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!

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!

Happy Mother’s Day ~ Garden Tour

      Happy Mother’s Day to all my wonderful readers , I hope it is a lovely day for each and every one of you! This little garden tour is my tribute to mothers everywhere, who often put their own wants and needs aside for those they love. Thank you for rocking the babies

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 ~ Repurposed Rakes

  At a recent rummage sale I picked up two vintage bamboo rakes. Of course, Len asked me what I was going to do with them. My standard answer is ,”A project”. So here the project is! A  floppy rose needing  a trellis and some drain pipes I wanted covered gave me the opportunity to

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!

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 ~ Raised Beds for Free!

Who says you can’t get something for nothing? I just finished two raised beds made from my neighbor’s old shutters and odds and ends of  left over wood,  then painted them with surplus deck paint! ZERO COST!! For quite a while, I have admired all sorts of wonderful homemade and commercial raised beds seen on

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!

Spring is Busting Out all Over!

This spring weather has me hopping around in all directions, not knowing what to do first! After finishing the window boxes and cleaning up some flower beds, it was time for some spring decorating outside. First, I tucked Tete a Tete Narcissus bulbs into the twig wreath on the back gate. Then, off to 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!

DIY Project ~ Welcome Spring! Time to change the window boxes!

  After a surprise snow early in the week, it is suddenly spring. The trees are showing halos of green and red as buds prepare to unfurl and birdsong wakes me in the morning. Time to change out the front window boxes with the earliest spring blooms: bulbs. Gathered on the porch for protection for

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!

A Trip Down Memory Lane ~ My Former Garden

  Today I’m taking you with me on a trip down memory lane to my former garden. Our brick split-level sat on a seventy-five by one hundred foot lot in a development established in the 1950s and looked pretty much like all the other homes around us. Over the course of thirteen years, using landscaping

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 ~ Turn a Rake Head into a Bird Buffet!

  Besides the three regular bird feeders I keep filled year-round, I decided to prepare a bird buffet feeding station. So, out to the garden shed I went to root around until I came up with an idea. And, there it was, a rake head with lots of prongs to hold bird goodies galore. Into

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!

Winter Wonderland ~ It Finally Snowed!

    This morning we awoke to fat, fluffy snowflakes cascading down, and I was thrilled to see them! I just love the way that soft white blanket transforms our landscape. Although this first snow didn’t amount to much, just a couple of inches, I threw on my boots and winter woolies and did a

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