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3.84  ·  Rating details ·  62 ratings  ·  4 reviews
For those who cherish tarnished watering cans, rusty garden tools, and vintage garden books as much (or more!) than they love gardening, welcome to Garden Junk. There are before-and-after photos, hints on finding and bargaining for flea market garden fare, and tips about how to revamp tired tools, refurbish old paint, create your own garden tent, and much more. The author ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published September 1st 1997 by Studio
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Susan
Dec 31, 2007 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: dumpster divers (not an insult)
Shelves: adult-nonfiction
My Scottish dad had an old kitchen table and sawed it in half and propped it up and made it into a garden bench. Had said table been wood, it might have been a bit of whimsy that mellowed in the fern fronds. However, it was some sort of metal and weird blue top made of some alien material. At first it just peeled, then it started shredding and looking like it had a fungus, then we got to where we would call the dog away from it because it was truly fearsome.

Once, driving, I saw a giant paper-ma
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Lori
Mar 22, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: home, library
Anyone who knows me knows that my favorite saying is "I can make that." I love a can of spray paint, some glue or nails, and I adore a good bargain, but sometimes junk is just junk. There are some good ideas in here, and while I can appreciate whimsy, I have yet to pass a house or shop loaded with stuff and think 'whoa, how creative'. Rather, I think 'whoa, whatta pack rat!' A few good pieces here and there are fine, but when everything is so 'artfully' placed, it's too much. Less is more, go ch ...more
Paula
Jan 30, 2016 rated it liked it
This is now an older book, so I doubt if all the resources listed at the end are still in business. But still, it's a list to start with, if you want to go out junking.

Photography in this book is good, but style-wise, the stuff is a bit too primitive for my taste. Though the sections that are truly on what's in the garden are interesting and give great ideas that could be expanded to your own garden. Especially the hardscape items.
Pattie Tierney
Apr 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
I figured now is the time to start reading books like this so I have things in mind when I start hitting the antique markets, garden centers, avant garde nurseries, etc. This is a fun book, I'm really enjoying it.
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