Brown Thumbs, Take Heart!
Not blessed with a green thumb? Join the club. I had no idea how to approach the design of my newly-acquired petite garden. When I moved in the grass was dead and buried, one fruit tree was hanging on for dear life, and only the weeds were winning.
The garden needed a design feature in the front that made a statement without taking up a lot of space. I scanned Craigslist and found a used Schwinn bicycle that mimicked the lines of more classic models of the past. I swapped out the ugly black racing seat with a vintage green and white Schwinn saddle. I found that on ebay for $25.
Look out for a bike with a back rack for extra plant display potential. A wine crate I bought at Home Goods last year is strapped onto the back rack for an ideal spot to showcase potted flowers. I live in a high traffic area so I locked the bike to the tree and stripped all of the gears off to make it less appealing to sticky fingers. I balanced the risk of theft with the amount of money spent and I think I have come out ahead on this project.
This flower crate bicycle gives my cottage instant curb appeal!