Friday, April 10, 2015

Small Garden-Part 5- Signs





In this Small Garden Series (links to the other 4 posts at the end of this post), we have discussed various topics..... and today I thought I would address signs.













There are many possibilities for signs in the garden. They can be used to give directions, label plants, or they can also be just for fun, for interest... or for meditation.... so many possibilities.







This is the back of the sign just above...  the one that labels the back garden.  It is just a quick little sign on old wood...  


I started this group of signs because of all of the various garden beds we had developed in our yard. I needed to be able to tell the family where to go to work... which bed needed harvesting, weeding or watering. One son just quickly cut up some old fence boards... and I painted quickly without much planning.....



I named the gardens.... the various garden beds... and then labeled them.  It really helped to keep things straight, so that we all knew what we were talking about without me having to go out to the garden with family members each time I asked them to do something or told them about the harvest almost ready in a certain area. 


Other signs were just for fun....

The family liked this one.... 


Too many signs would be overwhelming and would look cluttered, but a few here and there can add interest...



 Signs can be painted on old fence boards... using regular acrylic paint.
They last a long time....

Different shapes can be used.... 



















Whimsy can be fun......




Simple works fine.... or be more elaborate if you like.


 Most likely I will make some more this year... I would like to make some to label my specific herbs... and maybe the perennials. We'll see..... life is pretty busy around here. :) 

Signs can be fun.... you can buy them or paint them.... you can even use permanent markers and stencils... so many options.










Small Garden Series:

Small Garden-Part1- Crop Rotation

Small Garden-Part 2-Growing UP

Small Garden-Part 3- More Beds

Small Garden-Part 4-Companion Planting

Small Garden-Part 5-Signs


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46 comments:

  1. I LOVE all of our signs! And it's fun to see them all in one place. :) Thanks for posting! <3

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  2. These signs are very cute. The signs look really cute around the garden. Thanks for sharing. Over from Funtastic Friday

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    1. Thank you.. we don't use all of these in the garden... I actually have sold some of them. I do enjoy seeing them among the plants though. :)

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  3. These are adorable and so practical as well as just fun! Stopping by from Fabulous Friday Party. Carrie, A Mother's Shadow

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    1. Thank you.... I like a bit of whimsy here and there. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  4. These are great! I especially love the Frog Parking ones!

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    1. Those were a favorite in our family also.... thank you for stopping by... it was nice to hear from you. :)

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  5. I love signs and I love yours! I like the free weeds you pick as my fav! Visiting from CityofLinks Party!

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    1. Thank you.... they are fun. :) So far, no one has taken me up on the "free weeds" though. :)

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  6. Thank you for bringing this lovely creative post to Fridays Blog Booster Party. So many great ideas for garden patch signs. Bring more of your posts for us next Friday.
    Kathleen

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    1. Thank you.... I have enjoyed having a few signs here and there... and I do plan to return to your wonderful blog party. :)

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  7. Great garden signs! Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/04/cat-on-ladder.html

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    1. Thank you. :) I enjoy your blog party.

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  8. what fun garden signs, they make gardening fun!!
    I really want to build a miniature fairy garden.

    Have a great week, Karren

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    1. Thank you... they do add interest in the garden... I have seen some really cute miniature gardens... that would be fun to do. :)

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  9. Love all these great signs!!
    They are all really cute!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs.
    Debbie

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    1. Thank you... I like seeing them in the garden (at least SOME of them) :) Thank you for visiting.

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  10. How creative! I will have to think about adding some signs to our garden. Thanks for sharing this outdoor post on this week's Maple Hill Hop!

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    1. Thank you... it is a fun bit of whimsy or interest in the garden. I look forward to more visits to your Hop. :)

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  11. Your garden signs are adorable! I especially like the beaver one and the weed one. I think my son and I would have fun making some signs for our garden this year....thank you for the inspiration and thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you... my husband and kids love the beaver sign ( I was concerned it might offend some people, even if it is just a funny saying.... seems people do like it though. :) They also love the frog sign... and many like the weed sign... it has been fun. I hope you are able to do some for your garden also... it just adds a bit of fun. :)

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  12. How fun!! I love this idea with the signs! Some inspirational and some for smiles but with a practical purpose too. What an enchanting place Joy! Thank you for sharing on the Art of Homemaking Mondays this week. I will be pinning this ;)

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    1. I have had fun with it... and need to do some again... I LOVE surprising my family with something clever or cute that brings a smile or shared laugh. :) I also like the little surprises in the garden... it just adds something special.

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  13. I might actually get to do my first ever garden this year. I have been waiting to do a garden for years. I am looking forward to it. I love these signs, but I especially like the quirky and funny ones- Save a Tree- Eat a Beaver, Free Weeds-U Pick. Thanks for sharing at TGI Saturdays, always blessing our hearts by making us aware of the beauty around us, even in the simplest things. Hope to see you this weekend. We'll be up from 8 a.m today. Blessings and have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. I'm so glad you get to do a garden this year! They are such a blessing and I hope yours does wonderfully well! The signs are a fun touch. I didn't realize you open so early on the hop, but I will check it out. :)

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  14. I keep promising to build a little garden spot in our backyard, but... Thanks for linking up and sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. I hope you can make it again this week.

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    1. I hope you do... gardens are delightful places to grow things, enjoy God's creation and relax while you work. :)

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  15. Love all of these signs! Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Thank you... they are fun to do and use. :)

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  16. I think these signs are just great, love the frog parking and the beaver one. Thanks for sharing at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

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    1. Those are two of the favorites here, as well.. I need to think of and find new ideas.... I love putting a few new surprises in the garden that help people to smile. :)

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  17. Free U Pick Weeds. I need that in my yard! Such great looking, fun signs.
    #BigTopBlogParty

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    1. Don't we all!!!! People laugh when they see it, but so far, no one has taken me up on it. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  18. What beautiful signs and gardens you have. Thank you for linking up to Idea Box!

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    1. Thank you... so nice of you to say. :) I am glad you visited... and I look forward to returning to the Idea Box. :)

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  19. Thank you for inspiring me!! God Bless <><

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    1. You're welcome... thank you for visiting. :)

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  20. SO cute! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  21. Your signs really add interest to your garden. Some of them are so humorous. Most enjoyable!

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    1. Thank you... it is just a little touch, but we do enjoy it. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  22. Your garden signs are a wonderful idea! A fun idea that I might try doing with my children this summer. Have a lovely day!

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    1. Thank you..... doing them with your children is a great idea... great way to personalize the garden. I'm so glad you stopped by.... have a great week. :)

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