Miniature Fairy Gnome Gardens

Miniature Coke Crate Fairy Gnome Garden
Having jumped on the latest bandwagon in gardening, here are four miniature gardens I created recently, two of which are planted in junkin' finds. Broken Flower Pot Mini Garden We've probably all seen this a zillion times on Pinterest, and the other day I realized I had a perfectly-broken flower pot Read more [...]

Inexpensive Privacy Trellis for the Deck

Cattle panel trellis on deck with morning glories and moon flowers
When we were designing our new deck, which I revealed in my last post, we designed it without a railing, because we wanted it to feel very open to the outdoors and not closed-in.  But the far end sits pretty high above the ground thanks to the slope in our backyard.  A 5-foot fall could be Read more [...]

New Deck Reveal!

Our long-time dream of building a new deck has finally come true!  It's not 100% finished, but it's finished enough that I can show y'all.  Today we'll look at the deck, re-done wicker and cushions, restored vintage motel chairs, and lighted planters, so I hope you enjoy it and get some Read more [...]

Fall at the Farmers Market

orange and white pumpkin
Welcome to the 54th week of the History and Home Link Party, it's good to have you here.  The weather here in South Carolina has been absolutely gorgeous with cool temps and low humidity.  I hope it's lovely where you are too, no matter what season you're in there in your part of the world. Read more [...]

Landscaping Around the Screened Porch

screened porch landscaping
Hooray!  We've finally managed to add a little landscaping around the new screened porch we built a few months ago.  It's amazing what a few plants and some bales of pine straw can do.  Do you use pine straw as mulch where you live?  Have you ever heard of it?  I suspect it's Read more [...]

Daylily Garden Tour: Part 4

bronze statue of girl in private daylily garden
Welcome to the fourth and final part of our daylily garden tour.  This garden has been cultivated by one family for about forty years, and they recently were kind enough to open it to the public for one day.  Such gracious hosts, they even served lemonade and homemade cookies!  The endless flower Read more [...]

Daylily Garden Tour: Part 3

daylily garden
It's a busy week around our place, with working during the day and helping at vacation bible school in the evening, so I'm keeping things short and sweet this week here at We Call It Junkin with photos of a private daylily garden I recently had the pleasure of seeing.  Parts 1 and 2 appeared earlier Read more [...]

Daylily Garden Tour: Part 2

orange daylily
Welcome back to this incredible, private daylily garden.  Forty years in the making, this garden is only open to the public once a year, and I'm so glad the sweet lady who cultivates it allowed me to take photos so I could share it with you!  If you missed Part 1, I'll put a link to it at the end. Read more [...]

Daylily Garden Tour: Part 1

angel garden statue
Hello, sweet friends, and welcome to a virtual tour of a beautiful South Carolina daylily garden!  This is going to be a very busy week for me, with working my day job each day, and volunteering at Vacation Bible School each evening, so all week I'm just going to be sharing lots of photos of a daylily Read more [...]

Come Along to the Campground

Many years ago our family started the wonderful activity of camping.  We began with a tent, a cook stove, and sleeping bags and had lots of fun together.  But the hot South Carolina summers, and the fact that we're quite spoiled and accustomed to air conditioning, had me craving a camper!  We upgraded Read more [...]