Friday, September 16, 2011

Shabby Chic ~ dans le jardin ~

Shabby chic is not just for decorating indoors - let's not forget the garden! It only takes a little careful planning to acheive that "wild, untamed" look of a shabby chic garden. Plant a variety of flowers randomly, and if you're not sure what to plant - you can't go wrong with roses! Lots and lots of roses!  Old-fashioned favorites such as hollyhocks, lilacs, hydrangeas and peonies are also wonderful for a shabby chic "look."  So, while this season is winding down, it's still not too late to add a little shabby chic touch to the garden...or dream about your plans for next year's!


This photo courtesy HGTV:  HERE

Many of your chippy, rusty, weathered containters can easily be transported to the garden to be used for container plants, such as lavender and other herbs, impatience, pansies, daisies and geraniums. Use buckets, wire baskets lined with moss, chipped clay pots, old wheelbarrows or a child's little red wagon they've outgrown. Do you have an unused, spare kitchen chair? Perfect! Paint it white or pale grey and, if you want, you can even cut a hole in the seat in which to place a pot of flowers. Two great shabby chic colors I've used are Dove White by Valspar and Table Linen White available at Wal Mart.





You may want to add a cozy place to enjoy your gardening efforts, kick off your shoes, relax with a good book and a soothing cup of tea!



Until next time, enjoy the last few days of summer in your shabby chic garden, as we all look forward to autumn!

18 comments:

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

I adore a shabby chic garden. Your pictures are beautiful!

Dee

Cindy said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog, Dee! Happy weekend to you!
Cindy

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, Cindy, this post is SOOO beautiful!!! I love everything, especially that picket fence with the flowers and the Oh-la-la hammock!!! Thank you SO much for coming to the party and linking up!!

XO
Cindy

Jingle said...

Beautiful garden!

Cindy said...

Cindy, I know, isn't that picket fence to die for? I wish it was in my yard!! Thanks for the comment!

Cindy said...

Thank you, Jingle! Happy weekend to you!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What wonderful ideas! I see some things that would work really well for Fall, too! ♥

Heather Jacob said...

wow what a divine garden I can tell you have a passion for nature ... gardening is one of my passions also ... nature is a wonderful teacher I feel ... your roses, and all the beautiful touches you give to everything is just awesome ... hugz all the way from Australia x

Heaven's Walk said...

*SIGH*......! What beautiful photos - and wonderful ideas! :)

xoxo laurie

Heather Jacob said...

back again to have another peep !!!! I am a follower now and I will be back for sure... hugz x

Cindy said...

Thank you, Heather! So happy to see you again!!

Honey at 2805 said...

What great inspirational ideas for a shabby chic garden!

Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday. You are an asset to making the party a success. I appreciate you and I hope you will make this a weekly stop.

Ellen said...

Oh these photos are making me wish it was spring rather than fall. To lay in that gorgeous hammock with a book would suit me fine.
I am your newest follower.
Hugs,
Ellen

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Your imagery is heartwarming and awesome...love it!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

What gorgeous photographs.
Thank you so much for sharing.
Wishes
Lynne

2amscrapper said...

Stopping by from Cindy's Oh La La Link Party. Beautiful photos of gorgeous garden spots.

Bluebell Woods said...

I have been collecting some pictures to post rather like these........I just love the roses and the things for the garden, antiques of different sorts. I use them myself when I can. I am looking for a nice mirror to use outside. great post
Janice

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