Friday, June 12, 2009

Dish Garden

The first thing I did was dig out all the primroses in the garden between the stairs to the beauty shop and the house. They haven't been blooming well for the last couple years so I decided to move them. There were 4 flats full! I had decided I wanted a dish garden. No, not the garden in a dish you get when you're in the hospital but...
..a garden with dishes for garden art.
I moved all the foxgloves, that were never planted in this garden, to the back and used some of the new plants for the front.
Then I 'planted' some pretty dishes I bought at secondhand stores.
Mostly I used plates but I couldn't resist this bowl.


I'm happy with the way my version of a 'dish garden' turned out. Of course, it'll look better when the plants bloom.
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12 comments:

Darla said...

I have seen dishes used this way too. I like the way it turned out.

W. Latane Barton said...

I am a dishaholic... love pretty bowls and plates and cups and saucers. Your dish garden is a cute and novel idea but I kept seeing those dishes on my table, especially the bowl. How pretty was that!!!

Love Bears All Things said...

I saw a similare thing in a garden on the street behind me. I confess I thought it strange at the time. So now I know its a dish garden.
I have 3 plates like the one in the foreground of the photo 3rd from the bottom. I used to have them in a plate rack on the wall. They are antiques. I remember the pattern from my childhood. That makes me an antique, too. Ha.
Thanks for sharing,
Mama Bear

Becca's Dirt said...

Your plates look nice in the garden. Good idea.

A Hint of Home said...

How unique is that! Pretty dishes and cute idea.

ceekay said...

Love the dish garden idea! It will be beautiful as the plants fill it. Have a great weekend and Happy weeding!!

Briana said...

That is so pretty and such a neat idea. You have such a pretty garden. I'm tempted to try this but I have a bunch of boys, so I might have to wait a few years.

Leann said...

What a great idea, I' might just hve to be a copy cat:)

Thanks for sharing!
Leann

Balisha said...

I've never seen this done before. How pretty. I was just at some garage sales...I'll have to go back and check out the dishes.LOL

Boo-Bah said...

What a sweet idea. I bet it will be really beautiful when everything blooms.

Iris

~~Rhonda said...

Very pretty dish garden, Jean! I saw a garden once where the gardener had used old and broken dishes to line the edge of the flower bed. So cute! ~~Rhonda

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

How cute is this! Love it! susan