Best Gardens – Creative Gardening Ideas

Here are some of my favorites gardening ideas from the best of the internet.  The ideas range from soup to nuts.  There is something for all gardening styles here.  My only requirement for a recipe to land on this page is that it must inspire me and have something to do with creative gardening.

These 15 creative gardening ideas are a treasure trove of inspiration for your garden.

Searching the Web for Best Gardens and Gardening Ideas

The page is updated often, so be sure to check back often.  If you find a best garden idea that you like, just click on the link below the image to go to the website for instructions.

Potting bench from Organized ClutterMy friend Carlene at  Organized Clutter took an old kitchen sink and turned it into a wonderful potting bench.  Carlene is amazing at creating lovely vignettes like this.

Cat garden stones from Bits and PiecesLove cats?  This cute puzzle showing feline stepping stones on a garden path from Bits and Pieces is just adorable. I’d love to have the actual stepping stones!  

Air plant sea shells from Air plant shopAir plants are often quite small.  That makes them perfect for these adorable Sea Shell Planters from the Air Plant Shop.  Love this look!   Be sure to check out this post for more creative air plant holders.

Stone garden flowers from Dave 450 on EtsyDave 450 on Etsy use polished stones to make flowers and dragonflies for your garden.  He has many designs available in his shop. 

stone hedgehog from Live Internet RussiaHow adorable are these unique rock hedgehogs featured on Live Internet Russian?  If you have a creative talent, you could fashion something like this from hypertufa cement and polished rocks. 

Topiary toadstool from Sow and DipityTopiary is the practice of pruning or clipping plants into interesting shapes. These Toad stool topiaries are amazing.  Shelly from Sow & Dippity snapped the photo at Vandusen Gardens on a visit at Christmas

Chair planter from The T CozyGot a tired and worn out Vintage Chair?  Do what The T Cozy did.  Turn it into a chair planter.   The dramatic coleus plant adds so much color. Coleus is grown for it’s colorful foliage and it put to great use here..

Succulent planters made from music instruments

My husband came home one day with a box of old musical instruments for me to “make into something for my garden.”  (He is fond of doing this and I never quite knowhat he will show up with.)  I turned them into some fun musical planters for some annuals

Butterfly garden stones from Lin WellfordLin Wellford does the most amazing job of rock painting. In this photo she has hand painted patio stones with butterflies. See more of her designs at Art of Rock Painting

Solar water fountain from Hay NeedleThis is one of my favorites by far.  HayNeedle has an enchanting ceramic waterfall and bird bath. It has a lovely cascading design and is solar powered to save on energy! 

Coffee pot terrarium

I love using common household items to turn them into creative gardening projects.  This fun coffee pot terrarium used to give me a morning cup of coffee. Now it houses some small succulents and air plants.  Charming!

Tea pot bird feeder from Not on the High StreetI have seen vintage tea pots used as bird feeders before. This adorable design from Not on the High Street has such a nostalgic design.  

Herb markers from Harlly HousewivesDon’t throw those broken plant pots away!  This idea from Hardly Housewives shows them using the pieces to turn them into herb garden markers.   I have done something similar in one of my projects. I turned some old wooden spoon into garden markers.

Pergola swingI am a fan of garden seating areas. I have them in almost all of my garden beds.  This lovely garden swing hangs from a pergola that is surrounded by a landscaped garden setting. I  cannot find the original source but found this on Pinterest and wanted to share it for inspiration.

BromeliadMother Nature is creative all on her own! Bromeliads are so unusual – at first they look quite ordinary and then a pod emerges from their centers.  Once this opens you are in for a treat.   They display the most spectacular and unusual “flowers”.  Collection of Creative gardening ideas

What have you used in your garden for creative gardening ideas?  I’d love to see some of your creations in the comments below! 


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  5 comments for “Best Gardens – Creative Gardening Ideas

  1. DEBRA
    03/02/2016 at 10:26 am

    WOULD LIKE DIRECTIONS ON HUB CAP FLOWERS THANK YOU. DEB

    • Carol
      03/02/2016 at 4:14 pm

      Hi Debra. I don’t have a project like this on my site but if you go to Instructables.com you can find one.

  2. 05/18/2016 at 2:44 pm

    Love the white pergola please help me with how to build plans found on Pinterest by you Carol Speake White pergola surrounded by steped garden

    • Carol
      05/18/2016 at 7:51 pm

      Hi Rebecca. I’m afraid I don’t have the plans for it. I found it on Pinterest and have looked on Google but cannot find who has plans for it. Carol

  3. Laurann Rogers
    06/15/2017 at 5:16 pm

    Love these tips awsome

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