yogurt container make perfect tomato planters, container gardening, gardening, All grown and ready to go into the ground

Yogurt Container Make Perfect Tomato Planters

For tomatoes (and peppers too) I like the (free) yogurt containers. It seems like they have the optimal size for those plants (750gram = 26.5 ounce). First I make some holes in the bottom for drainage, then fill them about half full with potting soil (to safe myself some work ;))

5 easy diy seed starter cup ideas, container gardening, gardening, repurposing upcycling

5 Easy DIY Seed Starter Cup Ideas

Don't toss out your toilet paper tubes, K-cups or eggshells. They are all easily turned into inexpensive seed starter cups.

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How to Make a DIY Flower Tower for Your Backyard or Porch

On the blog today, I share how to make your own beautiful flower tower for your patio or porch. The project is quick and easy with wonderful results! Now is a great time to start a flower tower for your summer porch or patio.

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DIY Strawberry Tower With Built-in Reservoir

Dear Hometalkers! I simply can’t wait for all the berries to turn red to share this with you – a super easy DIY strawberry tower with a built-in reservoir! Bonus: everyone can make this with recycled materials!

crib rails turned diy vertical planter, container gardening, crafts, gardening, outdoor furniture, repurposing upcycling

Crib Rails Turned DIY Vertical Planter

Projects don’t come any easier than this! If you have an old set of crib rails and if you like vertical planters for your garden, I know exactly what you will be doing this afternoon. A little bit of spray paint and some S hooks go a long way in creating a gorgeous focal piece for your garden! And repurposing things around the house always feels good, doesn’t it?!

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DIY Aztec Print Succulent Pots

I love the look of these perfectly imperfect painted terra cotta pots. These days, I'm loving all things desert-inspired with a decidedly Southwestern feel, so creating these DIY black and white patterned pots was the perfect way to beautify my house with an easy art project!

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DIY Small Hanging Planter From Pallet Wood

As the saying goes, One (wo)man's trash is another's treasure.
And so it happens, I find hard to resist the temptation of "saving" discarded items for later. That's how I ended with a bunch of pallet wood stuffed in the garage! Gladly, I found some use for it.
Enter my new project: DIY Hanging Pallet planters

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Plant a Succulent Garden in a Strawberry Pot

A fifty-cent yard sale find transformed into a succulent garden. See the directions and more pictures on my blog at http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com

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5 Gorgeous Ways to Use Succulents

Succulents are all the rage right now and for good reason. They are easy to care for, difficult to kill, and thrive in dry rocky conditions. Follow the link to find 5 ways to use them in your home with TONS of the best inspiration photos from around the internet!

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DIY Gutter Garden

"Mommy, when can we start a garden?"
"Is it time yet?"

zest up those terra cotta pots

Zest up Those Terra-cotta Pots!

It was my momma’s birthday recently and she is a fellow plant lover (let’s face it she rubbed off on me- tee hee). So it only seemed fitting to get her a gorgeous house plant, but when it came to the pot I wanted to make it a little more heartfelt and unique. Time to zest up some garden pots!! You can find decent sized terracotta pots at the dollar store, score!! Now we can make quite a few fun designs without breaking the bank….makes for a great christmas gift-hint hint!Original Blog Post

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Make an Old Kettle Herb Garden in Seconds!

I was really enticed to grow a few of my own herbs. So I dug around in my junk stash and there, staring right back at me was my old kettle collection. Perfect!
After layering the pots with stones and soil, in went the plants. But they're topped with something that makes them even cooler to look at... read below for how I did it.
My kettle inspired mobile garden is FUN to move around! And eat. :)

