Category Archives: PROJECTS – GARDEN

from RE-CYCLE to UP-SCALE Useful Garden Art

A few weeks ago I stopped at a garage sale and picked up this metal barrier.  I was told that it was used as a barrier around a public sign at a park.  At the time I wasn’t sure how … Continue reading

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From ‘Free’ to Fantanstic – Free Grating makes a Great Gabion Garden Bench

One Sunday last summer we were on our way to a friend’s house to pick something up. We passed a house with this grating by the side of the road and a sign that said FREE. Needless to say… we … Continue reading

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Up-cycled Mailbox garden storage

Great Garden Storage, where you need it…   wp.me/p2kNeQ-84

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RE-PURPOSED LIGHT FIXTURES MAKE GREAT MINI-GREENHOUSES

I love to find a great deal. I love to re-purpose something someone might just add to a landfill. I love to see my plant treasures thriving in my garden Sometimes you just need a ‘mini-greenhouse’ to get some tender plants … Continue reading

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The Newest Re-Cycle Treasure – Bat House

I found this great bat house for $6.00 at a garage sale. It was never used. It was purchased at a bat conservation fundraiser for about $70.00. It had been hanging out in a damp garage for a few years. … Continue reading

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ART IN THE CHICKEN COOP

ART IN THE CHICKEN COOP

Why not art in the chicken coop. It can be an important part of your landscape. Why not make it attractive by adding some artistic touches. Stained glass window – reused, recycled, up-cycled… from garage sale to the chicken coop! We’ve used this with other blue accents in this part of the garden.

This is the south side of the chicken coop (fortress) to see more check out ourhomeinthewoods@wordpress.com http://wp.me/p2kNeQ-by

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Chicken Coop – North Side

Chicken Coop – North Side.

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Chicken Coop – North Side

Chicken Coop - North Side

This is the north side of the chicken coop. The gravel path goes to the kitchen door, so there is easy dry access between the coop and the house all year. The Roof: to the left of the peak are 4 skylights. I’m sure the chickens appreciate their mountain top view. to the right of the roof peak is a living roof. To see the rest of this chicken coop (the fortress) see: ourhomeinthewoods@wordpress.com or http://wp.me/p2kNeQ-by

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CHICKEN COOP (fortress) west facing wall

CHICKEN COOP (fortress) west facing wall

This side has a heavy woven small grid wire panel. The panel weighs about 200 lbs. It keeps animals out, while allowing for good ventilation. Deep concrete walls with concrete footings keep animals from digging under. The living succulent roof on this side helps absorb rain and helps to maintain temperatures. Excess water drains to a gutter and out into a spot under the lawn. Chickens have a perch so they can see out, since they love to watch whatever is going on in the back yard and we can see and hear them easily. Win Win!
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Garden Art, Garden Jewelry

 Have fun and use your imagination when adding art to your garden. This a fun little piece of jewelry.  I used a pin like this, right out of my jewelry box when we were tiling our shower 10 years ago.   I … Continue reading

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