Home Decor, A Weatherproof Garden

Are you itching to get out in your garden?


Does it look sad and pathetic like this?


I have some very hearty flowers that I like to plant this time of year.  Last spring I still had some pansies and winter plants, as well as pumpkins [!] in my planter when I brought out my special flowers


Nothing survived this year, and I was longing for some color


This metal flower had really faded out and needed some perking up


Nothing that a little glossy craft paint can’t handle.  Just a couple of small jars of color and a brush and it was as good as a  bright new bloom


A recent trip to the local nursery Hobby Lobby yielded some more carrots for my vegetable section


and another large and happy bloom to plant with my giant daffodil


These photos were taken last Sunday when it was a sunny 70 degrees.


Monday it was 27.  Which is why I always plant metal flowers this time of year, so I can have a weatherproof garden~

garden party thepaintedapron.com

You never know when you might want to have a  Garden party!

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Of course it’s a good idea to do some indoor gardening too


You can’t ever have too many flowers~they bring such life to any space…

tulips thepaintedapron.com

Even those grocery store “awfuls” can look good tucked in a glass inside a flower pot [sorry, I hate the dyed flowers]


A few glue dots and a cute ribbon and you have a fresh new look~


Nothing says spring like flowers!


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs

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Seasonal Sunday

It’s Overflowing

Uncommon Designs

Between Naps on the Porch

The Dedicated House

The Scoop

The Gunny Sack

The Style Sisters

9 Responses to “Home Decor, A Weatherproof Garden”
  1. Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    Wow, I’m lovin’ the tulips, such great colors-enjoy:@)

  2. Mary says:

    Hi Jenna, I love how your garden grows 🙂 My violas got clobbered by our snow and haven’t recovered, normally they’ve rebounded from the cold and put on a serious growth spurt the beginning of March. I loved your creative Garden Party!

  3. Kathleen says:

    I dislike those dyed flowers too! We need a few days above freezing to get rid of the mountains of dirty ice, 70 would be heavenly!
    Don’t forget the St. Patrick’s Day Party next Wed. Anything green or Irish! 🙂

  4. Jacqueline says:

    I love everything you posted about! What fun vase ideas, with adding a little ribbon or tucking the vase behind the eggs. My pansies are just coming up and although I always plant purple and yellow, it is the yellow that is making me smile every time I drive up – happy to be looking towards spring!

  5. I love every bit of color and cheer in this post 🙂 The painted carrots have to be my favorite. How cute!

  6. Hobby Lobby had those? I might have to run there today, they are so cute, and my flower boxes on my porch are just pitiful. I’d love to have some. Great how you freshened them up with spray paint, too. Thanks for the tip! -Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com
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  7. Kim says:

    Great idea to paint faded garden decor. I’ll be copying, but your metal pieces look amazing with your paint freshening! I like your other colorful inspirations, too. Very much!

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