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DIY Pallet Planter

After upcycling a couple of timber pallets into vertical planters for a Garden Expo display recently, I thought I'd share the steps to make one + some ways you can use them. I used both sides of each pallet and for this project, they both lent themselves to 6 mini window boxes where I could sit small pot plants but they can just as easily be widened to fit larger rectangular pots in the same space. If you want to follow the steps in my tutorial you can find lots of photos and how to do it at http://themicrogardener.com/diy-pallet-planter/. Like any pallet project, it's important to remember to choose pallets that are not chemically treated - I share tips on this subject at the end of my post on '20 Creative Ways to Upcycle Pallets in Your Garden' - https://themicrogardener.com/20-creative-ways-to-upcycle-pallets-in-your-garden/ which also shows you how to dismantle a pallet and lots of other useful tips on working with pallets. The only real cost for this project was the paint and screws as the pallets and palings were free and we had some star pickets in the shed. To buy steel star pickets new they cost around A$15 but last a lifetime. Hooks are optional and you can use whatever suits your taste and budget. I'd love to know if you've made one of these too!

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Repurposed Bench Turned Pretty Planter

If you have visited my blog before than you know it's no secret I love to paint, and I love to paint on out of the ordinary pieces. I don't have room to get out canvas and make a mess so I like to paint things that I can repurpose and use.. like benches, wheelbarrows, and headboards for my yard. LOL. I keep with a theme of painted flowers so that I don't look to much like the crazy lady on the block. I like it all to flow but with a touch of quirkiness. I took an old cheap bench I had laying around and turned it into what I like to call an art piece that functions for the yard! ; ) You can check out more on the blog.

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My Little Window House

I've been seeing a lot of these little "greenhouses" made from windows and doors and I decided I wanted one, too. Very very easy to make. You need 6 windows, 4 of them have to be alike for the bottom of the greenhouse. And two have to be alike for the little "roof" of the greenhouse. It's lots of fun and looks pretty cute, I must say. :)

diy gnome garden, gardening

DIY Gnome Garden

I will show you how we made a gnome garden from start to finish!

spruce up your old flower pots for free

Spruce Up Your Old Flower Pots For Free

Waking up to the sound of birds singing, feeling the warmth of the sun, the urge to buy the entire plant section at the greenhouse… Spring is in full bloom.I love to add a few playful colors and plants to freshen up our home. The scent of blooming flowers at the greenhouse had me filling up my cart. Succulents and cacti are classic low-maintenance plants that will survive my black thumb.

potted planters with personality

Potted Planters With Personality

Summer is here and I love to have potted plants on the deck and by the front door but wanted something different than the boring terracotta pots so this is what I did.

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Gardening Wire planters and Hanging Baskets Transformation

2 plant stands, one taller than the other, 2 hanging baskets with the chains...Can you guess what I did with them?
Any Idea? Space is very limited on the patio, so I knew I didn't want to take up anymore space, but did want to eliminate some of the pots of flowers. for more on this transformation you can go here http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2012/07/plant-stands-and-hanging-basket.html to see how it all came together

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Repurposed tires , spray painted and turned into planters

I searched for some tires, cleaned them and spray painted bright colors to spruce up the yard.

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Moss Filled Chicken Wire Planters on Pallet Wood

I wanted to add some container planters to my small yard. Moss filled chicken wire planters was what I had in mind. I knew I needed to attached the chicken wire to something to hold it in place. Pallet wood seemed like a good enough option for a mounting surface.
I imagined them filled with pretty flowers hanging around the yard, giving my yard a little more elegance than it probably deserves.
I figured that the rusticness of pallet wood would probably keep the elegance factor down a bit.

a picture perfect planter, gardening, repurposing upcycling

A Picture Perfect Planter

A piece of scrap metal becomes a safe haven for plants. I was able to create this planter using mostly recycled materials, and a tube of caulking for mortar.

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DIY Stone Textured Paint

I love the look of stone pottery. Don't you? It has that expensive, quality feel and look. This is a budget friendly way to get that look.

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Window Box Cheap Hack

if you don't want to go and buy liner from your plant store to hold soil and plants in a window box just use a giveaway fabric bag!

diy moss planter terra cotta pots

DIY Moss Planter-Terra Cotta Pots

I love all the moss covered items I've seen lately and knew I could create something rather than buying it.