Those rusty plant protectors may be useful, but they are just plain ugly.
A little cleanup and rust-resistant paint can go a long ways. These were abandoned by the prior owners of our Grangeville house. Even the people who bought them didn’t like their looks enough to take them along. Now they are keepers and have made two moves with us.
It doesn’t need to take a great deal of time, effort or money to put a little beauty in your everyday life. It is really more a matter of vision and creativity.