Tag Archive | Repurpose, Reuse or Recycle

Reuse: Concrete Block Garden

Reclaimed Garden

(For more info, visit Studio G Blog)

What can you do with extra concrete blocks? How about making a wall garden or planter with them? Stack them, turn them, or even alternate blocks with negative space.

For more info, visit  Salvage Secrets Blog

Click here to go to J Peterson Garden Design for info about making your own concrete block garden planter wall.

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Outside In

Hana & George

I love have plants scattered around our flat all year round. We don’t have a garden and live in a city so I find it a brilliant way to create our own little oasis inside. I think that having pots and plants around is really uplifting. However, along the way I’ve also managed to kill a lot of plants and struggled to keeping them looking lovely so decided to do a little bit of research on how to keep the greenery alive! Here are a few tips that I found helpful…

* Choose the right plants for you – if you’re prone to killing your plants, the best thing to do is to try and buy hardy plants that like a bit of mistreatment. Cactus and succulents are good for this and I’ve found orchids can be left to their own devices! They only like to be watered once a week…

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Crafty Make: A Succulent in a Vintage Tea Cup and Saucer

Fika Print Design

SUCCULENTPLANTTEACUPA few months ago, I saw some mini succulent plants in white tea cups being sold at a garden centre for £10 each and thought “I bet I could do that cheaper?”. So, I have. For a grand total of £4.49, I made possibly one of the cutest gifts I’ve ever made (sort-of, more compiled) for my dear friend’s birthday. The gold Scandinavian leaf patterned vintage tea cup and saucer I found at a local table top sale for 50p and the flowering succulent I bought for £3.99. I excercised major will-power to not keep it for myself but will definitely be making more of these as I love them so much

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Plants + Mugs = Delightful

Musings of Heatherly.B

To my pleasant surprise, being a mug and plant nut can be expressed via all different avenues, even when I’m not even trying.

After this post, I must have been all too inspired as I created gifts for a friend’s shower, and another friend’s son’s wedding (not pictured – used same four variety of flowers).

Thought you might enjoy!

Mugs are from Anthropologie.com.
Plants from local Walmart.

We had a lovely visit and I cherish our friendship.

“The death of a friend is equivalent to the loss of a limb.”
– German Proverb

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More little xericstyle planters…


I had a lot of fun this morning – let me show you my latest…

This color knocks my socks off.  I first saw an Aloe dorotheae on danger garden,  and knew I had to have one.  Imagine how surprised I was when I went to the nursery for something else yesterday, a yucca jabbed through my wrist vein and I was bleeding all over the place, and then I looked over and saw THE aloe for 40% off!  Yep, it was all worth it!  

I really love the way it looks like a starburst.  I planted sedum makinoi ogon underneath to bring out the funky greens.

I have had this hanging tea light holder for years and I have used it for various things – but then it came to me today while planting my aloe and sedum combo – a hanging succulent garden!  Duh, of course!  I…

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DIY – Garden Planter

Living In Grace

Love this by Censational Girl. I like the muted natural tones of the rocks on the planter. Click HERE for more of her awesome projects!

Enjoy ~ Sarah xxx


diy: rock covered bucket

Basic ingredients for a rock covered bucket: strong (not flimsy!) metal can or bucket that holds its shape when moved (I chose this trash can); 2 sheets 12” x 12” river rock mesh tile; thin set mortar; grout (sanded or nonsanded); putty knife, large sponge.

If you want to make it a planter, punch a few holes in the bottom with a hammer and a thick nail first for drainage.  To adhere the river rocks to the metal bucket, I followed the same basic steps as I did with this mosaic planter, first applying a thick layer of thin set mortar then cutting the mesh tile with a box cutter and layering the tile on the outside…

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