The bleeding hearts are in bloom under the deck among the lilies.


Our wisteria vine is blooming like crazy. This vine is 6 years old and has given us very few blooms in all that time. Last fall my husband cut it down to almost nothing - I thought it would never grow back. What a wonder that trim did for this beautiful vine.
(wisteria is a favorite of mine - I have planted one at every home I have lived in)


Last year it was lush and green but no blooms.


I also have an old vintage door among my foundation plantings.


I tilted the door up against the chimney brick.




Several years ago I planted this dogwood tree...


in an old garbage can...


I dug out a huge whole in the garden soil, busted out the bottom of the rusty garbage can and placed it in the hole.  I filled the can with peat moss and good soil for the new baby tree.

The tree has grown wonderfully well and I like the galvanized pot in my garden.
(now I just need to get rid of those nasty weeds)


I use reclaimed items inside my home and out!


The longer I leave this vintage door outside to weather -
 the more perfect it will become for an indoor accent.

What a beautiful morning walk through my yard.

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31 comments :

Junky Vagabond said...

Beautiful - love that wisteria! Sometimes a trim is just what the plants need to start anew!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Charming idea you have there with the dogwood tree...love it!

Blessings,
Linda

Janel@hatingmartha said...

so beautiful! Looks like that rain is doing great things for your yard!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love this idea! and bleeding hearts are a favorite of mine! :)

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

How Beautiful. I Love the idea of the tree planted in the garbage can. Have a wonderful week!!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

What a beautiful garden! Mine at the moment is full of weeds...despite sending my children out there this morning ;-)

reFresh reStyle said...

Love it all, the door and wisteria are favorites of mine too! Beautiful walk.
Debbie

Bella said...

Love it Holly! What a beautiful little scene you created. I really need to get creative in the backyard.

Inspire Me Heather said...

Your yard looks great - beautiful!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love that door in the garden! My husband cut back our Wisteria so much I am afraid it won't bloom this year:( Last year it was beautiful. Live and learn.

Laura Beth said...

The outside of your house looks awesome :o) I love the wisteria & that door is fabulous!

All Things Chic 2 said...

Lovely yard...Blessings Lori

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Gorgeous yard! It looks so pretty after the rain. I love the old door, waiting to get shabby and chippy. Loved all of the photos!

~Shanon

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I would love to walk through your yard. It's beautiful. Love the dogwood in the can.

Bliss said...

Your trees look about the same as ours but you have much more blooms going on. You think they are early this year in comparison to the trees?

Look at that sweet dog.

~Bliss~

The Bold Abode said...

Just as lovely outside as in! And you know I have a major crush on that door...

allenaim photography and design said...

LOVE the garbage can - and the wisteria is BEAUTIFUL! Mine just let out a few blooms yesterday and I am eagerly anticipating the SHOW!

Debbiedoo's said...

Awesome Holly! You have the coolest ideas. Beautiful gardens too.

MollyK. said...

Holly, I planted a wisteria which didn't bloom for years....later I discovered they don't bloom until they're 7 years old! I thought I'd gotten a bargain when I bought a small plant but I hadn't done my homework. They should be pruned back in February, I've read....Live and learn, right?

MollyK.

lynn said...

love wisteria, too! frost got about 1/2 of ours this spring, maybe i should cut it back--i would love for it to look like yours:) love your sweet door against the brick!

Gypsy Heart said...

Beautiful! I just love wisteria. A neighbor's yard across the street had a huge, gorgeous section of it last year and I so enjoyed it. I think younger family members have moved in to be caregivers...they cut it all down, not just once but twice now. :-( I don't think they realize what they're doing.

Your home is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the old doors and the combination of items for your headboard in the master bedroom is brilliant! Could you please come and help me? ;-)

xo
Pat

Debra Howard said...

Cool idea with the door. Love the pretty color too.
Debbie

CosmoGirl Carla said...

I love it! You can never go wrong using reclaimed anything in the garden! Thanks for sharing your lovely gardens.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I love the door in your yard...what a great idea...your yard is beautiful...I love wisteria too...we called it hysteria in Florida...always getting out of hand...but beautiful....

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

I love the door out in your garden, everything looks so nice, I can't wait to get out in mine! I love the vine climbing down your stairs too, beautiful!
Susan

Fox Hollow Cottage said...

And your tree loves you for it! Look at it go. I have to say I am so envious of the Wisteria... it's gorgeous. No jealous of you having it, just envious I don't. LOL. Totally dreamy =)

awal.ny said...

I love your use of doors. I want to find a pair of doors to make an arbor with this year.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

What a great idea to put a vintage door in the garden. Now I'm kicking myself for not taking home that six dollar door I saw at an estate sale! Your door looks so pretty surrounded by the green in your garden! Love your wisteria plant. It must smell divine!

Cynthia said...

I am your newest follower.

Cynthia
clochesandlavender.com

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

LOVE LOVE the way your wisteria is growing up your decks railing!! Your grounds look so pretty.

Michelle said...

Love the door!

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