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My aunt gave me a copper wire cat for Christmas. You're supposed to store eggs in it, or a house plant. I've set it out in the garden, it looks like it's looking out from under the azalea bushes!
This isn't really an object on display, but the previous owners left a bunch of rubber mats around the property. I've been using them to kill off grass where I'm planning a garden for next year. The previous owners left a lot of trash, I've found a bunch of broken buckets which I'm using to make an eclectic collection of raised beds!
We also have an old chimney in a wooded area that I am planning on covering with air plants if possible. I just have to find some for zone 7!
By Rosa Brown
My husband and I used to own a four-plex and someone in a building behind ours had thrown out an iron chair that the seat had come off of. I spray painted it a pretty sage green and was going to put a large flower pot inside the seat hole when I remembered I had an antique wash basin and it fit perfectly. Every time I have a yard sale someone tries to buy it from me!
A while back I lucked out when a neighbor's rummage sale flopped and I got a bunch of stuff they sat out for the trash truck. In that "mess" I found some really interesting garden trolls - Ozark style made from tree limbs with forest stuff for hair and facial features. They had "ages" marked on the tags 116, 642 and so on - really fun! I hid some in the branches of some bushes in the yard so that they peek out.
A list of inexpensive and easy garden decorations. Make a rustic trellis by nailing or screwing branches together in desired shape.
Collect some interesting rocks and driftwood to place in your flowerbeds. This way, small plants can be grouped by them, bulbs can peek from behind them and crawling controllable plants can trail over them. An empty tree stump is an exotic planter!
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My neighbor was throwing out one of those plastic blue/pink child's shopping carts as one of the wheels was cracked. I asked if I could have it - she gave it to me. I asked people at work to save me their plastic Folger's ground coffee containers. I had gotten some seeds from a neighbors plant for marigolds. I glued the cracked wheel on the shopping cart. Then I drilled holes in the bottom of the Folger's container and filled it with dirt and planted the marigold seeds. I put the Folger's container in the shopping cart and put the cart on our front porch. Now I have a beautiful plant growing in a colorful shopping cart and it has been quite a conversation piece and is really cute!By Robin
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By Renee Taylor
By radiating heater do you mean an old electric or one of the wood burning kind?
Whichever it is it will provide some warmth to your atmosphere. Sorry couldn't resist.
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Photo Description To the little boy, where the world is still a place of wonders, the tiny froglet is very much alive. He sits on his throne, flanked by million year old stone monoliths and summons his court before him. He issues a new decree. This day and for a thousand years, there will be peace in Frogland; and unbridled imagination in the minds and hearts of all little lads, thereabout. Yes, that very imagination which can bring life to long forgotten inanimate objects. Only nature can grow your garden. Only you can make it a place to dream.
A worthless trinket, thrown out with the dead remains of an uncared for dish garden? To the adult who has lost their ability to imagine, probably yes.
To the little boy, where the world is still a place of wonders, the tiny froglet is very much alive. He sits on his throne, flanked by million year old stone monoliths and summons his court before him.
He issues a new decree. This day and for a thousand years, there will be peace in Frogland; and unbridled imagination in the minds and hearts of all little lads, thereabout. Yes, that very imagination which can bring life to long forgotten inanimate objects.
Only nature can grow your garden. Only you can make it a place to dream.
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Our 2014 garden is completely organic with a great crop (snap peas, Brussels sprouts, green beans, tomatoes, broccoli, green peppers, pumpkins, and more!) which will come in handy due to an "early unexpected" retirement for both of us!
Note the recycled wooden clock case made into a birdhouse to attract our pest eating friends and the discarded room gate for our snap peas to climb on!
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A little preview of Spring for all our winter weather friends. Hubby put a bolt (for an earring) in the elf's ear. I'm still looking for a big gaudy one at yard sales.
My wife, Sue, loves her garden. This warms the cockles of her heart.
Here's a photo of the angel statue in our front yard after a recent snow. I was so pleased with the photo I added the perfect title of "Snow Angel".
This is a page about from trash to garden treasure. Many items that might be discarded can be recycled into unique garden decorations or planters.