• Pump it up

    Displaying antique pumps in your garden

    by  • February 24, 2015 •  Comments

    Pump it up, in the garden Finding a vintage pump is exciting for a Flea Market gardener!  You can simply set them on an old table or stump or use them in an elaborate water feature or pond. Many of our Great Grandmothers had hand pumps in the kitchen, it’s right for us to...

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    Charming chairs

    Charming and clever chairs in the garden

    by  • February 21, 2015 •  Comments

    17 Upcycled chairs transform in the garden It may seem a simple thing, but setting a chair in the garden can be the start of pleasing little garden scene to charm your visitors…or you!  This is the easiest ever garden decorating project you can do! With so many vintage and quaint chairs to be...

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    Using beautiful blue in the garden

    by  • February 17, 2015 •  Comments

    Using Blues in the garden

    The color of ocean and sky, 12 ways Blue in the garden is calming, cooling, promotes insightful, peaceful reflection. Here you’ll see a dozen ways how our gardeners have used it to create sparkling accents and serene calm amongst the surrounding greens. We’ll also list all the blue flowers we could think of,…see if...

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    How to create a Flea Market garden vignette

    by  • February 14, 2015 •  Comments

    Create a Flea Market Garden vignette-featured

    Creating cool compositions in the garden We all have flower containers in our gardens and plenty of Flea Markets finds.  Assembling them all into pretty combinations is what we’ll show you how to do here..in 4 steps! We call these combinations vignettes which means ‘pretty little scenes’ These vignettes are the essence of Flea...

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    Beautiful bulbs and vibrant violas, together

    by  • February 10, 2015 •  Comments

    Bulbs and violas

    Bulbs and pansies How to get a Springtime show in your pots and containers, year after year!  Both Violas and daffodils are the hardiest of Springtime flowers.  Both are deer resistant and it’s a very sad deer that takes a bite of any daffodil, part of the toxic Narcissus family. Miniature daffodil because of...

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    Before & After entryway garden design

    by  • February 7, 2015 •  Comments

    Before & after entryway design

    You helped solve the problem! Yvonne wrote: I was wondering if you had some ideas for me. Below are a couple of photos from a small area in my garden along the path up to our house. It is an area which needs to remain accessible to the maintenance man as you can see...

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    Stepping stone tricks, plain and fancy

    by  • February 3, 2015 •  Comments

    Stepping stone tricks

    Stepping stones and paths you can make… 7 stepping stone projects you make from scratch or decorate from purchased stones.  From molded concrete to complete cast pathways, from simple and easy to elaborate and practical, these stepping stones will make it easy to get around in the garden. Our Flea Market Gardening experts show...

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    Catherine’s ‘Tentmaker’s House’

    by  • January 31, 2015 •  Comments

    Catherine's tentmaker's house

    Carnival colors in a salvaged garden Artist, Cathie Zurich-Wus, coaxed every bit of vibrant color from her whimsical garden and we wanted to know more.  Her home, with just as much character, was profiled once by the local news in her home town of Sarasota, Florida, but here, we want to know about the...

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    Make Your Own Fairy Garden Fence

    by  • January 27, 2015 •  Comments

    Fairy Garden Fence

    …for any container! Many fairy garden kits come with a tiny picket fence, but you can easily make your own! You need:  Craft wire, 20-22 gauge Popsicle sticks, or tongue depressors or twigs! Needle-nosed pliers and A clipboard Paint Note: For this little fence, I used tongue depressor-sized sticks found at a craft store...

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    Classiest all-glass totems for the garden

    by  • January 24, 2015 •  Comments

    Classy totems

    Classy glassy! Turn ordinary glassware into the perfect garden art with these design tips from our readers. Here we concentrate on just glass, whether clear or colored and how to achieve a polished look.  We’ll also show what pieces to use, how to find them and where to place them in the garden. When...

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    Hypertufa Q & A

    by  • January 20, 2015 •  Comments

    Hypertufa Q & A-featured

    Let’s hear it for hypertufa! You can make these lightweight concrete containers and these answers will help first timers. Hypertufa is a strong, but lightweight concrete that’s easily shaped with molds into containers, troughs and or by hand into figures, even leaves. See if any of your questions are answered then give it a...

