Recycling + gardening? Too perfect! Gardening lends itself to reusing quite well. (What do you think compost is??) So well, in fact, I thought I'd share a couple of my favorite recent finds. Poetic Home is a blog full of stylish ideas that incorporate thrift store shopping with thoughtfully styled shots. It's like ruffling through an antique store on a lazy afternoon, planter potential hiding in every corner.
Not quite free spirited to try it on your own? How about adding a beautifully re-used plant marker or tea cup planter to the mix? Esther Coombs plant markers made from broken bits of china have gorgeous hand drawn depictions of what you're marking, delicately layered over old plate patterns for an intricate and fascinating addition to any garden.
Then there are the softly patina-ed, embossed markers from Monkeys Always Look. (Yep, this ape is telling you to definitely check out that shop.) A romantic addition for tea parties in the garden and a dab of whimsy for your flora while remembering what is really what.
Renee Garner has a passion to make things grow, although her brownish thumb wants her to believe otherwise. When mud pies aren't on the menu, you can find her doodling the days away at Wolfie and the Sneak.