Rings Around the Rosies: 3 Repurposed Garden Borders

Hi Friends! When I decided to add borders to some small rose bushes near my fence,  I wanted to use recycled materials and since I have several roses, decided to try a few different ideas. I often see sweet little china plates for next to nothing and as I've mentioned before, I am a pushover for pretty dishes.  I chose mostly floral patterns and I am really pleased with the results. In fact, this border turned out to be my favorite--it makes me think of an English cottage and having tea in the garden!

                                                      
Rings Around the Rosies: 3 Repurposed Garden Borders mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Yard sale and thrift store plates create a cottage garden border
New border 2013
                                            


Here's an update as the roses have flourished!


Rings Around the Rosies: 3 Repurposed Garden Borders mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Yard sale and thrift store plates create a cottage garden border
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Another option is a variation on a pin I'd seen using wine bottlesI actually tried them first but they were too tall next to my roses, so a friend was kind enough to save green beer bottles for me.  I started this border after a good rain which made it easier to push the bottles into my rocky soil. I continued adding bottles as I received them, each time soaking the area first.   I love how the sunlight shines through the green glass. 



Rings Around the Rosies: 3 Repurposed Garden Borders mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Green glass bottles create a reflective garden border















For the last border, I collected tiny terracotta flower pots alternating various sizes.



Rings Around the Rosies: 3 Repurposed Garden Borders mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Repurposed mini flower pots create a whimsical garden border


Three different borders, each repurposing thrift finds or freebies--which is your favorite?



       


2 comments:

  1. I love the variation. Perfect little vignettes throughout your garden. I'm probably partial to the bottle border because of three color.

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  2. Cecilia ... all the borders look pretty ... I guess I like the terracotta flower pots best or maybe the bottles because they will glow when the sun hits them. Great job on all three.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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