• Fountain to planter

    Reuse and Recycle: Broken Fountain to Fabulous!

    by  • March 26, 2015 •  Comments

    Garden fountains to planter… 5 ideas! It’s sad to think, after all the expense of buying an elaborate fountain for the garden, that it’s reached the end of its life. What better than to keep a broken fountain and create a beautiful planter overflowing with flowers? That’s what Sandi Wood thought, too! See how...

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    Penny-wise pallet garden projects

    by  • March 24, 2015 •  Comments

    Billie’s bouquet of building projects Billie and James Hayman rescued a whole stack of pallets from a local junk store one day.  That provided them with enough scrap wood for dozens of pretty and useful garden projects.  They made birdhouses, bird feeders and charming child-sized chairs!  Billie painted them in every bright color and...

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    Garden cloche: Vintage beauty, under glass

    by  • March 21, 2015 •  Comments

    Cloche Maggie McCain

    Victorian garden style lives on… There’s something charming about a bell jar… or cloche (pronounced kloshe). Maybe it’s the quaint knobs that sit on top. Or its care taking purpose  as they guard small plants from cold and wind or, indoors, to showcase collections, fairy gardens, house plants and moss gardens. They can be an...

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    Easy garden projects from recycled wood

    by  • March 18, 2015 •  Comments

    9 Fun and easy wood garden projects

    9 Fun and easy wood garden projects When this group, Flea Market Gardening, talks about wood, we’re talking about recycled and weathered wood!  From doors to old stumps, we love the soft grey look of weathered wood or old furniture and discarded building materials, like doors, windows architectural surplus. Recycled wood projects you can...

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    Theresa’s look-a-like garden redo

    by  • March 14, 2015 •  Comments

    Theresa's look-a-like garden redo

    A Flea Market Gardening ‘My Big Garden Project’ story Did you ever see an idea in a garden center or show and want to replicate it exactly in your own garden? Theresa Jones took pictures of two ideas at her local nurseries and then went to work to solve a problem…with help from her...

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    Marie’s cobalt garden crafts

    by  • March 10, 2015 •  Comments

    Marie's cobalt garden crafts

    Marie’s got the blues,…and she’s pretty happy about it! When approaching Marie Niemann’s garden, you might first see a faint blue glow marking the way through the gate!  She loves blue in the garden as well as crafting and crystals. She’s also shown us the way with solar lights in the garden, thinking up...

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    Christy’s Plant-Lover’s garden

    by  • March 3, 2015 •  Comments

    Christy's plant lover's garden

    Meet Christy Morrow! Christy Morrow is a Plant lover who knows her style,…cottage gardens!  She’s found that her style mixes well with her Flea Market finds.  Blessed now with room to spread out in her Zone 7 garden, she studied gardening in her new state of Tennessee,  planted like crazy and the gardens bloomed...

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    Adorable Doors: upcycled garden doors

    by  • February 28, 2015 •  Comments

    Adorable doors

    19 Creative Garden Door Transformations In each of these ideas, there is just one door and can be easily set up in your garden.  Each gardener uses these doors as backgrounds for their flowers and Flea Market junktiques. Bianca Elmer says, “So, someone was throwing out this old office door, so I recycled it...

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    Displaying antique pumps in your garden

    by  • February 24, 2015 •  Comments

    Pump it up

    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 and clever chairs in the garden

    by  • February 21, 2015 •  Comments

    Charming chairs

    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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