So, I think I have added all the whimsy that I am going to, at least for now.
This tree is actually not alive anymore. It was a fine old black spruce that passed away of old age a few years ago. We took the upper part of the tree down, but left enough to use as a clothesline. We haven't actually added the clothesline yet, but it makes a great place to display a little group of fake birdhouses. Some of of the birdhouses were found at the dollar store and others at second-hand shops and repainted. One used to be a little clock (the one at the top), others key holders, and some were just decorative.
This is a wicker trunk that I found at a garage sale in May. I found the idea for making it into a planter on Pinterest. The plants inside the trunk are propped up on items to make them all about even at the top. I have some shade annuals like vinca vine and coleus in there, plus some hostas.
I really like the way it turned out and it's under the trees in the front yard, facing the house, so I can see it when I look out the window.
I added two baskets to the bike. I was all thumbs trying to attach them to the bike, but my husband did a very good job of it. He just used wire and secured them to the places that you would actually attach real baskets.
The baskets have German ivy and begonias.
I got this little toddler-sized chair, and other other like it, at another garage sale. I thought it might make a nice little item to put planters on and move to where I need the colour in the perennial bed. I like that the chairs are worn and the paint is peeling off, but I don't like the colour very much and I don't have a lot of red in my garden.
If I painted these chairs, what colour do you think I should paint them?