Two weeks ago when we had some pretty weather, Leo and I installed these wooden fence panels in one corner of our garden. We had seen these pre-assembled panels on a recent trip to Lowe's, and we thought they would fit in this corner that is beside our potting bench and sink in the garden.
Sure enough, when we went back home and measured this area, these panels were exactly the size we needed. They are 6 feet high and 8 feet long.
So, on another day, Leo picked up the panels from Lowe's and propped them on the fence.
Even though the panels are made of pressure treated wood, we brushed them with Thompson's WaterSeal before installing them.
Just a little notching out and some leveling of the ground were needed to get the panels in place, and then Leo screwed them in.
We wanted to install these panels to obscure the lean-to behind our storage building which is where Leo parks our riding lawn mower and we store some of our garden tools. That area gets a little unsightly so we decided to just hide that view. The panels certainly do the trick!
The potting bench has gotten a little messy, too, and is scheduled for some sprucing up this spring. And we plan to move our outdoor teak table and chairs in this corner soon.
So while we have another blast of cold weather, I've been dreaming about how I can pretty up this little corner of our garden.
Update: I used an inspiration photo I found on Pinterest to create these GROW letters. The photo above shows what the fence panels look like now.
And, of course, I can always replicate this idea from Better Homes and Gardens because I have some of those pot holders!
And I keep thinking that the wooden panels will serve as a wonderful backdrop for our outdoor table. How wonderful it will be to have dinner in the garden!
As soon as the weather warms up, let the decorating begin!
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Jane, Your panels offer so much creative opportunity for decorative planting or decorating in general. I wanted to let you know I saw your adorable bunny peat pots from Susan at BNOTP! I have a stack waiting for a little dressing up, yours are perfect and I love your bunny drawing too, your sketch is wonderful!
I love your garden. Those pots need some herbs in them. 🙂 Heaven.
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Jane, cant wait to see what you guys do in your little corner.
That sealer is the worst (Thomson) .... I had 3 professionally painter come out and all said, the
same thing ... Down the road (Thomson) does not hold up. Go with (Cabot Sealer) it
might be a little more .. But you get what you pay for. It stand up better for fencing.
Jane this is such a clever idea. I really like the inspiration you are using to decorate the fence. I can't wait to see which you choose. Hard choices here since t hey are both so pretty.
Jane, this couldn't have come at a better time for me! We are leaving our "forever farm" for a new forever home... very suddenly.... and it has NO gardens of any kind, and a wide open unfenced yard. I wanted to make a cozy corner for myself, where I could start my new little garden, on a much smaller scale than what I have here. This would be perfect! I take it they are attached to some poles in the ground, right? For stability? I love the ideas you presented, and will pin this to keep it in mind. I can't wait to see what you do with yours.
Mary Ann, the panels were screwed into some posts that were already in the ground. We have a tall fence surrounding our garden to keep out the deer. If you wanted to put some panels in a corner of your new yard, you would only need 3 posts. Good luck with your move!
Love the one that says grow. You really got my creative juices flowing☺ Come on, Spring!
I agree, Audrey! Spring cannot get here fast enough! It's been a long winter even here in the South!
Morning, I got a fence down the side of my parking lot I have slowly been working on, this has given me some new ideas and motivation to start think now for this years addition. Thanks. Anxious to see what you come up with. I know it will be different with your own spin of things.
Linda aka Crafty Gardener
The fence panels are a lovely addition to the garden. It will be lots of fun decorating them. Looking forward to what you decide to do.
Jane, how perfect 🙂 I can't see wait to see how you decorate them and plant things. You and Leo make a great team.
Sometimes dreaming is more fun than doing! I'm sure that whatever you decide to do with the area, it will be perfect! Enjoy!!!
Your fence panels look so nice and I'm so glad they fit the spot perfectly for you!
Be a sweetie,