Happy Wednesday! I’m spending most of my free time weeding, watering and puttering around the Potting Shed. I decided my shed front door was in need of a fresh and updated blooming wreath!
I dismantled my Garden Hose Wreath with Blooming Wellies last year to use the tools and the wellies. I decided the bright green colored hose was a little too vibrant for late summer, so I picked up a 15 foot hose in a more muted shade of green for $8 from Lowes.
This is a quick and easy project for your shed door, fence, gate, or nook on the porch where you want to plant some garden charm! For quick and easy assembly, coil your hose to desired size and use cable ties to secure it.
Cable ties are one of the greatest things ever invented IMHO and are available in various colors and strengths. They’re inexpensive, hold things securely and can be removed later.
Gather your materials for your wreath. Let your creativity bloom. . .plant your garden hose wreath with small pots, seed packets, tools or anything that says ‘garden’ to you. If you want to be extra fancy, add some ribbon to embellish your wreath.
I chose some vintage garden tools. . .a pair of old rake heads, gloves, Wellies, a watering can and a sweet little roosting pocket. The roosting pocket is designed to the give birds shelter in cold, wet and windy weather, but I’ve only used it decoratively.
I had an old hose nozzle that I added to lend some vintage charm to the hose wreath.
The wellies and the gloves both had tabs on the back that I ran the cable ties through to secure them. The wellies are hanging from the teeth of one of the rake heads.
A well-used pair of vintage garden clippers hangs at top. The clippers have a space between the blades and the handle to slip it over the wreath hanger to secure them.
I placed plastic cups inside the wellies filled with water as vases for Limelight Hydrangeas that are blooming.
“Anyone can be a gardener. It’s simply a matter of choice.”
“On the day you find yourself fretting about the first frost~
Or ruminating about rhododendron color,
The day you say to yourself, ‘I’m a gardener’–
You are One.”
“You need no degrees or doctorates.
No accumulations of blue ribbons at a prestigious Iris competition.”
“No title bestowed by an intimidating gardening society.
No personnel official to declare, ‘You’re in.’
Nor any special knowledge of pH factors or compost heaps.”
“What is essential is training your vision to see beyond what’s already there;
Having enough strength to haul around a garden cart filled with fifty-pound bags;
And money, because you can’t start planting without any plants. . .”
~ Dianne Benson, Dirt
Anyone, truly can be a gardener with Limelight Hydrangeas!
You’ll be rewarded with both beautiful cut and dried flowers when you plant these easy to grow, low maintenance shrubs in your garden:
I’ve been stalking butterflies with my camera lately. I love that they add another dimension and color to the garden in the heat of summer when the flowers are fading.
More photos of these winged beauties, here.
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