We’re Joyful about Junk!

recycled wagon

A little red wagon is perfect for holding planters and moving them from spot to spot in the garden throughout the season to fill in empty spots while new plants are maturing and as old plants begin to fade. Note – this is not a contest entry – just and idea photo from our Your Easy Garden Editors.

PHOTO CONTEST!! 

WE HAVE A WINNER!  Scroll down to see the winning photo of a tool shed made of old doors by Trisha and Regan in California.    Thanks to all who entered the contest!

Show us how you’ve recycled, upcycled or repurposed items for use in your garden by entering our “Recycled Items in the Garden” photo contest. Repurposing discarded items for functional or decorative use the garden is a growing trend.  We’ve seen lots of neat ideas but would love to see how you’ve turned castoffs and “junk” into joyful pieces for your garden.

The contest will begin September 20th and photo entries will be accepted from September 20th through October 20th .  The 3 top vote-getting winners will be announced on October 22nd.

Our Grand Prize winner will receive a $100 Gardener’s Supply Company Gift Card; 2nd and 3rd prize winners will receive colorful Tropicanna canvas tote bags from Tesselaar Plants.

To enter, upload your photo to the Your Easy Garden Facebook page and tell us a little bit about it.   (Uploaded photos will be approved several times a day, so if you don’t see your photo immediately, check back later that day.)  Then ask your friends to vote for their favorite photos by “liking” your photo on Facebook, commenting on your photo here on our blog, or by re-pinning your photo on our “Recycled/Repurposed Items for the Garden” Pinterest board (we’ll add your photos to this board for voting purposes).

All photos must be originals.  You can enter multiple photos if you’d like.

We look forward to seeing how you’ve turned trash into treasures for your garden!

You voted for your favorite “repurposed items in the garden” photo below by commenting here and telling us which is your favorite, “liking” your favorite photo on Facebook or repinning them on our REPURPOSED/RECYLED CONTEST BOARD in Pinterest!

Repurposed planter

Annette B repurposed an old firepit and planted with cheery Pursalene which blooms in the morning.

repurposed chair plant container

Annette B entered this photo of a lovely contrasting red chair with a yellow hibiscus

 

repurposed wagon

Tricia sent this picture of her mother’s old wagon, recycled into an herb garden.

 

repurposed doors

CONTEST WINNER . . . Tricia and Regan J created this cute tool shed from old doors!

 

repurposed windows and doors

Tricia and Reagan created this Storage Shed – made to look like an outhouse – from old doors and window frames.

 

cat house

Tricia J’s Tubby Cat has turned this broken planter into a cozy little house.

 

easy plant container

Michele J-P recycled this old plow and turned it into a simple plant container.

 

repurposed bike

This old bike was made the basket into a corn feeder for the deer. Denise P lined it with screen wire using clothes pins to hold it to the sides of the basket. This doe has visited several times.

repurposed bike

Denise P used an old 3 wheel bike that she can’t ride—and made the basket into a corn feeder for the deer. I lined it with screen wire using clothes pins to hold it to the sides of the basket.

 

repurposed pavers

Elizabeth S-K used old sidewalk pavers as a border for her gardens.

 

recycled items

Melody P found this old fencing in alley and repainted it for use as a trellis in her garden. She’s also reusing old cinder blocks and rocks from an old construction project for pathways and raised beds. You’ll also see a playground made from old pallets in the background.

 

recycled wooden pallets

Melody and Thomas P made this greenhouse out of old oversized pallets. they even used the old screws!

 

 

 

 

 

Upcycled chicken feeders

Old chicken feeders make perfect containers for sedum, especially ‘hens & chicks’. The decorative support stake for Tropicanna Black is made from some recycled wooden blocks and toys.  Note – this is not a contest entry – just and idea photo from our Your Easy Garden Editors.

 

repurposed furniture

This rural New England gardener used an old iron bed as a garden support, old wooden ladders as a trellis and turned an old milk house into a garden shed.  Note – this is not a contest entry – just and idea photo from our Your Easy Garden Editors.

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2 Responses to We’re Joyful about Junk!

  1. Graciebelle September 15, 2013 at 10:42 pm #

    Can’t wait to see the other ideas that come in on this contest! I love the old radio flyer picture – brings back memories

  2. Barbara October 16, 2013 at 1:51 am #

    love the red chair and yellow hibiscus!

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