Yard of Flowers 2016 Garden Tour

Every year I share my sister in law's gardens with my blog followers. Kris's garden, dubbed the YARD OF FLOWERS, boasts bright annuals, perennials and lots of whimsy and rusty junk!
Here is a good example of Kris's style, a terracotta troll with dreadlocks to galvanized tubs to a fun rusty garden woman, and all surrounded by a riot of plant colors in various sizes and shapes.
Kris's gardens always have salvaged pathways of rusty iron and old bricks with lots of character.
An iron arbor at the front of the path with William Baffin Roses.
There are little surprises around every corner, like this little rock formation framing a petite hosta.
Why not stack a galvanized boiler on top of an old bird bath pedestal, (especially when the top is broken) and plant it with bold color? Then add additional vertical interest with a raised window frame.
A junk gardener's front step!
This ornate, rusty metal door? adds interest to one of Kris's gardens. More tour photos on my blog.
Organized Clutter
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  • Debbie Spilsbury Debbie Spilsbury on Aug 07, 2016
    You must have a drip system or ????? I can't imagine how long it would take to water everything by hand! So what is your secret? Please share!,

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  • Linda Linda on Aug 27, 2016
    The beautiful rusted door is from the front of an old cast iron stove. My Grandparents had one for heat in their bedroom. The door was for adding wood as well as emptying ashes. Every thing is beautiful.

  • Lisa House Lisa House on Sep 05, 2016
    Your gardens are absolutely beautiful! I tried to create this type of garden (where there are so many colors, textures, something always blooming) at the house where we raised our children...so I had 30 years but it never came close to what you have done! Your gardens are creative, whimsical, unique, and tranquil...a place to relax and dream! ❤️