We all divide in two groups: one accepts only shiny stuff in the garden and at home – if you are one of them, today’s post is definitely not for you, so may skip it this time and go on to the next page. The second group loves old stuff at home and in the garden, covered with patina and rust - if you are part of this group, welcome here today.
More and more at different garden shows that I am attending, I can see
this trend getting popular. Rusted steel finish as different parts of
Rust is nice finish for garden art, garden sculptures and more.
will rust anyway all by itself with the time if it’s exposed to little
moisture, but there are methods to do really fast. Just google “how to
rusted steel” and you will get the instructions. I am talking about
really fast rusting methods – like in amazing just one hour.
From what I know, there are available commercial patina solutions for
rusted steel, but you can do it cheaper buying needed ingredients in the
store. I found very useful instruction here.
On the photos you can see that color of planting is complementing the
rusted color. It looks pleasing, on the other hand little boring and
static. But that’s easy to fix – you exchange some heucheras with
neighbors or friends and it’s done, right?
Do you like rusted steel in the garden?