These garden art ideas all have the same theme: wheels. Beyond the typical wagon wheel decor, there are plenty of ways to repurpose wheels in the garden.
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Rolling Garden Art Ideas
I saw some great garden art containers created with wheelbarrows and bikes this summer so it’s time for an update with some old and new favourites.
My own stencilled wheelbarrow is still in use. You can see it here. I also found another old wheelbarrow in the trash recently so I think a cool paint project is in my future.
Let’s get rolling.
I like the old, wooden wheelbarrows the best. Boy, I’d love to find one of those for a song.
Here’s some examples of bicycles, tricycles, and other wheels in gardens.
This bike was simply spray painted white:
Plant flowers in every bike basket, I say!
Here a bike (that has seen better days) is ‘planted’ by the tree. (I’m not sure what that mysterious figure on the right is!):
This old tricycle is a permanent little piece of outdoor art by the porch steps:
This couple built their own water wheel with a lazy river that runs the perimeter of the garden:
Old cart wheels with an assortment of stainless steel containers of annuals on a farm:
Another seatless bike is parked in the hostas:
An old Mennonite buggy with annuals on a family farm:
~Melissa the Empress of Dirt ♛