Recycled Garden + Contest

I’ve started a new contest on the site. The prizes are copies of Tsia Carson’s book, “Craftivity.” I tend to make contests that are simple to enter but thought it would be fun to do one that is more interactive. I love to see the inventive things you are doing in your gardens. I also think it’s important in a gardening media that is saturated with images of pricey, hyper-perfect gardens to get as many images of gardens by you and me out into the world as possible. Your little pot of basil set on the stoop is just as valid as anything seen in the glossy pages of a magazine.

So in the spirit of Tsia’s book I thought it would be inspiring to see how you are making use of former tin cans, plastic bottles, and other items from the roadside economy in your gardening practice. And to get the ball rolling I’ve tagged a bunch of my own images on Flickr so you can see that we’re not looking for over-the-top submissions here (although those are great) but simple and creative solutions to recycling and reusing.

Visit the contest page for more details and submission details.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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One thought on “Recycled Garden + Contest

  1. Alas, my green thumb does not exist. It is purple. I try my best to no avail! Instead I will lurk here at the contest page and wait for the entries. I did, however, take a proactive stance. I have an intervention planned for my poor plants – the other day the YOU GROW GIRL book came via Canada Post… yay! i haven’t had a chance to crack ti yet, but I will! Perhaps my basil can be saved yet?

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