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    “March into Spring!” Photo Contest

    by  • March 23, 2014 • Garden Junk •  Comments

    March into Spring 'Spring' and 'The Layered Garden' Contest prizes

    March 28th – Here are the winners! Congratulations to all Winners and Honorable Mentions! Judy Baird First Place! What the judges said,…’I really like this one. It says Spring! …This is 1st place for me … it struck me as a great Spring photo because of the violas poppin’ up …and I loved the...

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    Craft and Garden Workspaces: We clean up!

    by  • March 15, 2014 • Garden Junk •  Comments

    Craft and Garden Workspaces

    Spring Cleaning:  We straighten up our garden craft supplies! True confession time!  Where do you keep your junk, ….I mean ‘art supplies?‘ This is a term coined by our own George Weaver, who once showed us his shed, and ‘art supplies’ is now our own term for the junkola that we cobble together to...

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    Planting spicy mints in your garden

    by  • February 10, 2014 • Edibles and Recipes, Garden Junk, Plant profiles •  Comments

    Mint family

    Meet the garden mint family The ‘Lamiaceae’ family of hardy plants The rich, spiciness of these plants makes them useful in cooking, and nearly half the spices in your kitchen come from this one family, including basil, rosemary, lavender, marjoram, germander, thyme, savory, plus culinary sage and of course mint, peppermint, and spearmint. It’s...

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    How to make a garden gazebo from an old corncrib

    by  • February 8, 2014 • Garden Junk, My Big Garden Project, Shelters and Buildings •  Comments

    Jeannie's cornzebo

    Jeannie Rhodes’s corncrib gazebo,…her own ‘Cornzebo at last!’ Jeannie Rhodes, who lives and gardens near Warsaw, Indiana, saw Myra Glandon’s ‘Cornzebo‘ on Flea Market Gardening she knew she had to have one!  As soon as she had the chance to get her own, she went into action.   She says, “Myra’s corn crib was the inspiration for...

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    What’s YOUR garden Zone?

    by  • January 15, 2014 • Garden Junk •  Comments

    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

    Flea Market gardening Resources: USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map-CLICK map to enlarge  Interactive Canada Plant Hardiness Zone Map Interactive UK Plant Hardiness Zone Map If you like, you can enter your zip code here to find your Plant Hardiness Zone: Hardiness Zone Maps for States and Provinces from Plantmaps Alabama USDA Plant Hardiness Zone...

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    Adding antique rust from the farm to your garden

    by  • December 29, 2013 • Garden Junk, Rusty Garden •  Comments

    Rust on the Farm

    Vintage Farm Equipment Garden Decor Unique Flea-Market finds become interesting decorating opportunities when you put your imagination to work.  Repurpose antique farm collectibles  or family history artifacts  for one-of-a-kind accents in your garden.   Many of us love rust!  And old farm equipment rusts, so we love it and all the traditions surrounding these retired...

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    Christmas springs, Christmas springs!

    by  • December 2, 2013 • Christmas, Garden Junk •  Comments

    Christmas springs

    It’s ‘spring’ for the holidays! Due to a mysterious surplus of rusty bed springs amongst us here at Flea Market Gardening,…many ‘spring’ projects have been used this Fall in Holiday decorations this year! Here’s what has been done by our gardening crafters”   Using bed springs in holiday decorations When Nancy K Meyer, Sue...

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