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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Mar 16, 2012 11:05 AM CST

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Debbie asked for this thread. We need a place to show ideas but be sure to include the links to the original.

It's for ALL of us so please join in and post your favorites too!


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Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA (Zone 6a)
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rcn48
Mar 16, 2012 11:19 AM CST
Thanks Vicki, they're not actually "my" ideas but things I've found from searching online while I'm out of commission. Everything from fairy house doors, bottle cutting without a bottle cutter, etc. and even some cute ideas I've found on Etsy. I'll start posting them soon and hope if anyone else has seen ideas they'll post them as well. Smiling I'm getting psyched for another summer of creative garden art! Whistling
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America
Purslane Garden Art Garden Ideas: Level 2 Region: North Carolina
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vic
Mar 16, 2012 11:20 AM CST

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Thank YOU Debbie for all your contribution! Can't wait to see everyone's ideas Hurray!
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Name: Tee
TN (Zone 7a)
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Mar 16, 2012 11:46 AM CST
Hurray!
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Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA (Zone 6a)
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rcn48
Mar 16, 2012 1:34 PM CST
Darn, I had planned to post a few things but I was right in the middle of adding photos to the Plant Database. I kept finding photos of plants that I haven't had in years and got sidetracked searching to see if someone online still has them available! Rolling on the floor laughing Let me check for my "ideas" and I'll be back soon! Whistling
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA (Zone 6a)
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rcn48
Mar 16, 2012 3:01 PM CST
For some reason I'm obsessed with "hands" this year! Hilarious! A few of these I know would be easy enough to try....

Some really clever ideas on this Etsy shop - The Dusty Raven: http://www.etsy.com/shop/thedustyraven?ref=seller_info

Not so sure about the barbed wire with this one but a nice mosaic ball would work! Thumbs up

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Love his "light bub" spiders! Maybe someone can figure out how to make them? Confused

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If I only had the budget for a few of these but alas I'll have to try to figure out how I could mimic it. Illuminated planters by Rotoluxe! Lovey dubby $170 and up! Thumbs down

http://www.rotoluxe.com/pages/products.php
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"Got shovels" ?? Take a look at these GIANT pine cones by Sculptor Patrick Plourde . Found them on Art Collector Maine: http://www.artcollectormaine.com/?artist=patrick-plourde

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I'll keep looking for more to post....

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Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA (Zone 6a)
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rcn48
Mar 16, 2012 4:02 PM CST
Oops, forgot to post this pic. This is the first image I found of the illuminated pots - from the same company I think? Edited to add: they're from Certified Lighting. http://certified-lighting.com/garden-lighting.php
Illuminated spheres!

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So....these aren't planters but they're still cool AND cheap! Here's the DIY instructions with lots more images of the "glowing orbs" in the garden. http://www.theartofdoingstuff.com/glowing-orbs/

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I apologize for the scatterbrained, no rhyme--no reason, posting - I'm just grabbing the photos at random. Sticking tongue out

Here's a couple of ideas for birdhouses - this one is REALLY clever! An old teapot! Lovey dubby From a UK site, Eden Project http://www.edenproject.com/shop/Teapot-Bird-Nester.aspx

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This one is "green" - a green roof! Tutorial here: http://gardentherapy.ca/green-roof-birdhouse-tutorial/

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Mar 16, 2012 4:31 PM CST
It's all so cool! Thank you Debbie! Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
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GordonHawk
Mar 16, 2012 4:43 PM CST
Love the teapot birdhouse.. oh.. and anything that glows... I'd made jewlery that glowed.. and I've a glowing plant stake I'll post a picture of when there's something alive on it again..
Name: Trish
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Trish
Mar 16, 2012 4:53 PM CST

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A friendly reminder that we want to give credit or link the pictures back to the original source so that credit is given to the creator Thumbs up

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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Mar 16, 2012 5:06 PM CST

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Debbie, you can edit anything easily with the links too.

