Give your flowers some support and then give the support some birds

Last summer we planted some flowers that (hopefully) will become tall and fabulous in our garden. To keep them happy when they do get tall they will be wanting some support.
I decided to support them with regular fencing poles. That I painted black. (You can get these at any hardware-Home Depot-kind of store)

Well I did not stop there.
Since Viola and I are regulars at the local thrift store we have plenty of porcelain figures. (some of them are already in my garden.)

When I realized that some of them have holes on the bottom I said to myself:
“Hey, they make great post tops” (Yes, I do often talk to myself, and yes ,very often in English)

Viola and I sprayed 3 little birds with some leftover Montana shades that we had at home. Paris, Patina and Manhattan. Before you screw the screw on top you have to hammer the pole into the ground of course.
And Voilá: Fab looking support for fab shrubs.

QUESTION: Won´t they fall off and break?
I was afraid they would not sit still during the shifting of the seasons. But they have been in place all trough the very windy conditions here. Also it would not be the end of the world if they did break. I have a few more in stock.


Here are some more post from my garden
Garden Stuff Easy as 1-2-3 found here!

Garden Stuff Easy as 4-5-6 found here!


Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

January 8, 2013 at 19:42

I have Old figurines in my garden too. I also have an old chandelier, I spray painted a crazy pink, hanging from a tree. I removed the wiring and bulbs and use it for candles. I love treasures throughout a garden!

Jenny Brandt
January 8, 2013 at 20:03
– In reply to: Candice

That sounds excellent!

Prylutmaningen /Johanna
January 8, 2013 at 20:28

Haha, kul att du la upp dem nu. Du visade dem ju i somras på Instagram och sen dess har jag varit sugen på att göra egna. Fast jag är besatt av armeringsjärn och vill ha fåglarna på armeringsjärnen. Så för några dagar sen beställde jag en fågel-latexform som man kan gjuta betong i. Så jag tänker försöka att gjuta egna fåglar och samtidigt gjuta fast armeringsjärnet i botten. Det är planen iallafall!

Tack för inspirationen!

Jenny Brandt
January 8, 2013 at 21:41
– In reply to: Prylutmaningen /Johanna

Ja just det. Kul du gillade dem. Låter smart att gjuta egna.
Kommer bli bra!

January 9, 2013 at 19:11

Åh, så underbart fina de är, de gjorde min dag! Hoppas det är ok att jag skriver en rad om dem och länkar hit? Tack för all inspiration!!! Kram Hanna

Jenny Brandt
January 9, 2013 at 20:22
– In reply to: Hanna

Såklart är det ok!