Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Rockin' Hummingbird Garden

I was recently asked to join the Lowe's Creative Ideas Garden Club to work with an awesome group of bloggers to help promote Lowe's Creative Ideas magazine and website! Each month, for the next seven months, we are assigned projects to complete for this promotion. I have never accepted ads on my blog or done anything like this before but I love Lowe's and I thought this was a great fit for Robin's Nesting Place. I enjoy the creative challenge and it is also a huge personal blessing allowing me an opportunity to do more gardening than I would otherwise be doing due to limited funds. I hope that you will enjoy the projects that I complete on behalf of Lowe's Creative Ideas!

Our first assignment, for the month of May, is to turn an older/or non-traditional object into a unique and decorative planter or refurbish old planters. I have already completed two projects and hope to have a third by the end of May!

My first project is a "Rockin' Hummingbird Garden"!

I bought this old rocker at a church rummage sale last year for $3.00. I had lofty visions of restoring it and for $3.00 just I couldn't pass it up! I already have two white rockers on my front porch, so this one was placed out back on the patio just waiting for a little love and attention.

As I was pondering this month's project, I wanted to do something unique that I had not seen before. That is no easy task considering my addiction to Pinterest! I love hummingbirds and butterflies, so my natural inclination is to do something to attract more to my garden. And so the idea for a Rockin' Hummingbird Garden was born!

I removed the old seat and back from the rocker, aggravating my asthma with the dust and mold spores. After a good cleaning with bleach the rocker was ready for primer!

I already had the large container that fit perfectly into the seat! It was pretty old and ugly and  needed a good scrubbing to be prepped for the Valspar Plastic Paint. The two smaller pots were purchased from Lowe's.

So I primed and painted my old rocking chair and the plastic containers! 

I attached an old lamp harp to the back of the rocker for a hummingbird perch! 

I had to have these petunias that I saw at Lowe's! Purple with the perfect complimentary green on the outer edges! They will be beautiful once they grow and start trailing down the rocker!

I planted verbena, salvia, and Superbells! A lot of red to attract the hummingbirds!

As soon as the project was completed the hummingbirds were enjoying it!

Here is a before and after collage!I hope that you enjoyed seeing my rocker transformation! Here is a link to Lowe's Creative Ideas please visit to get more ideas for your home and garden!

Disclosure: As a blogger for Lowe’s Creative Ideas Garden Club Network I was provided with a Lowe’s gift card to purchase the materials for my project. 


Unknown said...

Looks great Robin! I will be working on mine later this week. Can't wait!

Unknown said...

That's not only unique and beautiful but your hummingbird friends prove it's also useful! Congratulations on your vision and execution of your project.

I'll have to pin this on Pinterest! :-)

Lona said...

Oh my Robin, how beautiful. I love this idea. The adding of the hummingbird feeder is fantastic. Great job! You have inspired me. LOL!

Marilyn said...

A chair for $3?!! Your creative idea is a WINNER!!♥♫

Ruth Hiebert said...

They certainly picked the right person for this job. You are so creative. i love this garden.

Cyndi said...

Well, I've already commented on fb... I think this is absolutely FABULOUS!!! I knew you'd do great at this! :) I'm pinning it, too!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Love this!!

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Fantastic opportunity for you, Robin! I LOVE This idea and may just have to copy it! Congratulations on your new "gig" with Lowes. May it bring you happiness and joy!

RURAL magazine said...

Way to go, and congrats for working with a sponsor.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Carolyn said...

That was a great project and happy to hear Lowe's covered the cost for you!


Kylee Baumle said...

Hey, Robin! So happy to be working with you on the Lowe's Creative Ideas Team! I love this hummingbird station. I've always thought you were creative and this is further proof! Great idea here!

Rosemary said...

Robin Fantastic !