Upcycle ideas for the garden, including photos. While the thrill of the hunt can sometimes be enticing, remember that new should balance old. Having too many old items (or new items) can take away from your garden's overall appeal . . . If you enjoy this Magazine, you will love my blog: http://upcycledgardenstyle.blogspot.com
Grab a paint brush and turn a drab, worn out vacuum canister into a bright and sunny pot to hold tomato plants (or grandchildren). First spray it yellow with spray paint, then paint a happy little garden and seal it all with clear coat.
When your kids have outgrown their play wagons, turn those toys into marvelous mobile containers. Regular-sized wagons can hold a wide variety of plants, so you can grow a whole garden in a single wagon.
Wagons are also great for growing lettuces and other greens.
Whether it's a project to keep the children entertained during summer break, or a gardening project to get you through the winter months, you will love these little plant markers created from polymer clay.
Amanda Wright of 'Wit & Whistle' has provided complete instructions for making your own set of garden markers, here: http://goo.gl/NZNmM
This is a brilliant idea. To make your own biodegradable mini-planter (that's right, no transplanting!), you will need scissors and a toilet paper or paper towel roll.
If you're starting plants from seeds this year, don't waste your hard-earned cash on tiny planters from the garden center. Save a few bucks - and get a little more use out of your throw-aways - by making your own seed-starters from recycled materials!
And I think these are incredibly creative and unique. I am reading that these stepping stones have been around since 2004, but I have yet to see them at any of the many garden centers I routinely visit; I wonder why?
If you would like to research these little gems on your own, you can start here: http://goo.gl/rOv7C
"Everyone hates those awful plastic strip garden chairs. They break easily, they are uncomfortable to sit on, and if you have it for more than a couple of years you can be sure it will have more holes than steady places to sit. If you want to make something a little more stable and so comfortable, then take off that plastic and re-hatch the frame with some old, leather belts. Not only is it easy to do, but it looks pretty cool, too. If you don’t have belts, pick some up at your local charity shop for a buck a piece and help to reduce waste by taking it off their hands." -Planet Save
Colorful purses, small tote bags and other handled handbags make fun and fashionable plant holders. Lining them with plastic will keep the potting soil from staining the fabrics. Hang the handles from hooks on a wall, slip them over fence posts or dangle them from tree branches.
Orange globes carved with spooky faces will light up front porches in October, but for a striking centerpiece to add to your decor as pumpkins begin to ripen, create pumpkin pots.
Pumpkin vases will last 10 to 14 days in a cool area before they begin to soften and need to be discarded. Move any plants into the garden or into a permanent container. For small and medium pumpkins, use sixpacks or 2-inch pots. For bigger pumpkins, use 4-inch or larger pots.
Read helpful tips and instructions for creating these attractive centerpieces from the original source, here: http://goo.gl/mQWnY