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I am artist of texture and color. I enjoy working with textiles, mixed media and the graphic arts. I am an avid cottage gardener with a love for pass along plants and big fluffy pink peonies and pink roses. Many of my tangible creations reflect my love of the garden and all its wonderful colors. I am not one who will settle for neutral colors as they bore me. I have been selling my creations online since 2002 beginning as a hobby and 10 years later my art is my full time passion.
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26 July 2011

My stair stringer garden

I have had this stair stringer shelf for a few years now--I used it extensively when I was really into green house growing at my other house. I used it for hardening out seedlings in the spring. When we moved to our current home, I brought it along thinking I would use for a annual container flower shelf, but never did followed thru. So after 5 summers,  finally decided to do an herb/veggie/annual flower project. The flower starts I will transfer to my cottage garden and the veggies include lettuce, radishes, baby carrots, lemon cukes (which I will transfer to a corner garden spot to climb) cilantro, dill, nasturiums, green onions

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If you were wondering how to create one of these space saving gardens, you can purchase a 3 step stair stringer at most building supply stores. Turn it upside down and nail on 2 2" x 4" boards to the inside for the back supports. then add another 2" x 4" across the top. Viola! A 4 shelf plant stand!



7 comments:

Darla said...

Love this idea a lot!!!!

Marydon said...

Fabulous creation! TY for sharing.

Have a lovely week ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Marilyn said...

Great Post!! I have something similar that is metal but I haven't used it in years!! Maybe I should get it out!
Have a Wonderful Week!!
Marilyn

Kimberly Glesenkamp said...

Awesome idea! Great use of space and recycling.

PS...My cats love the bird noises on your blog. ;)

Corine said...

Great idea, you got my mind thinking :)

Lynn said...

Really cool!

carrie said...

I love this idea of repurposing something so simple as stairs. Thank you for sharing! I may have to try this in our little backyard :)

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