Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

To refresh and renew the front yard, combine seeds and plant cuttings collected last fall with duct tape and spray paint.

Duct tape strengthens the old resin chair, while “spring green” spray paint lends a pop of color to the furniture.
Last fall’s coleus cuttings have taken off in the recent wet weather.
Inside or outside, the succulent green kalanchoe flourishes.
Six cosmos seeds saved from last year go a long way to enliven this year’s flower bed!
Scarlet Runner bean seeds are easy to dry, and never fail in succeeding years.
Bright bean flowers are magnets for a variety of birds and insects.
Last year’s nasturtium seeds have bloomed yet again.
The “outdoor living room” under the hemlocks is a cool and breezy place to chat with friends and neighbors.

16 thoughts on “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

  1. Looks like a cozy little outdoor space you have there, Julie! Your coleus is beautiful. Many annuals are easy to save seeds for and saves $, too!

  2. I really enjoyed reading how you reused and recycled. And such a lovely outdoor living room to chat with family and neighbors. We have a patio that is an outdoor living room. Love it!

    1. Especially during covid, we got to know a lot more about our “dog walking” neighbors. Lots of chatting going on then. I guess you might say it’s one good thing about covid….

    1. Thank you. We do get birds, and then there’s the rabbits, which are mostly sweet except when they are eating my plants! Hope you are well!

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