Saturday, September 19, 2009

What to do with driftwood in the garden


I found this driftwood on the beach at Sanibel Island this past summer; I knew it belong in my garden, but where?

Picture before,
I was not happy with the way the back garden was looking, especially around the water fountain. Aha!!! a perfect place to put the driftwood.

I moved the bromeliads back around the water fountain and set the driftwood with air plants in the center.

The kalanchoe plants were moved to where the bromeliads were and I added three peach crossandras for color.

I got a strange look from my next-door neighbor, he probably thinks that I am nuts, moving plants around every couple of weeks. What can I do, I’m never satisfied, that’s what makes gardening fun.

12 comments:

mothernaturesgarden said...

Seems perfectly normal to me.

keewee said...

I think it all looks great.

Scott & Liz said...

Driftwood and bromeliads, the perfect partners. Well done, Rusty!!
Scott

Urban Green said...

Rusty, that looks pretty. Did you know you could also try growing bonsais in driftwood?

http://theurbanbalcony.blogspot.com/

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Rusty~~ First time visitor here. Your driftwood title caught eye. Your garden is beautiful and your creative use of the driftwood is admirable. I have three large pieces of driftwood that my son gave me. I've got them by one of my ponds and they look great but I'm always open to new ideas. Love your hardscape and fountain.

Yolanda Elizabet Heuzen said...

What an improvement Rusty. I love driftwood and I really, really love yours as you have planted it up so very nicely.

Darla said...

The driftwood is certainly added interest in the garden, looks great. If I worried about what my neighbors thought of my gardening indecisions, I'd never garden!

ChrisC and JonJ said...

The driftwood looks great!!!I have a piece my dad relocated from Ft DeSoto,30 years ago,and have done the same thing with.
Kudos on the your's!!!

Prospero said...

Hi Rusty. I do the same with my driftwood - Tillandsias.

Frances said...

Hi Rusty, I adore driftwood of all types, but the bigger the better! You have made a wonderful focal point even better with its addition. Love the broms on it too.
Frances

My Little Family: said...

Very nice Rusty. I like to plant small succulents in the nooks & crannies of driftwood.

Sylvia said...

Great idea...I love the look!