from RE-CYCLE to UP-SCALE Useful Garden Art

metal barrier 1
metal barrier as I brought it home

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.

metal barrier 2
assorted tiles

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.

metal barrier 4
barrier decorated

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.

metal barrier done & in place
metal barrier done & in place
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One thought on “from RE-CYCLE to UP-SCALE Useful Garden Art

  1. Nice application . I think I have some of that stuff I got free off CL and I had to tie it up . I’ll send a picture sometime , love the stuff. It gets little white flowers on it .

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