Regularly, we tour a garden belonging to one of the very involved, and talented members of Flea Market Gardening. These folks are inspirational and talented gardeners, collectors and bargain shoppers! You may already recognize their names and photos and the next time you do, you can say hello!
“My love of gardening started while visiting my grandmother who had many gardens and chickens. I thought she had the most perfect life. She taught me all she could and I have many of her vintage garden books too,” says Debbie McMurry, who lives and gardens in Kansas.
Gardening is like therapy and very artistic to me as I love to fill every area of my yard with flowers or vintage garden items. I love tucking in chairs, tools and statues among them all.”
“My husband and I have three grown sons. We live on 10 acres with a fishing pond, cabin, greenhouse, potting shed and huge veggie gardens and flower beds all around. I have 30 chickens that live in a cute coop that hubby built that matches my house. I also have two beautiful grandkids that love to come and garden with me and see what new garden junk Grandma has added,” Debbie tells us.
Debbie says, “I started collecting vintage garden things when I went to auctions with my husband. Years ago no one liked what I bought but now is very hard to find as so popular. It is fun for me to rummage through old barns at auctions looking for old wheels, pulleys, tools, tractor seats….. Just what ever I think will fit in and I can haul home.” See more of Debbie’s greenhouse and vintage garden collection here, Dreaming of my Vintage Garden.
“I live in Zone 6 in a small town in Southeast Kansas which gets very hot in summer and very cold in winter but we have a pretty long garden period for flowers and veggies.”
Debbie, says, “Our place that we call D & D Acres is a work in progress! It will never be finished and is always changing. I can always think of things to add and that is my vintage junk addiction!”