Sometimes all it takes is some visual inspiration to get creative in the garden. I’ve gathered ideas for DIY garden art, sheds, repurposed tool creatures, growing herbs, unusual containers, arbors, and upcycling old items into something new and useful. Come find what you’re looking for!
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How to Get Ideas in Your Area
If you’re wondering what is possible in a garden in your area, I highly recommend local garden tours. Self-guided tours are an inexpensive way to grab some inspiration and meet other gardeners. Check your local garden clubs or horticultural society to see what they offer. Here they’re under $20 for an afternoon visiting a handful of backyard gardens. You will come home filled with ideas for your own space.
Visual Galleries Filled with Ideas
Many of the images you’ll see here are from local tours. Others are from my garden.
Just click on the links below to see all sorts of creativity from gardeners just like you and me.
Planters / Containers
Plants and wildlife are the life of the garden. How you arrange them provides the character. Interesting containers are an easy way to spruce things up.
- 21 Gorgeous Flower Planter Ideas
- Tipsy Pots + Topsy Turvy Towers Gallery
- Creative Ways to Grow Herbs
- Turn Old Bird Baths into Wonderful Planters
The Artistic Garden
I finally took the plunge and added strong bursts of colour to my garden. Here’s the results:
DIY Garden Art
Want to make something wonderful without breaking the bank?
- Garden Art Easel Gallery
- Garden Tool Art Animals
- Gorgeous Garden Art Balls using bowling balls and light fixtures
Extending the Growing Season
Don’t let a little cold weather stop you! From plain and practical to repurposed and fabulous, there’s lots of ways to provide plant protection and extend your growing season.
Sheds, Sheds, Sheds
Browse through these top picks to get inspiration for your own little building.
Arbors, Gates, and Repurposed Structures
If you want to add a focal point to the garden, vertical is the way to go!
- Favourite Arbors, Trellises, Obelisks, and other vertical structures
- Old doors and windows salvaged from houses make great garden structures
- Creative Garden Gate Ideas: Make An Entrance!
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~Melissa the Empress of Dirt ♛