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All Fired Up! Repurposing Stoves and Fire Pits in the Garden.

Here an old stove flames to new life in the garden as a receptacle for a fire-engine red geranium. A perfect pairing and a great way to put vintage items on display. Another freestanding stove brightens up a pocket of a garden. Red petunias tumble from a container set on top, while more plants glow… Continue reading All Fired Up! Repurposing Stoves and Fire Pits in the Garden.

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Salad to go! Repurposed Garden Containers. A series.

When this little red cooler lost its lid (okay, its human lost its lid) it was repurposed into a container. It turned out to be just the thing for taking along on camping trips. While it no longer kept things cold on the inside, it still kept the lettuce fresh on the topside! Or you… Continue reading Salad to go! Repurposed Garden Containers. A series.

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Chairs in the Garden; Repurposed Containers!

Sometimes all a container needs in order to take it from good to gorgeous, is a little elevation. Find something to repurpose as a container and set it on a chair and voila! It's garden magic. An old wash basin filled with white, sudsy, bacopas and placed on blue chair that would have otherwise been… Continue reading Chairs in the Garden; Repurposed Containers!

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Pots in Pants; Repurposed Garden Containers!

If you have some pants that no longer fit or are perhaps too worn to donate, you can give them new life in your garden! Fluff up the pant legs with wadded up newspaper and work them into a pair of old boots. Again, worn out is perfect for repurposed garden containers. The boots in… Continue reading Pots in Pants; Repurposed Garden Containers!

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Reuse, Repurpose, Rewired!

Today's anti-landfill reuse repurpose project was spotted on a garden tour outside of Fort St John, BC, Canada. This imaginative gardener repurposed a spool of rusted barbwire fencing to make an incredible planter wreath. Gloves are a must for this prickly project, but the results are worth it. It also makes for a hanging basket… Continue reading Reuse, Repurpose, Rewired!

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Everything Plus a Kitchen Sink Tipsy Tower!

Here is a third and final example in our Repurposing Items/Tipsy Tower series! As you can see, anything that can hold soil is a welcome candidate for this project. If it is cracked or leaks, so much the better. Every good container needs proper drainage. Let's begin... Assemble your ingredients... If you prefer, now is… Continue reading Everything Plus a Kitchen Sink Tipsy Tower!

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Tool Box Tipsy Tower

You can make tipsy towers by repurposing almost anything that can hold enough soil to sustain a plant. Once you start thinking about containers it is amazing what will come to mind. This is a great project for reusing or repurposing items that would otherwise be headed for the trash. If it has a hole… Continue reading Tool Box Tipsy Tower

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Repurposed Wheelbarrow Take 2…This time as a Tipsy Tower!

The last post showed a wheelbarrow turned into a planter in the way one might expect. Fill with soil and plant. In case you missed it you can revisit that post here. If you want to kick the project up a notch you can turn the same wheelbarrow into a "tipsy tower" like we did… Continue reading Repurposed Wheelbarrow Take 2…This time as a Tipsy Tower!

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Old Wheelbarrow Repurposed

Metal wheelbarrows are workhorses on all sorts of landscaping projects. Properly cared for they can last for decades, but sometimes rust happens. Gardening is, after all, a wet and messy affair. After years of use, some people see holes in their wheelbarrow and think it has reached the end of its useful life. Others look… Continue reading Old Wheelbarrow Repurposed