Rustic Garden Signs Give Your Garden Direction...


It's a lot of fun to paint some signs in your garden; they can range from somewhat serious parking signs (Frog Parking; all others will be Toad) to silly and outrageous. There are few gardens that couldn't find some kind of funny saying appropriate and fitting.
If you're wanting to make your own, for paint, I have the best success with the most economical option; acrylic craft paint from the dollar store. This is amazingly tough, if the sign board you use is prepared properly, ie: sanded a bit.
I have a carpenter in the family, so I have him trained to bring me little cut off ends of lumber from his projects, but you can use almost anything; small pieces of plywood (put twigs around the outsides to hide the edges), barnboard, pallet wood and so on.
Here are a few signs that have caught my eye, and I've collected them all together in one place.
The Gallery is open - stop in for a visit and get a good direction for your garden...
The Gallery is open - stop in for a visit and get a good direction for your garden...
Carlene at Organized Clutter claims that this is her life through the summer months; how appropriate: http://organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.ca/2013/08/i-heart-signs-in-garden.html
Carlene at Organized Clutter claims that this is her life through the summer months; how appropriate: http://organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.ca/2013/08/i-heart-signs-in-garden.html
The Gardening Cook Welcomes you...http://thegardeningcook.com/gardening-signs-fans-of-the-gardening-cook-share/
The Gardening Cook Welcomes you...http://thegardeningcook.com/gardening-signs-fans-of-the-gardening-cook-share/
There are lots of Thymely Sayings on Drought Smart Plants; http://www.drought-smart-plants.com/signs-of-the-thymes.html
There are lots of Thymely Sayings on Drought Smart Plants; http://www.drought-smart-plants.com/signs-of-the-thymes.html
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  • Libby Yuewhoo
    on Mar 21, 2014

    After double knee surgery, I put a sign up that said: 'The hardest thing to raise in my garden is my knees.'

  • Cindy Barto
    on Jul 28, 2014

    I like Libby's sign , should have one of those , I had the knee replacement done. All your signs are great and I'm gonna copy them ! Thanks for the good ideas !!!!

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