Profile: Flea Market Gardening

Sue Langley

Flea Market Gardening is a sharing site, the work of many talented gardeners from the United States and around the world, who post photos and stories of their gardens and tell of their love for re-using old Flea Market and junk shop finds in a creative way. Many, many people have found a ‘home’ here where they are understood!
Sue Langley, a passionate gardener and photographer lives and gardens with her husband and Corgi, Maggie on 7 acres just south of Yosemite, Zone 7 at 3000 feet. She manages the Flea Market Gardening Facebook page and website.

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Dish it in the Garden…!

Here, see nine new ideas for DIY craft projects using china, glass plates and dishes. Birdbaths, garden art and collections all created by our Flea Market Gardeners.
Note: For all of these projects, you only need a few ‘art supplies’ and our favorite glue, GE II Silicone (also called Momentive Perform Material.)
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Linda's Easy Pumpkin Man!

Easy Autumn project!
Fair warning! This will be the “Fall Project to Do” this year, for sure. Easy, four scrap boards and a little paint. Our own Linda Gladman, of Decor Nest says, “With fall quickly approaching and our dear niece’s birthday we decided to make this “scarecrow” from leftover fence boards.”
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Pretty Propagating in a Flea Market Garden

We've got 6 easy ways to propagate plants in a Flea Market garden!
Propagating plants is making new plants from existing ones in your garden.
Anyone can be a plant propagator with these easy, traditional and low-tech techniques that are perfect for our California foothills. It’s fun and economical, and you’ll be surprised to see how easy it is with these plants and techniques. Six fun ways!
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Post a Mailbox in the Garden

When you order a new mailbox, re-purpose the old mailbox in your garden! Turn your leftover into a garden focal point - Fleamarket Gardening Style!
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Make A Garden Planter From A Mailbox!

Gardening Fun – Recycle a mailbox!
You might have heard of a mailbox planter, but have you seen a mailbox that is a planter? When I saw Myra Glandon’s mailbox transformed into a planter, I filed the idea away for future,…I really loved hers! All I needed was the old mailbox to start my own project.

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12 Autumn Wreaths - Flea Market Style!

Presenting inspiration for your Autumn wreaths, all handmade by our Flea Market Gardeners!
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What to do with Your Halloween Pumpkin After...

Halloween is over, but you've got pumpkins all over the place - what's a Flea Market Gardener to do? We love finding new uses for old things! Here are ideas ranging from the delicious to the satisfyingly practical!
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Amazing FMG Befores and Afters!

Next time you come across something ordinary, get ready to give it a healthy dose of quirkiness! Read on for inspiration!
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Gears and Gadgets as Garden Art

Tips and tricks for using scrap metal pieces in the garden!
We're showcasing 12 different ways to upcycle metal scraps into clever garden art. Metal is fabulous in the garden because it lasts and lasts. It also rusts charmingly, with what we like to call a patina of the crusty kind:-)
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9 Reasons We Love Succulents

Sensational Succulents and why we like them…
We'll tell you some of our favorite things about these garden stars (they multiply like magic!), and show off three really fun projects for you to try!

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Outdoor Patio Living, Flea Market Style

Cool down summer with these ideas for fantastic patios! Keeping it simple, these are minimal maintenance, easy to care and a just plain fun to decorate with Flea Market finds, of course!

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Using Recycled Doors as Garden Backgrounds

Open the door to a great new Flea Market Gardening idea - we LOVE this!

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Creative Containers: Vintage Toolbox Planters!

How to recycle and old toolbox into a great planter for the garden!
Almost anything can be repurposed for a unique, one-of-a-kind planter. An old toolbox is one of the most charming Flea Market gardening containers - in either metal or wood. Here are two How To planting projects using a metal and wooden toolboxes and a gallery of our best examples.

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Glossy Garden Art Using Bowling Balls

The humble bowling ball will never look the same again! Take a look at how they'll seem right at home in your garden!!

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Sue’s ‘Rock Star’ Mosaic Rocks

Transform these river stones into mosaic masterpieces with just a few simple supplies! Sue Gerdes, of Flea2Fab, her garden art craft business, shows you how to do a brilliant and colorful new project in her usual, delightful way. These garden stone crafts make unique and sparkly outdoor decorations that will endure all the elements.

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Make A Molded Bird Seed Wreath

How to Make a Bird Seed Wreath for your feathered friends!
Try this easy ring pan mold from unflavored gelatin and bird seed and watch the bird flock to it! This idea was discovered last month and it caused a ripple effect amongst the Flea Market Gardening gang that even now spreads ever wider. I love when ideas circulate like this!

