Gardening on a Shoestring

100 Fun Upcycled Garden Projects

Gardening on a Shoestring
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Format: Paperback / softback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781591866718
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Description

Growing a pretty garden doesn't have to cost a pretty penny--learn how to create a low-cost garden using a little elbow grease, a lot of creativity, and this book.

Gardening on a Shoestring will ease the tension on any gardener's pocketbook, while inspiring them with fun, creative projects for up-cycling, gardening ideas, tips, and alternative designs that will make gardening a pleasure--and an economical one, to boot!

By combining classic gardening skills with ultra-creative ideas, author Alex Mitchell teaches readers 100 ways to up-cycle their gardens by creating ingenious green-thumb DIY projects and grow lush gardens. From up-cycling common objects (such as tin cans, old potato sacks, and colanders) to revisiting basic garden techniques (growing from seed, for example), a garden's overall cost can drop dramatically. Thanks to photography, illustrations, and plenty of additional tips, this book has plenty of fodder for readers to create a better garden.

Included in Gardening on a Shoestring are outdoor furnishing projects, edible gardening information, and sage advice for garden upkeep. Examples of what you'll find include:

Vintage tin herb garden

Tapestry of succulents

Garden center shopping tips

Water-bottle watering system

Gardening stools from old tires

How to notspend a fortune online

. . . and much more!

Whether you're a new homeowner tackling the mortgage monster, a renter not wanting to leave permanent traces in your temporary home, or a cost-conscious gardener looking for a slew of creative tips, this book belongs on your bookshelf.

The author

Alex Mitchell studied at the Chelsea Physic Garden and writes regularly for magazines and newspapers, including the Sunday Telegraph and Gardener's World magazine. For years, she has grown her own fruit, vegetables, and herbs, transforming her garden into a verdant and edible treasure trove. Mitchell is the author of The Edible Balcony (2010) and The Rurbanite (2013), both published by Kyle Books.

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Specs

Format: Paperback / softback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781591866718
Illustrations: 184 color photos
Size: 8.25 in x 9.8 in x 0.5 in / 209.55 mm x 248.92 mm x 12.7 mm
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