• Dreamy cottages

    Dreamy Flea Market garden cottages

    by  • July 19, 2014 •  Comments

    Follow …in our Flea market style! Some of our gardeners have sweet little cottages as focal points in their gardens and we want to show you!  If you entertain a dream of having your own garden cottage or shed, see what these gardeners have done to pretty them theirs and plant gardens around.  We’ll...

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    Patti's tin lady

    Patti’s fantastical ‘tin can’ garden lady

    by  • July 15, 2014 •  Comments

    Follow …plus a tin man you can easily make! How to included… How to make a ‘Tin Can’ lady and more! Here at Flea Market Gardening, we adore the funky and foolish, so when Patti gathered her collection of various tin cans, some rusty wire  and bottle caps, we were happy to see this...

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    Whimsical garden wind chimes you can make

    by  • July 12, 2014 •  Comments


    Follow Secrets of the wind chime makers Our Flea Market gardeners have a nice collection of unique and wonderful wind chimes, most of which they have made themselves. Wind chimes add interesting and relaxing sounds to your garden. Some here are sparkly sun catchers to hang in the trees and attract sunlight. Some are...

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    Bogdan’s unique garden art

    by  • July 9, 2014 •  Comments

    Bogdan's garden art

    Follow Take a look at an amazing imagination at work Bogdan Dabrowski‎ may have a full time career, but he’s an artist at heart, making garden creations from recycled objects in his workshop. Look carefully. You’ll never believe some of the things he transforms into art! Making use of scrap metal, hardware pieces and...

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    Easy to make dish flowers

    by  • July 5, 2014 •  Comments

    Dish flowers

    Follow …Plus 5 ways to attach them to the ‘stems!’ Our Flea Market Gardening experts show how to make dish flowers, how to attach the ‘stems’ and how to put on the finishing touches! Why we love dish flowers Mainly, we, at Flea market Gardening, love ceramics of any kind! We love the idea...

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    FMG July Project Challenge begins!

    by  • July 3, 2014 •  Comments

    Sue Langley, "I can't believe how well these did from lastbyear's petunia plants!"

    Follow Let’s pick a project and do it!   In July! Many of us have a file full of garden ideas or have wanted to do a project they’ve seen here on our page.  Look through your file or in our albums and pick one you can do ALL this this month…  It’s a challenge!...

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    Carlene’s good garden clutter

    by  • June 29, 2014 •  Comments

    Carlene's organized clutter

    Follow Carlene collects clutter! Good clutter… The way Carlene Blair arranges this clutter is her talent and also the name of the  blog story, Organized Clutter, of her garden and home creations.   Junk gardening is one of the topics on her blog along with interior decorating, crafting and treasure hunting, all of our favorite things!...

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    How to grow happy hosta

    by  • June 24, 2014 •  Comments

    Happy Hosta

    Follow Happy hosta in our Flea Market gardens Our gardeners are weigh in with why they love hosta, how they successfully grow it, where and how.. and how they design the garden around this fascinating plant. Hosta Love Gardeners love hosta for their different shades of green.  Green, yellow, green, blue green and green...

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    Your picture framed garden!

    by  • June 21, 2014 •  Comments

    Fabulous frames

    Follow Amazing uses for old picture frames in the garden Old frames are the easiest things to find at a thrift store or at Flea Markets , but did you know you can bring them into the garden in dozens of different ways? You’ll see frames that act as plant hangers, frames that add...

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    Brilliant garden birdcages!

    by  • June 17, 2014 •  Comments

    Brilliant Birdcages

    Follow Create a birdcage planter for your patio… You have seen them,…rusty, dusty birdcages, pushed to the back of a thrift shop shelf.  Next time, snap one up!  Spray paint it, or not, depending on the finish, then fill it with fresh flowers! Racquel Stair “Thrift store decorative birdcage turned into pretty hanging planter...

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    Sherma’s sparkling bottle wall in the garden

    by  • June 15, 2014 •  Comments

    Sherma's bottle wall

    Follow A brilliant garden bottle wall…  Sometimes a garden project is so dazzling that it creates a sensation at Flea market Gardening.  We love to scavenge for just the right objects to put together for garden art and Sherma Jones has first scavenged,…then created something I call a Flea Market Gardening masterpiece in her...

