I absolutely love re-purposed items in the garden.
Things that may be broken or have lost their usefulness are all too often headed to the dump. But hold up! Sometimes all that’s needed is a coat of paint, a little sprucing up and a healthy dose of creativity to use that item in a brand new way! Not only are these recycled items being kept out of our landfill, but they can add such a welcome personal touch to your garden.
Even though it split in two, instead of throwing it away she incorporated it into the raised rock wall in her perennial bed.
My parents removed their fireplace a few years ago and instead of getting rid of the no-longer-used tools, she’s discovered they make the most beautiful (and sturdy!) stakes for her tall lillies.
And how’s this idea for broken blinds -you know, the metallic kind that get those annoying kinks in them?
Just cut them into smaller segments and they make great plant markers!
This is from my friends, Michelle and Rob, garden.
It’s a simple ball made from thick vine-y twigs, and wrapped with Christmas twinkly lights.
The fact that there’s no drainage hole might be a problem for other plants, but due to their low water requirements, succulents are a perfect choice. Just make sure you don’t leave them out in the rain, where the mugs would fill up and drown the poor plants!
And speaking of things that no longer hold water – I love how ‘Town Mouse’ has repurposed her leaky birdbath into a succulent container garden.
The frame was beautiful, I couldn’t let it be thrown away so I picked it up and held on to it for years.
Finally, one day, it hit me – make a seat and plant it!
Here’s a video I made showing you how to make your own planted chair!
What’s your favorite repurposed items? I’d love to know!