Mint Love Buckets

Love mint? Planting it in galvanized buckets mounted on poles of different heights brings it up to nose level and controls its rampant growth. Stenciling the variety name on the bucket adds a decorative touch. Here are three of seven buckets built this summer by Ambassadors at the The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University.

Branch Art Hayrack for Fall

As a 2014 winner, I decided to attach one of my hayracks on a handcrafted branch art wall hanging that I created from various branches collected on our wooded property. I added the arches of Heirloom Willow branches to soften the sharp angles of the branches and give the piece more overall height. But what really makes it pop are some of my favorite, long-lasting fall plantings of cabbages, kale, African Daisy, pansies, bittersweet branches, and a few small gourd ‘popsicles.’