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Flea Market Christmas Gardens

There’s no reason to stop decorating when you reach the back door. Continue right out into the garden! Many holiday decorations can transition easily into ‘gifts’ for the birds, as in decorated trees, or can act as focal points that add some color to a snowy or barren garden scene. It really makes decorating fun when it’s this simple! And festive!
See what these clever garden crafters have done...!

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Anis’s Sweet Garden Vignettes

Welcome to a Malaysian juntique garden! Anis Zuraini sent in some shabby sweet pictures of her garden near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia that somehow remind me of the tiny Hello Kitty ensembles my daughter loved as a child. Anis knows how to put together a garden vignette, a ‘little scene’ in her small garden. Each corner contains another creative combination in her collection in a decidedly Spring-like setting.

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24 Best FMG Containers To Look For Now

If you have some of these unique containers tucked into a flower bed as an accent, you’re well on your way to Flea Market Gardening heaven! The various metals, woods and whimsical vessels here may surprise you…
Some are easy to find, and if you know how to display them, become brilliant. Others are one-of-a-kind treasures to add to your mental shopping list. See how many of these you have. Let’s go!

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Flea Market Halloween Garden Party

Spooky and glamorous…and fun!
The air is getting crisper at night, which means Halloween is near….but far enough away so YOU can plan your own Halloween themed party,…our style! It was Myra Glandon’s daughter’s 40th birthday and Angela wanted to have a witch-themed party. “We tried to do inexpensively, but nice, Myra says.”
*Photos courtesy of Jennifer Robinson of 10 & Co Photography

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Save A Favorite Pot In The Garden

A big wind in the West blew over my camellia again! I’m surprised the pot didn’t break,…again! I love the color and thick sides of this pot, so for a long time it sat by my potting table waiting for inspiration...

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Classiest All-Glass Totems For The Garden

Turn ordinary glassware into the perfect garden art with these design tips from our readers. Here we concentrate on just glass, whether clear or colored and how to achieve a polished look. We’ll also show what pieces to use, how to find them and where to place them in the garden.

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How To Create A Flea Market Garden Vignette

We all have flower containers in our gardens and plenty of Flea Markets finds. Assembling them all into pretty combinations is what we’ll show you how to do here..in 4 steps!
We call these combinations vignettes which means ‘pretty little scenes’ These vignettes are the essence of Flea Market gardening. There are three simple steps, three secrets that you must know to create these pretty scenes I your garden. Here we go!

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Christy’s Plant-Lover’s Garden

Christy Morrow is a Plant lover who knows her style…cottage gardens! She’s found that her style mixes well with her Flea Market finds. Blessed now with room to spread out in her Zone 7 garden, she studied gardening in her new state of Tennessee, planted like crazy and the gardens bloomed under her guiding gloved hand.
If you’re a plant lover, you’ll love knowing all the names of all the flowers in Christy’s garden.

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Faucet Handle Flowers

Faucet handles and vintage spigots capture a Flea Market Gardener’s imagination and garden art is the result!
Here are four projects you can do and all the places to find your faucets. Sometimes the inspiration comes from an unexpected place…..

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'Found Object' Owls To Guard Your Garden

An old box of metal odds and ends, kitchen implements and hardware can become garden art assemblages in the hands of a Flea Market Gardener. This is yard art of the most fun kind,…you can let your imagination do the rest.

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Mason Jar Magic With Solar Lights

Fun, easy and beautiful…
…solar lanterns for outdoor tables. Complete tutorial! Jeanne Sammons says, “Here are my Mason jars that I leave out all Winter! I just added the wreath & need some red berries, I think. That’s a crazy solar owl on the other side … still ‘shining’ from last year.”

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Recipes For Fairy Trees: Step By Step

Enchanting miniature ‘tree’ gardens!
10 Step by Step ‘Recipes’ for fairy gardens you can create around any tree in your garden, plus, a look into the deep foresty world of fairy house maker, Sally Smith and a fascinating video of how she works! If you have a tree in your garden, you can create a little fairy magic all your own!

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Easy To Make Dish Flowers

Easy to make dish flowers...
…Plus 5 ways to attach them to the ‘stems!’
Our Flea Market Gardening experts show how to make dish flowers, how to attach the ‘stems’ and how to put on the finishing touches!
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