Monday, March 14, 2016

Gardening on a Shoestring By Alex Mitchell

Spring is around the corner and I want to tell you about a great book to help you get your garden started it is called Gardening on a Shoestring by Alex Mitchell. 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 tools from old tires. How to not to spend 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.

My Opinion: I really saw some great ideas in this book and I am excited for spring to really be outdoors and make some of these projects. I also want to go to my local dump and see if there are any things I can salvage to make new again or go to yard sales. I want to make a can wall, garden table out of pallets and garden stools from old tires.

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.

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