Saturday, July 20, 2013

Tea in the Garden, Black Eyed Susanna's


This is our vintage bathtub filled with native Black Eyed Susanna's and a few native Echinacea plants.  It has taken a few years for it to fill in but now it is a colorful wildflower garden and a focal point in this part of our yard.   This garden room plays host to all sorts of vintage items, bathtubs, wringer washers, aluminum wash tubs and lunch pails, milk boxes and  more  -- Susanna calls it the "Funky garden" and Nancy refers to it as the "Yard Sale" garden.    Of  'course a few tea things have made it into the yard.  All have chips or cracks, no useable tea cups have been harmed in the making of this garden bed, instead the broken ones have been given a home where they are still admired on a regular basis!

4 comments:

relevanttealeaf said...

Love your Black Eyed "Susannas." I planted some two summers ago, and they've yet to bloom. Can't wait to see their pretty blossoms. I like your teacup bird feeders too.

Marilyn said...

How I would love to see this garden in person. It looks just whimsical and fun.

Steph said...

These plants are such hardy things - and joyful! They grow well in so many climates, amid harsh conditions or friendly. I really am fond of them.

Bernideen said...

I will take this and that fancy bench above - please!