Rustic Garden Ideas

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When I think of a garden, I think lots of greenery and flowers. The first thing to come to mind is not rustic. However, when decorating an outside garden area, rustic elements provide a perfect contrast to really set the space off. To provide some inspiration, I came up with a collection of creative rustic garden ideas.

Rustic Garden Art

Place An Old Ladder In The Garden

Ladders are a great thing to use to add height in a garden. An old rustic ladder provides a nice contrast to the plants.

rustic garden ideas - vintage ladder plant holder

A ladder plant holder like this adds rustic warmth. Besides displaying plants, you can also display vintage items like this charming old sprinkler.

Make A Display Of Rusty Wheels

A collection of rusty wheels will add a ton of rustic interest to a garden.

rustic garden ideas - rusty wheels

These wheels are displayed as a decorative border to a garden. The flowers that show through make a beautiful contrast.

Place A Chair In The Garden

Chairs don’t have to be used just for sitting. A weathered or otherwise rustic chair makes a perfect flower planter chair.

rustic garden ideas - weathered chair planter

Like a ladder, this chair adds some needed height in the garden.

Use Old Drawers As Rustic Planters

You can use pretty much any rustic container as a planter. However, old drawers have a certain charming appeal.

rustic garden ideas - old drawers for planters

Not only do drawers make great planters but stacking drawers adds visual interest and height. These colorful drawer planters are especially unique for a rustic garden.

Haul An Old Wheelbarrow To The Garden

Normally a wheelbarrow is used when creating a garden. However, when the garden is complete just haul your old wheelbarrow out to the middle of it. A wheelbarrow is yet another great rustic item to use as a planter.

rustic garden ideas - wheelbarrow planter

A wheelbarrow planter can hold a lot of flowers making it a wonderful addition to a rustic garden.

Do you have any rustic garden ideas that you would like to share?

 

I'm addicted to crafting and decorating my downtown urban loft and up north rustic cabin. Read more about me.
2 comments
  1. I love gardening and it looks like I can get out there pretty soon! I live inMinnesota and today it is supposed to hit the 60’s. this winter has been way to long . I think we have had 5 snowstorms this month! Yuck! Hope your weather is better.

    1. Our winter has been too long too but I think we are on the upswing now….yay! Enjoy your nice weather!

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