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9 Amazing Garden Edge Ideas From Wildly Creative People

Remember that edging post that everyone went crazy for? That was one gorgeous way to flatter your flower beds, and it got us wondering what other people do.
Well, we looked around, and you won't believe the edging ideas we found! These are so outrageous, we had to ask - has anyone ever done them?!
We’re dying to see if these amazing flower bed borders have ever been braved by a real life person, or, better yet, by a Hometalker! Take a look at what we found, and If you see something you’ve tried before, tell us all about it in the comments.
Are you ready? Hold on to your sun hat, cause these are wild!

1. Succulents and pipes

Combining rustic charm and (our all time favorite) succulents is about as swoon-worthy as a garden border can get.

2. Old wheels

If you’ve got a collection of old wheels and machinery from farm vehicles, why not turn them into flower bed edging, for the perfect mix of shabby shabby and showy.

3. Blue bottle wall

After a bit of collecting, you too can do something this cool. Imagine that stained glass effect when the sun hits just the right spot!

4. Low gabion

So much more attractive than a solid wall or even a pile of stones, this wire-wrapped display is attention orderly and attention grabbing (especially when you throw in that purple fence!)

5. Pebble moat

Breaking up a garden or lawn with white, smooth stones, creates interesting contrast as well as order.

6. Terra cotta pots

There are tons of fun things you can do with terra cotta pots, but putting them to work in your edge design is way up there.

7. Assorted bottles

Pushing bottles fully into the ground means you’re not inhibiting the garden view, and you're building a wall against deeper-digging plants that could otherwise escape to the lawn.

8. Tree trunks

With a glass bottle pathway, you may not expect any more ingenuity, but, of course, these creative gardeners also added heavy logs to keep their flower lines straight.

9. Dinner plates

Put a set of thrift store plates to good use (as long as they’re not true antiques), by breaking up you flower bed with pretty plate edging.
So, what’s the verdict? Have you tried any of these outrageous garden edging ideas? If so (or if you’re planning to), tell us all about it below!

Ask the creator about this project

  • Lane Maeve Alison
    Lane Maeve Alison Ingleside, TX
    on Jul 23, 2015

    I have some dinner plate edging--only problem is the guy who mows/trims my grass (weeds) always gets too close and breaks them.

    • Miriam I
      Miriam I Jersey City, NJ
      on Jul 23, 2015

      @Lane Maeve Alison I'd love to see pictures!

  • Dana Corby
    Dana Corby Anderson Island, WA
    on Jul 24, 2015

    All of these except the white rock edging will allow grass to migrate through the cracks. Though some of them are gorgeous -- i particularly liked the pipe-and-succulent version.

    • LaNette
      LaNette Newalla, OK
      on Jul 24, 2015

      Grass will migrate some way no matter what you do.

  • Pam Lee
    Pam Lee Belmont, MI
    on Jul 24, 2015

    I use CD's for edging. Shines so nice!

    • Miriam I
      Miriam I Jersey City, NJ
      on Jul 26, 2015

      @Pam Lee can you share some pics? I'd love to see that!

  • Judy Ford
    Judy Ford Mount Vernon, OH
    on Jul 24, 2015

    I love #4

  • Mary E Reynolds
    Mary E Reynolds Brewster, MA
    on Jul 24, 2015

    Loved the pipes and succulents

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