Farmhouse Window Box and Guest House Flower Bed | Junk Garden Series

Farmhouse Window Box and Guest House Flower Bed

Junk Garden Series Project #5

I hope you aren’t tired of seeing my junk garden decor, because I’m still plugging along with a few more projects.

This week I worked on a small flower bed in front of my guest house, and I love how it turned out.


Farmhouse window box and rusty junk decor in flower bed |

I could never plant anything there in the past because Jake and Shiloh (our outdoor dogs) kept digging a large hole in front of the wall.

Since both of them have passed away, I could finally plant some flowers and add some farmhouse style junk garden decor.

My husband added a semi-circle retaining wall, so we could fill the hole and build the soil higher.

Last year I had snapdragons in the guest house window box, but this year I planted carnations.

DIY rustic pallet wood window box |

We’ve had rain for the last several days, so once it dries out a bit, I’ll plant the lavender in the ground.

Under the window I planted black-eyed Susan.  They won’t bloom for a few months, but the soil is really rich with lots of earthworms, so I think they’ll do well.

I picked up the rusty old garden hose cart a few weeks ago at a yard sale for only $5.

Rusty vintage junk decor in a farmhouse flower bed |

At the front of the bed I planted strawberry seduction yarrow. (affiliate link)

It’s a fall perennial that’s good for fresh cut flowers and dried flower arrangements, so I’m looking forward to cutting some when it blooms.

If you recall my antique mop bucket that I put faux sunflowers in last summer, this year I planted yellow osteospermum inside it with drainage holes drilled into the bottom to use it as a planter.

I chose it because it’s an annual that resembles daisies and it blooms from spring through fall.

I can easily change to another type of flower next spring.

Drill holes in the bottom of an old galvanized mop bucket to use as a farmhouse style flower planter |

If you missed the other projects in my Junk Garden series, you can catch up on all of them HERE.

If you aren’t into garden projects, don’t worry – I have a non-garden project to share tomorrow! 🙂

Decorate your flower beds with farmhouse style repurposed vintage junk! |

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  1. Fun ideas! This weekend I will start planting flowers around my house and I love the idea of using old buckets and such for planters. I have an old wheelbarrow that I love to use, and a couple of old washtubs. They seem to last for years!

  2. Really cute! Nice job!

  3. Naomi S. says

    Angie, I love the Farmer’s Feed and Seed window box. And all the junk items, too! I am so anxious to get out and plant flowers and do some “junky” outdoor vignettes but it’s been so rainy here that it’s just too wet. I hope next week is dry and sunny. Then I will be off to the garden store!

    • Thanks Naomi! We’ve had so much rain the last few weeks too, so I took advantage of any dry days we got in between. It’s gorgeous here today though.

  4. Thanks for the idea of hanging a old bucket, I saw those hangers in the $ store here and kept wondering what could I use those for, perfect,,,,,,, Thanks

  5. I love that antique mop bucket as a planter! So pretty! Your garden looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday this week!

  6. It looks great! I love the words on the box, it adds a nice touch, and the flowers are beautiful! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Home Matters Link Party, hope to see you again next week:) #HomeMattersParty

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