• Sunny Sunflowers

    How to Grow Sunny Sunflowers

    by  • April 18, 2015 •  Comments

    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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    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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