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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 mo puff on July 14, 2013 at 9:01am

 Victoria....applause, applause, applause!

Comment by Victoria Gordon on July 14, 2013 at 8:23am

Just bought a vise and a Dremel 2 speed w/carving & engraving accessory kit.  Took an old (30 yrs) school desk, stripped off the warped laminate, added new wood, painted the legs and voila, I have a new work bench for all my recycled creations.  I am so happy.

Comment by Donna Lane on July 14, 2013 at 5:18am

everything is just so cool I love to recycle

Comment by mo puff on July 14, 2013 at 2:58am

Great Ideas Cheryl! Now I have to go find the xmas tree stand!

Comment by Vicky Myers on July 14, 2013 at 12:55am

Score Glenda your creation is complete.

Comment by Glenda Truscott z8 on July 13, 2013 at 10:44pm

I found a little light house at a thrift store yesterday for my little sea garden.

Comment by Glenda Truscott z8 on July 13, 2013 at 10:32pm

Lovely pictures Cheryl and Donna.  Thanks for sharing them.

 

Comment by Cheryl Hurst on July 13, 2013 at 9:27pm

The last piece I want to share with you is this rusty piece of another farm machine. Set in the middle of her flower bed, it actually resembles a whirling flower stake itself.

Comment by Cheryl Hurst on July 13, 2013 at 9:10pm

Picking up several cast off pieces of seating, Donna created several charming vinnettes throughout her garden spaces. Here an old bathroom vanity seat gets a coat of red paint to really brighten up this spot; while below, a child's yard bench painted bright yellow gives a great accent seat for this charming birdhouse.

Comment by Cheryl Hurst on July 13, 2013 at 8:42pm

Noting how expensive the pretty gazing balls are, Donna found a substitute while shopping yard sales and thrift stores, as well as all kinds of stands to put them in - colorful bowling balls became her gazing ball garden art:

 

 

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"I hear you, Lynda, regarding getting out in the garden whenever you can. Sorry to hear you are dealing with some health issues but it looks like you don't let that get in the way of creating beauty in your garden."
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"Charlotte, I do feel blessed that my husband shares my passion for gardening. Your harsh climate in Oklahoma does make it especially challenging for you, but I'm guessing it also makes gardening even more rewarding when your efforts pay off."
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"I think you'll really like it, Charlotte!"
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"It is a credit to you both...Have always been an avid gardener..Horticulturist also...health issues have put a damper on it though..but get out there whenever I can...  "
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"Yes Clare they are....The same has happened with the hydrangeas here as with the rhododendrons..I live in a temperate zone..close to the coast and the lake so do get some relief from the heat... "
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"Sun is their biggest requirement Clare.. "
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Parasol Lady in Mid-October

"Well, you are lucky that your husband enjoys gardening with you.  My husband keeps telling me that I'm never finished and he's right; I will continue to add beds because I enjoy lush landscapes.  Living in Oklahoma is tough…"
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