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    French café and Wire chairs in the garden

    by  • June 10, 2014 •  Comments

    French cafe chairs-featured

    Follow The Romance of French folding chairs…12 ideas! Vintage French-style folding chairs can be found in antique stores, flea markets, estate sales and perhaps even a thrift store. They last a long time outdoors, remind you of a real or imaginary trip to Paris and simply add charm to your garden. With an old...

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    Dressed up dressers in the garden

    by  • June 7, 2014 •  Comments

    Dressed up dressers

    Follow Recycled Garden Project: Dressers! Like these creative gardeners, turn a dresser into a garden potting bench, planter box or ‘stage’ to display garden treasures.. Linda Gladman took a few Flea Market Gardening essentials like a window, a garden sign and a galvanized container and created a vignette extraordinaire on her outdoor dresser top. ...

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    Using vintage Flea Market toys in the garden

    by  • June 3, 2014 •  Comments

    Vintage garden toys-featured

    Follow A guest post by Mackenzie Kupfer of Avant Gardens Decor Gardening Décor with Common Flea Market Toys Adding a little bit of creative, personal style to a garden is easier than most people think. Incorporating a few flea market toys can make a garden unique, whimsical and add just the right amount of...

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    Window dressing in a Flea Market Garden

    by  • May 31, 2014 •  Comments

    Window dressing

    Follow What to do with cast-off windows in the garden Old, vintage windows can be hung in the garden in many ways, painted or decorated with other flea Market or recycled objects. With our design tips, you’ll be on your way to decorating a vintage window of your own.  Look for design ideas here!...

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    Make a fun Flea Market garden sign!

    by  • May 27, 2014 •  Comments

    Make a garden sign-featured

    Follow Whether found at a Flea market, craft show or in a friend’s garden, most fun garden signs can easily be made yourself with a few simple materials. I love clever garden sayings and also thoughtful quotes I find for garden signs.  “Live for today” is a favorite!  Also, I like Thomas Jefferson’s quote,...

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    Terrific garden tub transformation

    by  • May 24, 2014 •  Comments

    tub planter

    Follow Upcycle a Vintage Cast Iron Claw-foot tub for the garden No matter the condition of the bathtub, you can transform it into a conversation piece planter that is as practical as it is funky. How much would it cost you to buy, much less plant up a planter this size? A LOT!  I’ll...

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    How to make Jeanie’s tiered succulent garden

    by  • May 20, 2014 •  Comments

    Jeanie's tiered succulent garden

    Follow A light bulb goes off and the brainstorming begins!  That’s how a garden project develops here at the Flea market Gardening ‘laboratory.’ Jeanie’s two tiered succulent tubs Creating a new garden project can be very exhilarating when one idea sparks another. You see something and adapt it to the materials you already have...

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    How to Create a Fairy Garden in a Container

    by  • May 17, 2014 •  Comments

    Fairy garden containers

    Follow Inspiration Gallery Looking for ideas on how to make your perfect miniature garden? Creating a magical miniature container garden will enchant you and everyone around you! In this make-believe mini-garden, a pint-sized bush can become a tall tree, twigs and leaves turn into furniture, and tiny woodland people are as close as your...

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    Plant puzzles-Creating a design in succulents

    by  • May 13, 2014 •  Comments

    Plant puzzles

    Follow Garden design with succulents After several unique bricks and blocks were collected , they were all fit together and planted with succulents to make a puzzle of plants! Now this is a feature of my rock garden. This is an easy project! Because of their unique and interesting colors and structures, succulents are...

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    Creative ways to upcycle vintage springs for Spring

    by  • May 10, 2014 •  Comments

    Spring springs-featured

    Follow Rustic bedsprings make garden art Spring springs! Flea market Gardeners are finding old rusty bedsprings and repurposing them to flower pot holders, suncatchers and trellies. These garden art projects are an excellent way to reuse old springs that can be found commonly abandoned and worthless.   How to? Sue says, The cross of...

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