Happy spring Forget-me-not. Don’t forget, The Urban Gardener is closed for Sounders home games. Thanks for understanding. 💚💙⚽️🌿
Gotta love using Salvage pieces in the garden. This industrial freezer rack makes the best outdoor coffee table for your patio garden. It can survive any weather with zero care.
Or, hang it on a fence for a pea trellis.
How would you upcycle this piece in your home or backyard?
Photo credit: Mike Scerra
Find it at The Urban Gardener in Tacoma, WA.
1960’s vintage patio set for children. Made by the Russell Woodard Company, USA.
Available at The Urban Gardener in Tacoma, Washington.
Photo by: Mike Scerra
We took a few old iron headboards and used them to mask the ugly central air unit. The finished product is planted with vines that will grow in. We chose to only grow vines on the large front-facing frame to keep a safe amount of air circulation available for the unit. Here’s how we installed it:
Post hole digger helps with the limited digging space. Mattock helps loosen rocks, loppers for tree roots, hori hori for digging out more rocks, rubber mallet for setting the PVC, level, and hand broom.
We set the two smaller outside headboards in PVC footings. That way the headboards can easily be removed so the central air unit can be serviced.
Once the headboards were absolutely level, we added cement to the footings. Notice the PVC being cemented in and the headboards can be easily removed.
Letting the concrete cure overnight. Vines will be planted on the front headboard. This garden install will last forever and add charm to this courtyard garden.
Christy, The Urban Gardener
We’re back for the 2017 Vintage Market at The Tacoma Home and Garden Show. Join us January 26th to the 29th with dozens of our favorite vintage, upcycled, and salvage dealer friends.
Tickets are $12 and parking is free.