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Sherry’s Perfect Pallet Chairs

Some couples just love working on garden and building projects together. To me, this is the ideal marriage! ‘Cheap Seats’ Every Flea Market gardener needs some muscle, and companionship at times when doing the bigger projects outside. This is true for Sherry and Wendell Law from the Memphis area of Tennessee. Sherry entered her pallet chairs in our ‘Upcycled Spring!’ ...

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Sherry’s Perfect Pallet Chairs

Some couples just love working on garden and building projects together. To me, this is the ideal marriage! ‘Cheap Seats’ Every Flea Market gardener needs some muscle, and companionship at times when doing the bigger projects outside. This is true forSherry and Wendell Law from Memphis area of Tennessee. Sherry entered her pallet chairs in our ‘Upcycled Spring!’ contest last ...

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Sue’s Blingalicious Bowling Ball

Easy craft! After becoming inspired by decorated Bowling Balls (BBs), artist, Sue Gerdes from South Dakota and a long time member of Flea Market Gardening, developed a simple way to create a brilliantly sparkly bowling ball to decorate her garden. Here’s how she did it:

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Our Good Sierra Foothill Soil

Our ‘bad’ soil… I get comments all the time about ‘our bad soil’ in the Oakhurst, Coarsegold and North Fork areas. Giving this some thought, I’m wondering if gardeners are making use of the natural ‘mulch’ we have in pine needles and oak leaves.

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Rainy Spring Walk with Maggie

On a rainy day in April, I still take Maggie for her daily walk in the garden. It’s not cold and though Maggie’s not a fan of wet, she loves to walk and sniff, waggy, waggy…she sniffs everything! Just yesterday, I was weeding the meadow, dressed in a t-shirt and jeans, with the sun warm on my back. Now rain! ...

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A Flea Market Garden: Art or Junk?

Simply growing flowers and plants is not enough for a Flea Market gardener. If you have hung an old weathered sign in your garden or filled a galvanized bucket with petunias, you may be one! For some of us, we have an innate desire to grow plants in a variety of odd containers, in old tool boxes, in wire baskets ...

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Got Deer? Get Them To Stop Eating Your Plants!

I looked out my back door one morning last year, and realized that I could see my propane tank. It wasn’t that my eyesight had improved during the night, but rather that a bunch of munching deer had eaten all the leaves off the Photinia shrub that had, up until then, beautifully blocked my view of the unsightly thing. (The ...

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