Yesterday I took a friend heading to warmer climes to the airport. After I dropped her off I decided have a cheap lunch at the nearly adjacent Ikea. I wasn’t looking for garden inspiration, but that’s what I found.
Only one of these items was meant for use in a garden or on a patio, but that’s where I would use all of them.
Right at the top of the escalator I spotted these powder coated stackable chairs. They were in an interior display, but could easily go outside.
They also come in a few other colors–I really like the blue. Under $50, they have high style at a great price.
Down to the marketplace and in the general direction out, I spied some other things that caught my interest.
Fantastic candles! Their abstract garden patterns would be fun on a patio table next summer.
As always…the kitchen area of the marketplace is a treasure trove of ideas for planters. The two below are cutlery containers…I’m thinking vertical wall of containers here…
I really loved these bags woven from strapping tape. They could be a container for a plant, or hold kindling for a firepit or tools or bags of soil bags on a potting table.
And last…remember that actual item meant to be out in the garden? I’d use these door mats joined together to make a really cool outdoor rug…
I actually do use things from Ikea in my garden…not as intended. My Rex Begonia lives on in the stainless steel colander that it was planted in here.