• Joyce England

    Wishing for watering cans: A gallery

    by  • May 26, 2015 •  Comments

    +-*Watering cans, by now, are icons for the Flea Market Gardener. We search for them when antique and junk shopping and snap them up at yard sales and thrift shop no matter the price. The best is if yours are left you by an older relative and invokes happy memories as a child in...

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    Becky Norris's garden mannequin

    Becky’s glittering garden mannequin

    by  • May 23, 2015 •  Comments

    +-*Mannequin madness: A brilliant concept, perfectly executed… When you’re mad about mosaic, you find project after project to do.  If you’re also a gardener, you carry your projects outdoors like Becky Norris does.  She began creating mosaics only three years ago and is self taught. Now she’s been dubbed  ‘Queen of Garden Mosaic.’ Becky...

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    Billie’s DIY cinder block planter bench

    by  • May 19, 2015 •  Comments

    Billie Hayman's now perfect display space

    +-*Cool concrete-block planter bench How to Billie Hayman shows us her simple, but sturdy concrete block bench that transformed into a very cool place to grow flowers.     Twelve double cinder blocks make the base. Four blocks, two stacked for each of the two ‘arms.’  Six make up the seat and twelve blocks stack...

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    Flea Market Gardens, from above

    by  • May 17, 2015 •  Comments

    Flea Market Gardens from above-featured

    +-*An Overview Of The Flea Market Garden Do you ever wish you could see a bird’s eye view of your garden?  Gardener’s with a high vantage point or a second story can do this.  It’s satisfying to look down over all and think I am King,…or most likely, Queen of all I survey! If...

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    Linda’s bird feeder teacup

    by  • May 5, 2015 •  Comments

    China teacup bird feeder

    +-*Easy project! Give birds some class with this easy project using only a few items. A vintage or ‘only’ teacup and saucer, glue and a lightweight metal tube. Linda Gladman shows us the simple instructions.           Linda used an upended bud vase in aqua milk glass to form a base. ...

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    Oh, how we love a great garden path!

    by  • May 2, 2015 •  Comments

    Paths, practically perfect

    +-*Finding ‘your’ path in a Flea market garden Whether you garden on an estate or a postage stamp, you can create a path. It’s simply the route you take from one place you want to go, to another. In her book Paths of Desire , Dominque Browning, former editor of House Beautiful, says, “Landscape...

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    Garden Art: Faucet handle flowers

    by  • April 28, 2015 •  Comments

    Faucet garden art

    +-*Garden Art from Vintage Faucet Handles Faucet handles and vintage spigots capture a Flea Market Gardener’s imagination and garden art is the result! Here are four projects you can do and all the places to find your faucets.  Sometimes the inspiration comes from an unexpected place….. Jeanne Sammons tells us, “Half the fun of...

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    Recipes for fairy trees, step by step

    by  • April 25, 2015 •  Comments

    Fairy garden trees

    +-*Enchanting miniature ‘tree’ gardens 10  Step by Step  ‘Recipes’ for fairy gardens you can create around any tree in your garden, plus, a look into the deep foresty world of fairy house maker, Sally Smith and a fascinating video of how she works!  If you have a tree in your garden, you can create...

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    Garden art: Bowling ball totem pole

    by  • April 21, 2015 •  Comments

    Wanda's BB totem

    +-*Garden Bowling Balls & Totems combined! Decorating bowling balls is a fun way to recycle and upcycle old discarded pieces of sports equipment and our page is full of examples.  But where is a good place to display them if you’ve been bitten by the BB ‘bowling ball’ Bug? Wanda Clark, of Sheperdsville, Kentucky, found...

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    How to Grow Sunny Sunflowers

    by  • April 18, 2015 •  Comments

    Sunny Sunflowers

    +-*Sensational sunflowers from seed… Sunflowers are one flower that’s pretty much always grown from seed.  It’s a happy tradition for many gardeners and so easy!  Marie Niemann shows us her favorite kinds and why she grows them,..every year! Find out some fun facts, how to grow them and harvest the seeds, too. “Growing sunflowers...

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    Flea Market Gardening DIY Fairy Gardens Directory

    by  • April 14, 2015 •  Comments

    Jean Neuweg's fairy garden wagon

    +-*A directory… All our fairy garden articles from Flea Market Gardening How to: Creating a Flea Market fairy garden Jeanie’s enchanted fairy forest Fairy gardens: Your DIY tips Fairy garden magic Brilliant birdbaths re-purposed Jeanie’s suitcase fairy garden How To: Make a miniature garden with Diana Create a fun fairy garden with Jean’s clever...

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    Arbors, the Romantic entrance to your garden

    by  • April 11, 2015 •  Comments

    Arbors, the entrance to your garden

    +-*Frame Your Garden with a Flea Market twist… 19 GREAT Garden Arbor Idea and 2 easy projects.  The entrance to your garden is often one of the first things visitors will see! An arbor has to be the most romantic structures in a garden, and one that creates a portal,…an entry way into the...

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    ‘Found object’ owls to guard your garden..

    by  • April 7, 2015 •  Comments

    Found Object Owls

    +-*How To: Scrap metal owls in the garden… An old box of metal odds and ends, kitchen implements and hardware can become garden art assemblages in the hands of a Flea Market Gardener. This is yard art of the most fun kind,…you can let your imagination do the rest. Myra’s Parliament of Owls Myra...

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    Garden ladder projects you can do!

    by  • April 4, 2015 •  Comments

    Garden ladder projects

    +-*Repurposed ladders in the garden Not only do ladders add height and interest, but provides open storage like a set of funky shelves.  See our best Flea Market Gardening ideas and some fun projects you can do! When ladders are too fragile to hold people, they can still hold plants! Besides going vertical in...

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    Chickens in the garden, Flea Market style

    by  • March 31, 2015 •  Comments

    Chickens in the garden

    +-*Chickens in the backyard Now, since the backyard hen house is the new dog house, Flea Market Gardeners have all kinds of chickens in their gardens, and some are real!  We are collectors and chicken ore s very close to the farm implements that we love so much,…the small garden buildings, the galvanized metal...

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    Reuse and Recycle: Broken Fountain to Fabulous!

    by  • March 26, 2015 •  Comments

    Fountain to planter

    +-*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

    Pennywise Pallets-featured 2

    +-*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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