Today we’re visiting an unusual and beautiful garden in Idaho.
My name is Jeff, and I’m a landscaper in Boise, Idaho. I thought you might be interested in seeing some of my repurposed and reused gears and faucet handles and other rusty elements that I incorporate into the landscaping around our home.
Rusted gears and other metal parts are stacked to make little sculptures on a table in the garden.
Metal containers filled with plants complement the repurposed metal garden art.
Old faucet handles make a decorative, flower-like pattern on the arbor.
The rusted metal elements are integrated throughout the garden.
Boston ivy (Parthenocissus tricuspidata, Zones 4–8) running up over a wall. See a little dog peeking out the window? That’s Hank!
An all-important place to sit and enjoy the garden.
Containers matching the color of the metal make a rust-colored trio.
The Japanese maple (Acer palmatum, Zones 5–9) has an unusual mulch of old mining bearings and cannonballs. The pots are sitting on iron tractor plowing disks.
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