Flower cart ideas or using wheelbarrows and trolleys as an element of the garden design adds a lot of charm and makes such compositions a unique feature in your exterior. When we talk about garden design, decoration and landscaping, most often people think of major structural projects like pergolas, gazebos or water features. However, experienced designers will tell you that the secret of a successful interior or exterior design is often in the details that give the unique character of the place. A DIY flower cart project might be just that accent which will reveal your individuality, personality and originality and with a few hours of painting and planting, you will have a unique planter and the most original feature in the garden.
Flower cart ideas – creative upcycling ideas for garden decoration
Usually flower cart ideas feature a garden decoration element in the form of an original flower container and sometimes we see wheelbarrows used as storage for firewood. They are typically made of wood and garden decoration with natural materials is something that will always look appropriate in any garden. Carts have a special charm of the times gone by, a rustic character which they add to the exterior. You can find carts made of solid unpainted wood in specialized shops, flea markets or lying forgotten in a village barn. Give them a fresh coat of paint and they will serve you for many years. You can find new items and artificially age them to give them a shabby look and transform them into beautiful raised flower beds by filling them with soil and planting colorful flowers or arrange pots of different sizes and create a flower stand.
Flower cart ideas – add a romantic touch to your garden decor
Wooden carts can be an unusual solution for garden decoration in rustic, country, vintage or Shabby Chic style. In addition to their decorative effect, a flower cart on wheels can be moved anywhere at any time if you decided to change the garden decor. When you want to create a beautiful accent or use an old wheelbarrow check out the condition of the cart first. Old carts may need a wheel repair or some additional support which will provide a good stability. Make sure that you secure any loose boards with nails, screws or metal brackets so that the cart withstands the weight of the soil. Add drainage holes as they will make sure water will not be trapped in the bottom and cause the roots of your plants rot. Think of the best location in the garden to display your flower cart and roll it into its place before filling it with soil. Choose the plants you want to grow – it is a good idea to plant species like petunias along the border of the cart as they look strikingly beautiful and create an illusion of spilling out of the cart. Choosing species that have different height and colors will add dynamics, texture and color contrast. Enjoy the gallery below and get inspired by the magnificent flower cart ideas.