gray container garden vignette

It’s no secret I’m a big fan of container gardening.
I became a big fan back in my professional days when I ran marketing for a garden product distributor.  You can read more about that here.

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Container gardening is extremely versatile since you can fairly easily move the planters around.

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Also there are a variety of container types in the marketplace plus you can also get creative and use containers not necessarily intended for gardening. Gray container gardening3
I actually love re purposing non gardening containers as planters.
I used galvanized buckets, florist vases and a feed container here to name a few.
Some I bought old, some I bought new and they all look great together.

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The inspiration for this corner of my patio began with this upcycled old door.
A neighbor was throwing it out and I painted & distressed it, added the porcelain hardware and a graphic I created using a frame from The Graphics Fairy.

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I kept the floral palette unified with different shades of purple|violet.

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I love this little corner of the patio; I find it so peaceful.

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I’ve had this vignette for the past few years with tweaks from year to year and this year the big addition was the tree with the lights.

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I staked a big manzanita branch into the large planter and strung it with outdoor lights.

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I love the ambience it creates in the evenings {hard to capture on auto setting}.
Hot summer nights!

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  1. Lovey vignette, nicely done! I like a lot of planters too, on my very long veranda.

  2. oooo! Very pretty! Its a beautiful rustic look and just lovely with the variety of plants and additional accent pieces around it. I bet you get a lot of compliments!

  3. Carol Cook says:

    Gorgeous photos!
    Thanks for sharing with SYC!

  4. Christine says:

    Gorgeous garden vignette!

  5. thanks for stopping by carole & leaving a comment. i love visitors. xo- mj

  6. awww. thanks for your sweet comments audra. made me smile. xo- mj

  7. thanks carol. i love sharing at syc. xo- mj

  8. thanks christine. i really appreciate your sweet comment. xo- mj

  9. Hi Mary Jo, I adore your garden vignette. Galvanized buckets steal my heart. I will be featuring them at SYC this week. Thanks for sharing. Jo

  10. thanks so much jo! that means so much to me. i love sharing at syc every week. thanks for hosting. and yes, anything galvanized gets me every time. xo- mj

  11. Trisha says:

    I am a big fan of container gardening too and am always on the lookout for something fun to plant things in. I love all of your containers!

  12. thnx trisha! i know, i almost prefer to use non-conventional planters rather than actual gardening pots! it’s half the fun. lol. xo- maryjo

  13. Sandra Garth says:

    Very pretty Mary Jo! My containers look rather hodge podge and I will take a lesson from you.

  14. Sherry says:

    I will feature today at Home Sweet Home! It’s lovely!

  15. thanks sandra. i have some vignettes that are different planter styles too, but if you plant similar plants & flowers it can bring it together. xo- mj

  16. thanks so much for the feature sherry! i love linking up every week and appreciate you hosting. xo- mj

  17. How gorgeous your vignette is!! I am a huge fan of gray in the garden because it makes the plants the star of the show!! Thank you for sharing with us at Wonderful Wednesday, your lovely post will be featured at the next party!! have a wonderful weekend- Christine at Must Love Home

  18. thanks christine! i love your parties and have fun linking up every week. thank you for hosting every week and having this featured is amazing! xo- mj

  19. Cindy says:

    Such a beautiful collection of containers, lovely flowers…the door backdrop is so pretty!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  20. thanks for your sweet comment cindy. i love linking up to your party every week and appreciate all the work you do. xo- mj

  21. Mother of 3 says:

    So pretty! I love it.

  22. thank you so much mother of 3. i’m so glad you dropped by. xo- mj

  23. indah nuria says:

    You have such a lovely garden! Love to see the vignette. Thanks for sharing it with #OMHGWW et have a wonderful week!

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