Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Thrift shop finds are great for the garden

Thrift shops are a great source for finding inexpensive garden goods.

I love thrift shops AND they are very environmentally friendly, since they keep items out of the landfills. My favorite thrift shop find is anything that can be used in my gardens. I NEVER pass up any sort of usable bird house or watering can. You can never have too many of either. And old chairs, if they are cheap enough, can make wonderful private garden nooks or even plant stands. I put indoor plants in colorful mugs which can always be picked up for dimes or quarters and I love things that can hang from trees or from the rafters of our potting pergola.

And of course, if you want to create a scarecrow to help keep the birds away from your vegetable garden, a thrift store has everything you need.

So next time you drive by a thrift store, think of your garden. The more money you save on pots, planters and garden art, the more money you'll have to buy new plants! And many thrift stores are run by non-profit organizations raising money for their favorite causes. What's your favorite thrift store? Let us know!

Here's a great list I found online to help you start your search: Thrift Shops, Consignment Stores, and other ways to buy secondhand goods in the Washington DC Area


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