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Flea Market Gardens Magazine

Hello friends. I’d like to introduce you to one of my favorite gardening magazines, Flea Market Gardens.  I’m so excited to share with you that my garden whimsies and my garden are featured in the current issue.   The charming potting shed on the front cover is my potting shed.  I’ll tell you a little more about that later.   All of the beautiful photographs on this post were taken by the very talented photographer, Jerry Pavia.  I’d like to thank the editors of FMG for bestowing such an honor on me.

FMG Cover Photo

My garden was one of many in the Tampa area Jerry photographed in May 2012.  Imagine how surprised I was to find that of all the gardens visited throughout the country, my “repurposed” potting shed was selected to be the cover.  My potting shed began it’s life around 25 years ago as our childrens’ playset, built by my wonderful husband.  It included swings and a sliding board, even an upper and lower deck for playing.  When the children grew up and I discovered my love of gardening, we hit upon the idea the abandoned playset could be transformed into a much needed, functional potting shed for me.

I’m also very honored the magazine featured two of my garden whimsies in this issue. It gives me great joy to rescue unwanted dishes and glassware and transform them into beautiful art for your home and garden.  Reduce, reuse, repurpose!

Garden Whimsies by Mary

Garden Whimsies by Mary

I love accesorizing my garden with all types of fun items.  Here are some of the other photos of my garden included in the magazine.  Please do not pin or use any of the photos on this post as they are the property of Jerry Pavia, taken for Flea Market Gardens Magazine.

Mosiac stepping stones

Mosiac stepping stones

I love collecting vintage watering cans, and here’s just a few of my collection as

Vintage watering cans

Vintage watering cans

My garden is small, so I love using mirrors in the garden to visually expand the space.

Garden mirror

Garden mirror on salvaged door

One of my Facebook and blogger friends, Erin Houghton with My Painted Garden is also featured in this issue.  Erin’s an amazing gardener and artist.  I first stumbled on Erin by way of her beautiful garden paintings.  Be sure to check out the article on Erin (pgs. 126-133).  I so want to visit her California garden.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you’ve enjoyed your visit to my garden.  I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your comments and all those who follow my blog.  Please visit my Facebook page for more current goings on for my garden whimsies.

Wishing you a beautiful and blessed week, Mary


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