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Jeanie’s Woodsy Fairy Garden

Garden Craft Tutorial: Woodland Fairy Garden in a hollow log! Girls may grow up, but rarely lose their fascination with creating tiny worlds that let their imaginations run wild. Remember the fashion to create elaborate and detailed dollhouses? Now, our thoughts turn to fairy gardens! Here, Jeanie describes how she made a woodland garden as a fairy habitat.

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14 Gifts for Flea Market Gardeners

Holiday and birthday gift guide for Flea Market Gardeners! If you can’t mange to wangle a truck load of rocks or mulch (a really good idea!), here is a good page to stick under the nose of a loved one, to give them an idea of gifts that we Flea Market Gardeners like. Many of the things we especially like ...

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Create Healthy Soil For Healthy Plants

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Anyone who likes to garden knows that healthy plants come from healthy soil. But most of us in the foothills aren’t blessed with that. We have to work at making it. You’ll learn how to make your soil the best that it can be at a free “Nurturing the Soil” workshop by Mariposa County Master Gardeners president ...

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Christmas Springs, Christmas Springs!

It’s ‘spring’ for the holidays! Due to a mysterious surplus of rusty bed springs amongst us here at Flea Market Gardening,…many ‘spring’ projects have been used this Fall in Holiday decorations this year! Here’s what has been done by our gardening crafters:

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Barb’s Terrific Tailgate Bench

Upcycle a rusty old tailgate by making it into a garden bench Transform an old vintage Chevy tailgate, a few old license plates and some awesome wagon wheels into a gorgeous outdoor bench? This was a joint effort between Barb Buckley and her friend, Larry Bond,…Barb was the project director and Larry was the creative welder.

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Debbie’s 'Trash to Treasure’ Garden

Debbie Haer lives and gardens in Tipp, Ohio, north of Dayton. Her Mom knew for some reason that she’d be a junk dealer,…as a child, she was always collecting old things and bringing them home in her wagon. Sure enough, she eventually opened her junk shop, Trash to Treasure at her home and we discovered her when she posted some ...

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Build a Personalized Lamp

Do you have an object with special meaning that just sits in a in your home collecting dust. Why not turn it into a lamp. It’s easy, inexpensive and will help fulfill your creative needs.

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Jeanne’s Barnwood ‘Blooms’

Barnwood Blooms and Other Projects Using Old Barn Wood Many people have an affection or obsession really, for old barns and collect photos of them, me included! These old buildings have done their job, sheltering animals and equipment and slowly sink into oblivion, but their wood continues to weather well. Vintage barns are beloved symbols of a society that values ...

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Flea Market Pumpkins: Crazy Love

17 Awesomely Different Pumpkin Ideas from Flea Market gardeners Real or plastic, all white , steam punk, repurposed and upcycled, cement or even paper, we love using pumpkins and making pumpkins and decorating with pumpkins. I haven’t quite figured out how Simply Bungalow made or acquired those cement pumpkins, but I intend to find out. And, I’ll let you know, ...

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