Garden Photo of the Day

Paint the garden red! Or green…or blue…

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

First things first, Happy Thanksgiving!! Hope you’re enjoying some turkey-time and family fun.

Speaking of fun, got a dead tree nagging you? An old broken bike hanging around the shed? A junk pile waiting for a trip to the dump? Marry one of those things with a can of brightly colored spray paint, and you’ve got a seriously eye-catching focal point for your garden! These fun examples can be credited to FG’s new contributing editor, Jason Reeves, down at the University of Tennessee Gardens at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center in Jackson, Tennessee. We’re having FUN in the garden all week! Got some photos of wild and whimsical features in your garden? Email me!

Click here to enlarge this photo.
Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais
Click here to enlarge this photo.
Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais
Click here to enlarge this photo.
Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais
Click here to enlarge this photo.
Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

 

Welcome to the Fine Gardening GARDEN PHOTO OF THE DAY blog! Every weekday we post a new photo of a great garden, a spectacular plant, a stunning plant combination, or any number of other subjects. Think of it as your morning jolt of green.

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  1. user-7006885 11/25/2010

    Wow! These are great! I have a shed full of cast off things that we have yet to get rid of. Now maybe I can salvage some of them as possible decorations for some of my flower beds. Not being blessed with the ability to revision ordinary things as decoration, having possibilities like this showcased is a wonderful resource for me.

  2. sheilaschultz 11/25/2010

    Welcome to FG, Jason. I'm eager to see and read your future contributions! I would have never thought about painting a tree until last year. We were traveling during the holidays and the landscaping at our hotel had red painted trees tucked here and there. They were unexpected fun in a very colorful kind of way!

  3. wwross 11/28/2010

    Way Cool. A neat way to get color into the garden. My garden could use it during certain times of the year.

  4. rwotzak 11/29/2010

    Now why haven't I done this yet?! It's on the list for next spring.

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