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    Dandi’s colorful and close-up garden

    by  • January 15, 2015 •  Comments

    Dandi's garden

    Dandi’s delightful digs When looking at Dandi Gentry’s garden, the first thing that struck us was the vibrant rainbow of color she captures with her camera. When visiting her garden, you’ll walk through a series of arbors and trellises that divide the space into delightful areas rimmed with colorful flower beds, with a large...

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    Planting in Flea Market baskets

    by  • January 10, 2015 •  Comments

    Flea Market gardening baskets

    Repurposed to plant! Learn the tips and tricks for finding and planting in recycled baskets. Tuck in annuals, bulbs and perennials for quick garden color.  Hang from tree, set on a side table or bench and learn to make them last.   First choose the right type of basket Search for the large twig...

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    Creature feature: Gardens gone wild!

    by  • January 10, 2015 •  Comments

    Flea Market creature feature

    Creative garden creatures from re-purposed materials… Every garden has living creatures if you’re lucky, and if you’re lucky you might also find one of these garden art creatures. Garden Sculptures and assemblages you make or hunt for… Repurposed Life says, “My repurposed butterfly made from antique ceiling tile! He is painted with Chalk Paint,...

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    DIY Bird feeder trees for lucky birds

    by  • January 6, 2015 •  Comments

    Bird feeder tree

    Holidays Extended For The Birds Easy project for making colorful and edible decorations for your winter evergreen trees.  Lucky birds!  Hollow out oranges, string cereal and berries and mold tiny birdseed rings. Have fun this winter making little decoration treats for your birds from oranges, apples, berries and birdseed.  All these decorations are easy...

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    24 best FMG containers to look for now

    by  • January 3, 2015 •  Comments

    Best FMG containers

    Easy to find or one of a kind! If you have some of these unique containers tucked into a flower bed as an accent, you’re well on your way to Flea Market Gardening heaven! The various metals, woods and whimsical vessels here may surprise you… Some are easy to find, and if you know...

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    January Project Challenge 2015

    by  • December 30, 2014 •  Comments

    Blinged up birdhouse Pin it!

    It’s January!!! Remember our Challenge last year?  Well, it was such a huge success that we’re doing it again! We all know how hard it is to get through the winter without much gardening to do. We can do it TOGETHER with this creative January Challenge! Many of us have a file of garden...

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    Blingin’ birdhouse from recycled items

    by  • December 25, 2014 •  Comments

    Blingin' birdhouses

    Birdhouse bling for the backyard Time to bling your birdhouse like Sandra did last January for our first Project Challenge! Sandra Hogan chose a project she’d been wanting to do for some time.  The January Project Challenge added a bit of pressure to get it done within the month so she could post her...

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    Top Ten FMG Projects of 2014 and all time..

    by  • December 22, 2014 •  Comments

    Laura Wilke made good use of old shutters

    Top Ten Most Popular of All time Our most popular garden projects and most favorite Flea Market finds ever all in one place. Upcycling old shutters in the garden Making dreamy dragonflies for the garden Make a fun molded bird seed wreath How to: Creating a Flea Market fairy garden Annie’s galvanized tipsy pots...

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    Share holiday traditions at our virtual party

    by  • December 22, 2014 •  Comments


    For a little make-believe magic at Flea Market Gardening … join our virtual garden party in progress! Come and enjoy a little time among friends, share a holiday tradition at the end of this post, and (BYOGC) bring your own good cheer! Come by Santa Express, or by sled or skis … ride your...

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    Woodland wreath for a rustic style holiday

    by  • December 20, 2014 •  Comments

    Lichen wreath

    Woodsy wreaths from the forest Use a common, but surprising material to make a unique wreath or centerpiece.  This wreath can be for a festive Christmas holiday or tailored for anytime of the year. Lichens are abundant in many parts of the country so why not go with a rustic woodsy look for a...

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    Mason jar magic with solar lights

    by  • December 16, 2014 •  Comments

    Solar Mason jars

    Fun, easy and beautiful… …solar lanterns for outdoor Winter tables.   Complete tutorial!   Jeanne Sammons says, “Here are my Mason jars that I leave out all Winter! I just added the wreath & need some red berries, I think. That’s a crazy solar owl on the other side … still ‘shining’ from last year.”...

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