I enjoy this torch in my Georgia Gardens. We fill the torch with citronella oil and it not only gives us light but keeps the bugs at bay as well. We purchased two of these torches while living in Germany. We found some neat things in the AAFES (Army and Air Force Exchange) Garden Center while in Europe. I have never seen these little Smokey Joe Grill torches since. I have found some similar on the Internet. We have had these things out in the weather for over 12 years and one of them finally separated at the seams. We took the top off and left the pole in place. I was thinking that something would come to mind like a birdhouse.
Sure enough, in time something came to mind.
I found this candle holder at a discount store for a mere $5.00. I took the top off and turned it upside down and over the pole. Now, I have a fake light pole! This is a little project I took on last year so you can see the weathering from being outside for a over a year. She shall need a coat of paint at some point as she ages.
I also found this Mandevilla for a bargain price of $3.00.
I love mandevillas but they are an annual in my garden and too pricey for me to purchase.
So I normally do not have them in my Gardens.But I am enjoying this bargain in the middle of a sea of Vinca. This is how I RECYCLE AN OLD POLE, In the Garden...
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