Category: Recycled and repurposed items as garden art

Upcycled, recycled and repurposed items along with DIY garden projects give our garden a character of its own. If you are gardening on a budget, you have found your muse!

Field Trip : See Over 36 Fairy Garden Homes at Gateway Garden Center’s Fairy Fest

Just for fun (which I have been having a lot of lately!), my good friend, Renee’ and I traveled over to Hockessin, DE  this weekend to Gateway Garden Center for their annual Fairy Garden Festival. What a great idea this was! Folks from all over the area built different fairy dwellings and placed them throughout

Upcycled, recycled and repurposed items along with DIY garden projects give our garden a character of its own. If you are gardening on a budget, you have found your muse!

DIY Project : Flower Baskets for a quick pop of color in the garden!

This is a tough transition time in the garden; not cool enough yet for the colorful mums, pumpkins, ornamental cabbage and gourds, yet you want to keep some garden interest going in the meantime. This weekend, I went to a garage sale and bought two baskets for $1.50 and decided to make flower baskets for my

Upcycled, recycled and repurposed items along with DIY garden projects give our garden a character of its own. If you are gardening on a budget, you have found your muse!

DIY Project : Making Fairies from Natural Materials

This morning as I was taking a stroll around the neighborhood and our yard, I gathered little bits of leaves, acorns, monkey balls, sticks and grasses. Since buying fairies for my plants and garden is pretty pricey, I decided I would try my hand at making my own! Plus, the Arden Fair is next Saturday

Upcycled, recycled and repurposed items along with DIY garden projects give our garden a character of its own. If you are gardening on a budget, you have found your muse!

DIY Project : Stacked Stone Bird Baths

During this exceptionally hot, dry summer it has been more important than ever to make sure the birds have water sources. This stacked stone bird bath project is the latest in my “use what you have” repurposing ventures. After building the fire pit this summer, I had about a wheelbarrow full of stone left over

Upcycled, recycled and repurposed items along with DIY garden projects give our garden a character of its own. If you are gardening on a budget, you have found your muse!

DIY Project : Plant pokes from vintage salt & pepper shakers

You know those vintage salt and pepper shakers that your great auntie gave you? That’s right, the ones you can’t part with but cringe every time you see them in the china cupboard? Dust them off and repurpose those shakers as whimsical plant “pokes” that you can enjoy! All you need for this project is

Upcycled, recycled and repurposed items along with DIY garden projects give our garden a character of its own. If you are gardening on a budget, you have found your muse!

DIY Project : Make Your Own Birdbath !

Recently, I wrote a post on using odds and ends  around the house and shed to assemble a five-minute bird bath. It was quite a hit with the shabby-chic crowd, but some folks want a newer, neater look. So here it is! This project took a total of three hours to complete, but about half

Upcycled, recycled and repurposed items along with DIY garden projects give our garden a character of its own. If you are gardening on a budget, you have found your muse!

Everything, including the kitchen sink!

About three weeks ago, some friends asked if I would stop by and give them some planting ideas. While looking over their newly cleared hill, they mentioned the 1916 kitchen sink taken out of their Victorian house and how it was taking up too much room in the  garden shed. Well, thirty dollars later (and

Upcycled, recycled and repurposed items along with DIY garden projects give our garden a character of its own. If you are gardening on a budget, you have found your muse!

Create your own succulent garden birdbath

There was an old, leaky concrete birdbath left on the property by our home’s former owners and, today, I decided to make it into something beautiful! Lately, I have seen many ideas in gardening magazines and on Pinterest showing an an old birdbath converted into a succulent garden. I already had the birdbath, so I

Upcycled, recycled and repurposed items along with DIY garden projects give our garden a character of its own. If you are gardening on a budget, you have found your muse!

The Good Neighbor Garden

Sometimes  an area that looks like a disaster is really a gem waiting to be polished! This is what I call “The Good Neighbor Garden,”  a side garden adjoining our neighbors on one side of our half acre lot. When we first moved into our home four years ago, this area was the least of my worries. I

Upcycled, recycled and repurposed items along with DIY garden projects give our garden a character of its own. If you are gardening on a budget, you have found your muse!

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