And certainly not costly, things being what they are right now, so mostly I've just used what I have.
In the top photo? The little gate and the wrought-iron thing were curb finds. I began transplanting forget-me-nots behind the little fence today. The flag pole forget-me-nots were some growing in our lawn, also (they've grown since you last saw them).
You've heard of making lemonade from lemons? Well, I've been making planter beds out of our millions of fallen twigs. Here's a closer peek:
Now, this looks better in-person, but here are at least 100 forget-me-nots I've transplanted from our lawn in a river form, plus some daylilies I borrowed from a corner near our garage. Previously, the peony was the only thing in the flower bed. I'd like to plant lettuce in the empty spots.
Oh! And see the swirly plant stand? Our neighbors gave that to me last week. I'm thinking maybe I'll just fill the shelves with books which I'll read outside while I sit all dreamy-eyed staring at the river.
There's much more to do, but so far I've enjoyed just taking the cheap route--using what I already have.
For the kind of wild-looking yard I prefer most, take a peek at Kristi's yard here. It makes me smile, and ok, ok.... a bit covetous, too! :) Oh, not because of the larger size, but rather, all those pretty, established plants.