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The Vintage Junk Bicycle was a gift from a friend, hence the name; the Russel About. 

Vintage Junk Bicycle

The paper delivery basket froths over with Sedum cyaneum 'Rose Carpet', Sedum kamschaticum (Stonecrop), and several no identification Sempervivum (hens and chicks).

Old pieces of rustic junk are a great way to add some interest to your garden, particularly if you are gardening in an area that is drought stricken for at least part of the year. 

You can keep a few containers watered, and use funky and salvaged art to display instead.

The back view of the bicycle - it looks like a jungle out there...

The back seat view; it's not so bad from this angle...

There is no end of ideas all over the place; just go to any flea market or yard sale, and let your imagination run riot.

The bike has to be wired to the rebar archway, and needs the blue metal thing propping it up

Standing ready at the edge of the nursery and display area for many succulent crafts

Sedum stonecrop and Sempervivum hens and chicks are lush and happy...

Lush plantings surround the bike - this garden gets virtually no water, ever, except what nature provides.

They don't make bicycle seats like this any more...

The old metal rusts beautifully - there is something about the quality of rust on old metal things; it has a really different look to it somehow.

Hidden by ornamental grasses and drought tolerant plantings

Wired to a rebar archway and supported by the blue tripod with hypertufa pots nestled below.

Sedum cyaneum 'Rose Carpet' is one of the prettiest of all stonecrops...

The old bike just continues to get better - this picture is of the blooms of Sedum cyaneum 'Rose Carpet' in August.

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