Planting a ‘mailbox’ garden…
Garden mailboxes you will love! Finding a mailbox, made from durable metal and with a nostalgic shape and a handy door is a stroke of luck for a Flea Market gardener. They can be made into a creative garden feature, a handy ‘tool’ box or garden sign. Here are some of the best from our creative gardeners! PLUS, Befores and Afters!
When you order a new mailbox, re-purpose the old mailbox in your garden!
Billie Hayman says, “I had to show you what I did with the rusty mailbox! When I painted it red, it was so rusty it was dark underneath and turned out perfectly two-toned!
Jeanne posts a mailbox in the garden
and..no more trips to garage for garden tools…
Jeanne Sammons says, “This mailbox is out in my Secret Garden. I moved my little garage sale bird from the stump to on top of the mailbox.”
Marie muses over a mailbox
Marie Niemann says, “I finally found this cool old rusty country mailbox at a local antique mall! Plus this wonderful old 4×4 I found in the desert is an added plus! I’ll mount it right in my raised gardens, to house my garden tools and gloves so they’ll be handy!”
“Thanks to my sweet hubby, …he helped me get it properly secured in my raised gardens. Not only do I like the look of it here, I love the usefulness of it in my garden to keep a few of my garden tools and gloves. Very handy! I love it!! So handy to keep track of my tools, I find myself actually putting them away more now. ” Marie says.
With a ladder as your garden vignette ‘anchor,’ set a rusty or painted mailbox on one of the steps, then surround it with a few more garden treasures and found objects of various heights combined with lots of flowers!
Diane Novak says, “A corner post from an old family farm pig pen and an auction mailbox, makes a great decorating garden piece for the towns local Postmaster, me! I plan to change the décor with the seasons.”