A few weeks ago I stopped at a garage sale and picked up this metal barrier. I was told that it was used as a barrier around a public sign at a park. At the time I wasn’t sure how I would use it or what I would do with it, but I knew it would go in the garden.
I gathered up some tiles, also picked up at a garage sale for under $2.00 and glued the tiles on the metal barrier with a very strong construction glue.
All done… I decided to use it to keep the ‘red dragon’ persicaria from falling over. I have used tomato cages to keep it from falling over before, but I like this better. The red dragon needs to grow into it a bit, but overall a successful garage sale find up cycled into useful garden art for a song.