Creative Gardening Ideas

I must admit that I am not a normal gardener.  I don’t enjoy conventional landscape plans. I don’t invest in fancy garden structures or planters.   To me, a garden should show the style of the person who lives near it.  And I love to use existing things from around the house if possible, and creative gardening ideas really appeal to me.

Creative ideas on a budget

Thinking Outside the Box with These Creative Gardening Ideas

These are a few Creative Gardening Ideas that are great for those on a budget.  I would love to try any and all of them.

creative gardening ideasI am a musician at heart and this bass fiddle planted with impatiens is just lovely.  I’ve also seen this with an old piano.  The weather would get to it eventually but it would be lovely for a time.  Source:  Img Fave.

creative gardeing ideas rustic pailOne of my all time favorites. A rusty pail with an acrylic tear drop purchased from any Michael’s store makes this faucet very special.  The only source I can find for this project is Pinterest.  (If you are the originator of the idea, please provide a link and I’ll update the source link.)

creative gardening ideas tree stumpI’ve also seen old tree stumps made into checker’s tables.  I love the flowers on top and around it.  Makes an eyesore just lovely.  Source:  Moteris. It

teapotI love the way the tea pot drips water into the simple planter arrangement.  Source Julie S on Hometalk.

Old rake makes a great tool holder.An old rake head fashioned into a tool holder. Such a creative idea!  Source Better Homes and Gardens.

Do you have an old coffee pot carafe?  Don’t throw it out!  Turn it into a coffee pot terrarium. It is simple to do and saves on time watering plants.

herbs labelsThese are so easy to do an yet so effective.  Will need try make some herb labels like this for my garden this year.  Source:  Simple Details.

Do you have other creative gardening ideas you would like to share?  Please add your ideas in the comment section below.  I would love to hear your suggestions.


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  20 comments for “Creative Gardening Ideas

  1. Fiona Bell
    01/28/2016 at 8:29 am

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    • Fiona Bell
      01/28/2016 at 8:34 am

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      • Carol
        01/28/2016 at 10:28 am

        I don’t sell garden products. Amazon UK has it in stock.

  2. Lin
    04/17/2017 at 12:45 am

    Absolutely love all the creative ideas for your garden. I am doing the same sort of “out of the box” designing inside. I’ve just bought this house & as soon as I’ve completed the inside I’ll be tackeling the outside. Please post more cool photos.

    • Carol
      04/17/2017 at 9:22 am

      Hi Lin. Glad you liked the creative ideas. Good luck on your projects. Carol

    • Dede Patrick
      06/13/2017 at 6:11 am

      I have an old rocking chair that I would love to incorporate into my flower beds any ideas on plants. I live in Central Mississippi

      • Carol
        06/13/2017 at 11:37 am

        Sounds like a fun idea, Dede. Any annual plants available at your local nurseries or garden centers would be a good idea. Carol

  3. Marge
    04/18/2017 at 7:41 am

    I have some large try stumps hat would look lovely. They are flat on top. Can I still do this?

    • Carol
      04/18/2017 at 9:45 am

      Hi Marge, You would have to hollow out the tree stumps if you wanted to add soil and plant in them. If you want to just use them flat, you could add plant pots in a cluster for a similar look. Carol

  4. Herman Veley
    06/21/2017 at 4:46 pm

    And old bath tub creative gardening how does that sound,..

    • Carol
      06/21/2017 at 6:18 pm

      Sounds good to me in the right setting.

  5. Larry (retired Architect)
    07/17/2017 at 8:49 am

    Tree stumps are abundant where I live, deep in the Old Black Oak forest in SE Oklahoma. Made one inside my vegetable garden into a potting shelf. Another one, over 200 years old that finally had to come down, 30″ diameter, 22″ diameter hollow inside, will be made into a combo waterfall/planter.
    Any ideas as to how to keep squirrels out of my fenced veggie garden? They’ve decimated my corn, strawberries, blackberries, squash, carrots, onions, and cucumbers! So far have left my zucchini and potatoes alone.

    • Carol
      07/17/2017 at 11:10 am

      The squirrels around here are a nuisance for me too. This article might be helpful, Larry. Carol

  6. Sara Otto
    08/02/2017 at 2:30 pm

    What about a fairy garden? My daughter has one started using an old tree stump, and I have made some trolls for it. What else would be good? Thanks much for any ideas you may have.

    • Carol
      08/02/2017 at 3:10 pm

      Hi Sara. I saw a cute photo once of a small door attached to a tree stump to indicate that a fairy lived inside the stump. It was cute. Fairy Gardens are very popular on my Facebook page. Carol

  7. Helen
    11/18/2017 at 4:43 pm

    A rusty old wheel barrow was left behind in the older home we bought. I immediately filled it with geraniums and white alyssum. It went under the pecan tree in the back yard. It was stunning. The house inside needed renovating but looking out and seeing what could be done with the old inspired us to do a great job inside.

    • Carol
      11/18/2017 at 9:42 pm

      Hi Helen. It sounds very pretty! Carol

  8. 09/28/2018 at 5:56 am

    Oh wow, Amazing creative ideas! I’m surely going to implement these ideas in my lawn and garden. Really helpful.
    This article is bookmarked!
    Keep it up! Thanks 🙂

  9. Carol
    03/10/2019 at 11:51 am

    I’m looking for a quilt pattern for You Are My Sunshine. All I’ve found so far are sites selling quilts. Do you know where to get the patterns?

    • Carol
      03/10/2019 at 12:19 pm

      I have no idea where to find them.

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