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I want to see your adventures in recycling. It can be anything made to be used for something else. Especially yard and garden ideas.

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Repurposed baby crib 3 Replies

A friend gave me this crib when I was pregnant. It was the kind that drops down in the front and is unsafe to use, it also was missing a lot of bolts & we couldn't even figure out how it goes…Continue

Tags: reduce, garden, repurpose, reuse, crib

Started by FATS Green Garden. Last reply by Aunt B, SW MO Z6b Jun 18.

Improve your bird feeders. 3 Replies

Why do they make bird feeders that rush the birds away?  My husband has helped me this winter to make the bird feeders better.  I don't get out and about as often as I would like to so I wanted to…Continue

Started by Dorothea Dankowski. Last reply by Heather Gill Oct 8, 2012.

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Comment by Donna Lane on July 18, 2013 at 4:59pm

very cool glenda

Comment by Glenda Truscott z8 on July 18, 2013 at 2:56pm

The picture is of an old metal crate with 12 compartments that I have had for years and always meant to do something with.  Well I finally did it.  My husband went to habit for humanity and bought a used cabinet door which he cut out the insides to leave me a frame for my metal box.  I stuffed the box with sphagnum moss and dirt and then planted mini hostas, mini mondo  grass, Corsican Mint and huchera.

Comment by Vicky Myers on July 17, 2013 at 11:41pm

I see that the paint is falling off of it when I water it. It was really bold red before, oh well.

Comment by Glenda Truscott z8 on July 17, 2013 at 10:05pm

Love, love the old school desk.  Vicky, nice job on your succulent garden.  I so enjoy seeing all the projects you ladies are working on.  So many great ideas.

Comment by Vicky Myers on July 17, 2013 at 9:06pm

I picked up some old metal tool boxes but I'm such a container freak that I don't have the heart to plant them as I may use them to store something in. grrrrr. I did get a file drawer that is just the right size for seed packs as long as they are the regular size not bigger. Also found a coal scoop, works great for potting soil & peat moss.

Comment by Vicky Myers on July 17, 2013 at 8:56pm

This is as ambitious as I've gotten lately I recycled a chip and dip basket with succulents.

Comment by Elizabeth Fowler on July 17, 2013 at 6:21pm

the window is great Beth.

Comment by Victoria Gordon on July 17, 2013 at 4:58pm

That IS a great idea mo puff.  I think that my sweetie would love to do that.  And what a great excuse to throw a BBQ party.  They could sign the bench with my Dremel.  Then I could stain and seal it.   I have been wanting to have a party so everyone could see the garden/ yard areas and all the changes we have done. Thanks for the terrific idea.

Comment by Donna Lane on July 17, 2013 at 10:02am

oh that would be awesome mo puff  good idea


Comment by mo puff on July 17, 2013 at 7:52am

Victoria, LoOOooVE the work bench/ desk. Sad face for all the names that were lost from the top. Perhaps you can get your hubs, aunts, uncles.. and grandchildren to scratch their names back into this new top~?


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