Vintage Garden Ideas

Out with the New and in with the Old

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An antique car with garden flowers

That is correct it is no mistake, out with the new and in with the old, of cause this is a phrase that I have reversed. It is good to get away from the new at times and embrace the old because it brings such a different flavor that is eye-popping, yes I know that sounds strange or off but it is good going back to the old because the old bring that WOW in making such a difference and a big BANG.

Having a modern-day garden is great and does have heads turning but I believe in like manner that having a vintage garden can have that seam effect and in some cases stand out more than modern-day gardens. What is a vintage garden and how can I have a garden like this? I am so happy that you asked and this is what we will be discussing in this article.

Vintage garden ideas

Don’t let the name scare or confuse you, a vintage garden is nothing more than using old or outdated garden features, furniture, and other items such as an old iron donkey bicycle, old chairs, an old table as a part of your garden design and so on. In other words nothing modern or new just some of the good old stuff.

Steps to follow garden basics

Always remember when planning a vintage garden there are basic rules to follow such as

  • Having a soil PH test done
  • Choosing the right soil amendments
  • Choosing the right location to install plants, for example, full sun, partial shade, and full shade plants.
  • Choice and right placement of plants at various heights
  • Grouping plants together that has the same water requirements
  • Knowing your garden plants water requirements
  • Having a talk with your nurseryman to know what pest and disease issues these plants may face
  • Knowing what is the most effective environmentally safe practice to eliminate these issues.
  • Using the right fertilizers whether slow or control release, quick release, or organics
  • How to Compost indoors
  • Including fences
  • Include trellis to grow vines

A bonus of having a garden of this sort is the many wildlife it attracts. Can you imagine butterflies, birds, or bees resting in your garden or flying about so gracefully as they go about their activities doing what they do best as they enjoy this habitat that you constructed?

What a great way to connect with nature by giving nature a helping hand. I love the great outdoors basking in the cool of the evening as the breeze passes with such a sweetness gently blowing, this I believe is nature at its best

Can you imagine having a spacious area that is just sitting there undeveloped when you can create a garden oasis and have all of this going on?

Vintage garden ideas

Let those creative juices flow and go for it don’t overthink this process remember it is all about using vintage or old furniture pieces and placing them strategically in your garden to connect with the great outdoors as stated above and enjoy the beauty of nature.

Choice of plants

There are no set rules when it comes to the choice of plants for this garden style but throwing a few of these plants in will compliment your garden features and overall design. Here is a list of plants that will work wonders.

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A cart wagon with garden flowers
  • Begonias
  • Phlox
  • Geraniums
  • Dianthus
  • Herbs
  • Larkspur
  • Hydrangea
  • Plumbago
  • Mother in laws tongue
  • Camellia
  • Staghorn fern
  • Roses
  • Hyacinth
  • Chrysanthemum

Vintage garden ideas

A vintage garden brings some of the same flavors as a cottage garden but one big difference is using or including more vintage features in your garden. Going back to the old school way is really amazing and can be lots of fun.

I believe that having a garden of this sort can work wonders as you give your garden that touch of class. There are so many gardens to choose from that I am sure will get you excited. Just go to the category section of this website and look for garden designs where you can receive more tips and tricks.

As I continue to write I will bring to you other garden designs that are really unique and can work wonders for you.

The final word

After all that we have discussed don’t you think that a garden as such is worth your time and effort, Your garden and landscape will be the talk of the neighborhood as family, friends, and neighbors get to enjoy a garden of this sort? Vintage gardens, taking away the new and bring back the old.


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Norman loves being in the garden, both at home and for his job....
he is 'Natures Little helper' being outdoors, growing his vegetables and flowers from an early age.
Now having spent over 22 years in the profession he want to give some of his knowledge to others...
his vast array of hints and tips you will find scattered over this site will help you no end growing plants in your garden.