Monday, April 13, 2009

A Step Up In The Garden

Remember those old wooden ladders from long ago? Many of us still have these old ladders, although most of them are not safe to actually climb on. But they do make a terrific prop in the garden and can be used to display pots of plants or any other items you like to have in your garden.
One of my favorite uses for a wooden ladder is to train a climbing vine up the steps, like use it as a trellis of sorts. I think it's also good for plants like gourds, you could slip the fruit in a net or stocking and allow it to hang from a step. Maybe a display of all your favorite rocks or small rusty iron pieces. I have a collection of ceramic frogs and snails that look pretty cute sitting on all the steps, any collection would look good.
So drag out that old ladder and find a home in your garden for it, it just may give you a "boot" up on all your gardening buddies!

1 comment:

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

What a cute idea! I acquired one at a garage sale for $1.00. Now I can display it like yours. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs :)