Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Looking a little rusty…

Here’s another discovered Portland garden, this one a treasure trove of cast-off rusty metal. Someone had a lot of fun putting this together!
Many of the plants are still dormant, or small; I bet it takes on an entirely different look with foliage weaving around and over the metal bits.
In season the grasses in these old pails must provide a nice screen for the trash and yard waste containers.
And I bet whatever is growing over this trellis (grapes?) obscures it's knobby knees.
But not the interesting metal shapes woven through it.
I might have to steal this trellis idea and make it mine…shiny metal replacing the rust, maybe a painted wooden post in the middle
(I tried to work in a joke about the gardener being up-to-date on his or her tetanus shots but just couldn't do it)

17 comments:

  1. It looks a bit industrial now but I'm sure the plants will soften the overall look quite a look. Can you post an update in, say, three months? I do like some of the metal elements.

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  2. Uh oh...Pam is now scouting Austin for some of those old milk pails! Seriously, the varied sculptures are ecletic but somehow the rust ties them all in, even the one modern one in front by the window.

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    1. I found myself wondering if the neighbors love it, or hate it.

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  3. sandy lawrenceMarch 14, 2012

    I have a lust for rust. Rust is my middle name.

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    1. Sandy Rust Lawrence, yep that has a nice ring to it!

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  4. Now that we've seen the "bones", we won't rest until Mom Nature puts some meat on dem bones...you will be updating us, won't you?

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    1. I really should start a follow up calendar shouldn't I? I think there have been a few others I've promised to revisit...and forgotten about.

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  5. Love metal, including rusty metal in the garden! These are so unique. I'd love to see them with more greenery around them too.

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  6. A different "twist" on reusing found items. Lots of good ideas that can be personalized.

    I would enjoy seeing this when the plants are out.

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    1. I think what I like about this one is the fact that they've gone for it in a big way. They aren't just sticking a few pieces in here or there...nope they are going big!

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  7. Talk about rusty creative flair, lovely!

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    1. I wonder what they do for a living?

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    1. So I guess it's a good thing you don't live across the street from them.

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