Not egg cartons, but egg shells. Spring planting will be here before we know it (the days are already getting longer again, hooray) and I came across the most interesting idea for planting seedlings. I have planted seedlings in egg cartons, then "planted" the carton with seedling, but it never occurred to me to actually plant in empty eggshells. To give credit where due, I stole this idea and picture from this blog:
If you feel fenced in (literally) by your bland backyard, these design principles from our resident expert Felder Rushing will guide you in making landscaping decisions that will
transform your grass patch into a garden haven. Choose a 'little bit of everything' to give your garden layers or color and texture. Use an eye-catching hard structure like a pergola or group of chairs as a central focal point. A pathway guides visitors and helps break up the area visually. Fill in the remaining gaps with flowers, shrubs, herbs or other plants of your choosing and Voila! Your garden is born.