Frugal Garden Decor

We decided to use what we had in abundance to mark our garden rows last year. So we painted the veggie names on large rocks we have all around our house and yard. We simply found some flat-ish rocks and wrote the names on with a paint marker. I added the smiley face because cucumbers are my favorite.


I sprayed them with a clear coat so that the labels do not wash away. I was able to use them again this year. We simply place them on the end of the rows and voila, your rows are clearly marked.

By APRIL from North Augusta, SC

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I decorated a bird bath with small pumpkins, gourds, dried leaves, twigs, and a pot of winter flowers. Other holiday decor can be used. A festive ribbon and bow could be tied at the base of the birdbath to add more color.

Seasonal Bird Bath Decoration

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July 6, 2011

I have been wanting a birdbath for quite a while and was not willing to pay the $50 that the stores wanted; so, I bought a cheap $10 plastic birdbath and spray painted it with Krylon Plastic paint.

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If you have a summer home, as well as a winter home, the garden can really get away from you! We go to the dollar store and purchase lots of colorful plastic flowers. We "plant" these instead of real ones, in both gardens, and have a beautiful garden, with minimal work, all season!

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June 3, 2008

Use items that are otherwise collecting dust and garage sale finds to decorate your outdoor space. We found this sewing machine in a trash pile and purchased the table for $1 at a garage sale.

Decorating Your Outdoor Space

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It is easy to make the ordinary look special. I have Sedums growing in vast amounts, too much! I broke several off and simply just stuck in the dirt around a tree.

Grow Succulents around Tree

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On our spring vacation, hubby and I went to a beach with LOTS of beautifully rounded stones, and I gathered some up to put around the statues and other garden ornaments in my apartment garden.

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May 16, 2008

Really the only decor I use are the beautiful butterflies and bees that come around to visit.

Use Bees As Garden Decor

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It's a gorgeous day here in Salem, OR, so my decorating bug got to me. I set up some veggie carriers and some milk carton cubes outside, and got my durable snails out.

Decorative snails on plastic crates along with fall colored silk flowers.

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Remember that natural objects can be a part of your decoration. You can have clusters of rocks you have gathered in a container - Or, in the summer, sea shells...

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After a long drab winter, are you longing for color in your garden? No need to wait for the blooms of spring and summer to liven the scene. Hang a few mylar holographic windsocks for an awesome visual show.

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Just got a small bird figurine for a dollar - I put such items in the flower bed in the front of the apartment to decorate them and fill them in.

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May 18, 2009

A favorite photo that says "Come into the garden." Simple yet very inviting.

Garden Gate Decor

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We were on our way home from Toronto, stopped in a small town east of Toronto and spotted this creation. We all thought it was awesome. Just had to share it.

Hedge People

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April 2, 2009

At a recent auction, we spotted this red watering can. At once, we realized it would be useful and also very nice to look at in the flower garden. We were fortunate as it sold very reasonably. It has already brought much enjoyment and motivation to work in the flower beds.

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January 8, 2018

Using your creativity and some fairly inexpensive or even recycled materials you can make some unique garden art reflectors. This is a page about how to make recycled garden reflectors.

Reflector globe.

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February 16, 2012

This is a page about homemade plant markers. The cost of buying plant markers may be prohibitive, but you can make some unique ones using purchased or household items.

Popsicle Stick Plant Marker

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