Recycling in the Garden


| 2/21/2019 10:25:00 AM


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Recycled materials can create a stunning garden entry. Photo by Ron Wynn.

We're big on gardening around here. These days there are just the two of us; still, we have about 5400 square feet of gardening space, and we fill it up with veggies and fruits.

After spending a staggering amount of money and time building a protective deer fence (after all, who wants to put all that effort into gardening only to have wildlife get to its reward before you do?), we wanted our garden to be as visually stunning as it is productive.

But after the fence expenses, we needed frugal decorative gardening options. Here’s how we found a new home in our garden for objects that might otherwise have been discarded and a few tips for finding free or inexpensive décor for your own garden.



Recycled Raised Beds and Paths

Our garden is on the side of a mountain, so we terraced it with raised beds. We think raised beds are best for lots of reasons, including easy access for aging bodies. We had lots of old pine siding sitting around from a recent home renovation and decided to use them for temporary terraced raised beds, at least temporarily. They’ve held up just fine for several years now.





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