Don’t buy that bicycle!

Use 2 wheels but not 2 cents for this salvage gardener decoration.

Bicycle restored as a garden
Bicycle garden

Bicycles in the garden bring me a sense of nostalgia. I wonder where is it from, where has it been, and how did it get to this place?

You might already have an old bike that’s never going to see a road again, or maybe someone you know has one collecting dirt in their garage. Time to put on your #salvagegardener hat and see if you can get it for your garden.

Once you have the bicycle here’s a list of ideas to help it brighten up a nook in your garden.

  • Give it a rinse with the hose. If that doesn’t help go ahead and paint it a bright color. Keep in mind where you’ll place it so the color doesn’t blend in with the surrounding plants.
  • Add baskets or racks. Look around your place first, they are easily found around your house or a neighbor may be ready to part with some of their own. They can be woven, an actual bicycle rack, or even flower pots that you attach to the handlebars. It’s not going anywhere, so unleash your creativity.
  • Make sure you have your watering plan in advance. Are you going to hook it up to the sprinklers with a drip line? Will you need containers that drain?
  • Finally, the highlight of this ride-gather some plants from your garden or even make bouquets of fresh flowers to welcome your new addition. Enjoy!
  • Give it a rinse with the hose. If that doesn’t help go ahead and paint it a bright color. Keep in mind where you’ll place it so the color doesn’t blend in with the surrounding plants.
  • Add baskets or racks. Look around your place first, they are easily found around your house or a neighbor may be ready to part with some of their own. They can be woven, an actual bicycle rack, or even flower pots that you attach to the handlebars. It’s not going anywhere, so unleash your creativity.
  • Make sure you have your watering plan in advance. Are you going to hook it up to the sprinklers with a drip line? Will you need containers that drain?
  • Finally, the highlight of this ride-gather some plants from your garden or even make bouquets of fresh flowers to welcome your new addition. Enjoy!

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