Post Tag: Recycling

The art and soul of Freeland Tanner
What do you get when you combine a pile of twigs, sticks and old fencing with collections of sprinklers, watering cans and gardening tools with the right side of the brain that just won't quit?  It's not what you get, it's who you get - Freeland Tanner. I've written about this exceptional man and his equally impressive wife, Sabrina, many times before (here and here), as well featuring their garden in both of my books.  Some of you might even [read more]
As many of my readers may know, I adore chickens and have had several grace my garden over the years. Note the past tense. While I love them dearly, I've finally realized they're best enjoyed in other people's gardens.  I can't bear to keep them cooped up (no pun intended) in a chicken run, so I would end up letting them free range to their heart's content in my fairly small garden.Yes, they're as picturesque as can be, but [read more]
  I love repurposed items in the garden. Things that may be broken or have lost their usefulness are all too often headed to the dump.  But 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. Here's [read more]
Cool idea! How to re-purpose those outdated fireplace tools..... [read more]