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    We like Gardening and we like Flea Market shopping.   Here, it becomes art!

    Flea Market Gardening is a sharing site, the work of many talented gardeners from the United States and around the world, who post photos and stories of their gardens and tell of their love for re-using old Flea Market and junk shop finds in a creative way. Many, many people have found a ‘home’ here where they are understood!


    About Flea Market Gardening

    Inspiring each other, this ever-growing Flea Market Gardening community of ‘antiquers’, collectors, and junkers who love gardening, shares ideas, connecting with the people who share their passion for junk. Some say “It’s like a magazine that talks to you!” You may just find some helpful tips, one-of-a-kind Flea Market finds, contests, and interesting project ideas while you’re here. You’re home!

    Since Spring of 2012, two more active members of Flea Market Gardening have joined me, Sue Langley, as editors of the FMG Facebook page, Jeanne Sammons and Marie Neimann. Another creative artist/gardener, Stephie McCarthy has joined us as resident artist working on new graphic designs for the website and Facebook page.

    Here on the FMG website, we profile some of the talented gardeners we know, up close and personal on a page called Garden Tours! We also feature projects that require more in depth instructions. Fun! These garden projects, ideas and beautiful photographs here are all part of a green, re-purposing outdoor lifestyle!


    Real people, real gardens, real projects!

    About Sue Langley

    I’m Sue, a passionate gardener and photographer, who got the gardening ‘bug’ from working and playing in my mother’s garden in Southern California where I received my education in art, design and photography at Cypress College.

    In 2005, after a 20 year career in wedding photography, I and my husband, Tractor Man, moved to a mountain community in Eastern Madera County near Yosemite. I tend two of our seven acres near the Sierra National Forest where I’m delighted to be joined in the garden by my Corgi, Maggie.

    Impressed by the natural beauty and many community events in her small town, I enthusiastically researched gardening in snow and deer country and am surprised and delighted every season by my ‘new’ garden.

    I began writing a personal garden website, Sierra Foothill Gardening in 2009 and wrote for Madera County Gardening Examiner until Jan 2013.  With ink stains on my green thumb, I began to manage the Flea Market Gardening Facebook page in March 2011. This website was begun 9 months later and born August of 2012.

    Contact me!

    If at any point while you’re reading this site you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. You can best reach me by messaging on the FMG Facebook Page. Even if you don’t have any questions, I’d love for you to come by and say hello! If you want to reach me in private you can email me at sue@fleamarketgardening.org


    You’ve seen us on Facebook, now here are some of your favorite photos, projects and people up close and personal in an expanded version on our roomy website.





    Summer! You can’t go wrong with ‘Dragon’s Blood’ sedum….


    Sedum filled wheelbarrow in fall

    Sue’s sedum filled wheelbarrow in fall



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    Flea Market Gardening-A Facebook page to a garden blog is now a website! Cool.


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    1. Kellie says:

      Love dragons blood sedum! Now I have the perfect use for it… this has totally inspired me.

      1. Sue Langley says:

        Thanks so much Kellie, I think you’ll love them! Deer and snow resistant…and so unusual.

    2. Sue Radcliff says:

      Love the pics, there so inspiring! Just today I cut Black- eye Susan for the kitchen, bathroom, & the patio.

      1. Sue Langley says:

        Thank you so much, Sue….I like your name.

        ~~ Sue

    3. Elaine Sumner says:

      Guess that is what I should do with my winter-hardy sedums that I didn’t get into the ground this summer! Don’t have the garden designed yet.

      1. Sue Langley says:

        Ha! Elaine, I’m kind of a ‘fly by the seat of my pants ‘ garden planner. I plan around what I’ve already done! Hope you enjoy your sedums…

        ~~ Sue

    4. Cherrie Carine says:

      So glad that you have all come together to make FMG. Nice to know so many of us have the ability to take something discarded and give it purpose. Inspiration, gardening, and junk have merged to bring us happiness, serenity, and beauty. How lucky are we!

      1. Sue Langley says:

        I’m glad you found us, Cherrie….

    5. Laura M. Wagner says:

      I am a new subscriber to FMG, I read your blog on terra cotta pots, and like so many of us, I really love these ‘clay pots’. I snatch them up at yard sales and thrift stores whenever I come across them. I am very interested if there is anyone out there who knows the secrets of constucting a ‘pot peson’. I to smile everytime I see one in someone’s garden but for some reason, I am finding it a challenge to obtain information on the armatures to construct one on my own. I really would appreciate any secrets that anyone might be willing to share.

      Also, another idea for those broken terra cotta treasures; place smaller pieces in the bottom of a container that doesn’t allow for drainage. It keeps roots up from getting ‘root-rot’ and the clay help to obsorb some of the excess moisture.

      1. Sue Langley says:

        Laura, I found these instructions along with a nice photo in our Facebook album, “Meet the Garden People” https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=263122817055204&set=a.263122303721922.69251.192440100790143&type=3&theater

        ~~ Sue

    6. I have pictures of several garden items I would like to send to you. Do you ever accept new ideas?

      1. Sue Langley says:

        Oh, yes, Carola,…you can post them to our Facebook page,…preferred since the group could see them or you could email the photos to me at the above email. If you have a project you’d like to describe send instructions along with your email and we’ll consider it for a post!

        ~~ Sue