I love the illuminated night lights!!!
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America
Purslane Garden Art Garden Ideas: Level 2 Region: North Carolina
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vic
Mar 16, 2012 6:16 PM CST

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I have no idea if we're supposed to put the link or the photo first so..... wonderful moderator, aren't I Whistling

http://katie-d-i-d.blogspot.com/2007/09/weird-wacky-and-wond...


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Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA (Zone 6a)
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rcn48
Mar 16, 2012 6:42 PM CST
Here's one that would be simple enough to do with children! Lanterns from recycled tin cans. http://1800recycling.com/2010/11/recycled-tin-lantern/

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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America
Purslane Garden Art Garden Ideas: Level 2 Region: North Carolina
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vic
Mar 16, 2012 6:45 PM CST

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Oh, I love that Hurray!
ALL THINGS PLANTS ~ Garden Art ~ Purslane & Portulaca ~
CUBITS ~ Trust in the Lord ~ Heart Strength ~
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA (Zone 6a)
I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member Creator of ATP Logo and other graphics Region: Virginia Garden Art Cat Lover
Dog Lover Ferns Hostas Hellebores Heucheras
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rcn48
Mar 16, 2012 6:53 PM CST
Here's another tutorial from the same blog that made the glowing orbs for the garden.
http://www.theartofdoingstuff.com/outdoor-orbs-part-ii-how-t...
I know some of you must have been collecting some of these glass globes? You can usually get them for $1.00 at Goodwill, etc. and sometimes even less! These were designed as bird feeders but I'm wondering if they could be used as birdhouses?

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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Southwest Gardening Region: United States of America Birds Hummingbirder Container Gardener I sent a postcard to Randy!
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Boopaints
Mar 16, 2012 6:53 PM CST

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Love them all. This is fun! I'll go get my current favorite and be back soon.

Vicki, it doesn't matter. as long as we link it. Thumbs up
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Southwest Gardening Region: United States of America Birds Hummingbirder Container Gardener I sent a postcard to Randy!
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Boopaints
Mar 16, 2012 7:02 PM CST

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I LOVE THIS!

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http://cindydyer.wordpress.com/2008/05/25/then-on-to-craft-p...
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA (Zone 6a)
I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member Creator of ATP Logo and other graphics Region: Virginia Garden Art Cat Lover
Dog Lover Ferns Hostas Hellebores Heucheras
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rcn48
Mar 16, 2012 7:11 PM CST
Cute! Thumbs up I've seen some using the small terra cotta pots for a windchime, I'll have to try to find it.

Another concrete project but looks simple enough - fire bowl tutorial! http://b3hd.blogspot.com/2011/10/project-1-rock-bowl-flame-3...


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Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA (Zone 6a)
I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member Creator of ATP Logo and other graphics Region: Virginia Garden Art Cat Lover
Dog Lover Ferns Hostas Hellebores Heucheras
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rcn48
Mar 16, 2012 7:22 PM CST
One last one for this evening....I posted this on the Container forum but it's such a great idea I wanted to make sure everyone here sees it. Again, involving concrete but doesn't look too difficult? From Martha Stewart's site, a tutorial from a few years ago. http://www.marthastewart.com/270325/how-to-make-stone-plante...


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Name: Amber
Oklahoma (Zone 7b)
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AmberLee
Mar 16, 2012 8:48 PM CST
Oh my gosh those are some neat ideas. I had to laugh at the shovel pine cone. I used to break so many shovels. My DH won't let me buy any shovels that don't have a fiberglass handle. This is top secret but I have broken one of those too. lol I just paint the metal part and stick in my flowerbeds.
I don't have a picture but I have taken springs from an old chair painted them then buried part of it so it will stand up and attached a small wooden sign with a garden saying on it to the top. I don't know if this has been done before I just got the idea when I was burning an old chair and the springs were left in the burn pile.

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