Make your Garden Beautiful, Rain or Shine
Here in Britain our summers are hit or miss. They may be stunning with warmth and sunshine or we are able to have weeks of constant rain. On the plus side, it’s green here all the time, on the down side, there’s less to enjoy about the garden when it’s soggy.
The ideas here are for putting that sparkle back in your rainy garden. They include everything from clever rain chains to water spout tips to how to get rain water. Even though your summers are warm, bookmark a few of these ideas for when the drizzle returns.
Rain water funnels down this clever wall piece shared by Elle Decoration
This DIY Sea Glass Stepping Stone looks pretty in rain or shine
This Wine Bottle Rain Chain was on Etsy but you may DIY it using these instructions on the best way to cut wine bottles. Use the tops of the bottles for the rain chain and the bottoms to create candles.
If you don’t know just what a rain chain is, it’s simply a creative replacement for a water spout. Rain water from the roof funnels down it rather than a metal pipe. Rain chains direct the water while being truly a beautiful and sometimes musical feature.
A DIY Dry creek bed becomes a stream in the rain
Detailed instructions on the best way to build a Dry Steam Bed
Ladys Mantle looks its best after a rain
Recreate rain drops in the garden by utilizing crystals
Stack rocks to create a down-spout waterfall
Terracotta Rain Chain
Keep the feet from the mud with these Leaf Stepping Stones
Mount watering cans on the wall for an unique water spout feature (source unknown)
If your garden is dull, brighten it up with cute Rain & Garden Boots
Slate Dry Stream Bed
I couldn’t find a genuine source with this AMAZING water spout idea. I imagine you can DIY it utilizing a wooden cut-out of a cloud painted black.
Collect rain water in this DIY Rain Barrel