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!

Horseshoe-Handled Herb Box

Horseshoe Handle

How To Make A Horseshoe-Handled Herb Box Who would take a friend’s wood scraps from their laundry room makeover? Me, that’s who! I am always looking for materials for low or no-cost projects.     I figured this wood from a house built in the 1940’s was perfect for making a rustic Horseshoe-Handled Herb Box.

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!

Road Trip ~ Lancaster County Greenhouses

Never Enough Rosemary!

 Spring is now officially here, because my friend and I have made the first trek to our favorite Lancaster County greenhouses in Kirkwood, Pennsylvania. We started out at Lone Pine Nursery, which is Amish-owned and operated, on a family farm. Not only do you find wonderful plants at bargain prices, the ladies of the family

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!

Curb Appeal ~ Hiding An Eyesore In the Garden

A Country Garden vignette covers the utility boxes!

Although I wouldn’t like to live without the conveniences of gas, electric and cable television, I couldn’t stand the ugly meters and wires on the side of our home. It is a “No Dig Zone” there so the idea of planting a bush was out. Building a lattice structure came to mind, but I wanted

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 Enchanted Guardians Come To My Garden

Chester standing guard with his lunch close at hand!

   (Have you heard? Dept. 56 has a new line, Garden District, including a collection of wonderful fairies and fairy garden accessories called Enchanted Guardians! See how I displayed them in my own garden and enter the Dept.56 sweepstakes to win your very own!) * This post has been sponsored by Dept. 56 who provided me with the

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 ~ Garden Hose Wreaths

Hose Wreath with Watering Can

 DIY ~ Garden Hose Wreaths      I have been wanting to make hose wreaths for some time now. Unfortunately, all our garden hoses are in good shape, so I actually broke down and bought a 25 foot garden hose! It was held together with four large, black twist ties which I reused in the

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 ~ Spring Wreaths

Naural wreath made of dried plant materials.

    I am all about using natural materials, making pretty things and spending little or no money doing it! Here’s a little project that would be a sweet gift or home accent for yourself. These wreaths made of dried plant materials can be colored to suit your decor or left as nature intended. Best

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!

Valentine’s Day Windowboxes

Valentine's Day Windowbox

It is a balmy 32 degrees Fahrenheit today, perfect for switching the winter windowboxes over for Valentine’s Day! As I was thinking up a design for these Valentine’s Day Windowboxes, my first order of business was to salvage the winter greens and keep it simple. Can you tell I’m not so crazy about the cold?

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!

Birdfeeders ~ Use What You Have!

Teacup Birdfeeders

 Recently, our weather has been Arctic and I decided to add more feeding stations for the birds who visit our winter garden. Trying to use what is already on hand is a favorite goal of mine. It just so happened that I had picked up a box of blue and white dishes for a song

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!

Our Fairfield Home and Garden’s Top 2014 Posts

Our Fairfield Home & Garden's Top Ten Posts of 2014

  Our Fairfield Home and Garden has had a great year! Garden and home projects that look great, are economical and able to be done by the average person are our focus. Here are the readers’ favorites for 2014. Just wait. I have lots more up my sleeve for 2015!  Number 1 of all Our

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!

Unexpected Garden Accents

Unexpected Garden Accents ~ the making of a unique garden

 Unexpected Garden Accents Unexpected garden accents are those unique additions to a garden that you’ve never seen before. They can be beautiful, practical, whimsical and make you want to run home and recreate the idea, or say, “What were they thinking?” And, each of these special touches reveals the gardener and stamps the garden with

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