Repurposing in the Garden


Big gardening ideas and a small budget helped me get creative in using repurposed items to garden and accent my plantings. Using what I already had or picked up cheaply at yard sales has saved me money and made my garden space unique too!

rock and junk drawer items turned into a garden accent
fence piece upcycled as trellis, step ladder supports a birdhouse and planter
nasturtiums and tomato plant in a planted galvanized trashcan with paint stick marker
old barrel topped with a pottery dish becomes a birdbath
old metal step ladder with a clay saucer and a cast iron bird equals a 5 minute birdbath
3 tiered hanging veggie holder shows off houseplants on summer vacation
My version of raised beds ~ galvanized trash can garden (holes drilled in the bottoms)
cat cd holder repurposed as a garden accent with bleeding hearts
old pot and pedestal become a bird water source

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Barb Rosen

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  • Barb Rosen
    on Mar 10, 2013

    @Terri J It's a date! Let's get together when I'm out of school - how far away are you from (North) Wilmington, Delaware?

  • Carly Swirtz
    on Jun 29, 2015

    Very nice Barb! i love to reuse things in my garden too! It makes for such a fun eclectic environment.

    • Barb Rosen
      on Jun 29, 2015

      @Carly Swirtz ~ those added touches are what make our gardens unique and show our personalities! : )

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