This online gardening community has people sharing their creative gardening projects and here are 80 of the best

If you’ve ever gardened or know someone who does, you’ve probably noticed how similar it is to pet sitting. Just like having a dog or a cat, there is attention, love and care that you need to give to plants for them to thrive.

But in increasingly crowded cities and in our hectic lives, plants become soothing companions that calm our desire for that inner calm. No wonder gardening and plant care have seen a renaissance in times of a pandemic. Today, there are thousands of groups online for plant and gardening enthusiasts where they share everything from how to make that soil more fertile to making sure plants get the right combination of sunlight, to everything in between.

The Facebook group”Creative gardeningis one such destination, with 1.1 million members who happily share their own gardening projects and ideas. We’ve selected some of the most interesting and unique below, so enjoy!

My exterior “paint”. Easel made from tree branches cut from my red cedar, frame found at Goodwill, flower arrangement bought at the roadside farmers market, hummingbird from DollarTree

Dawn Meehan Report


Good morning ! Here are some other shots of areas in my gardens. I designed everything, including the She Shed. Also did most of the work including but not limited to slabs, marble and tiles. The house and the garden were a deposit and a mess. I do drugs in the rocks of Montana rivers, the beach and many other places. Most of my hard scapes are real estate sales finds. I make most of my own baskets and pots. I live in zone 7. W. Oregon. Basically a rainforest. I am a 3x box survivor. I had a bone marrow transplant 24 years ago and survived it. Therefore, I am not afraid of much. Especially the color. My neighbors love it and bring their guests. I make my own compost. Baskets and window baskets. Lots of fertilizer. Slow release pellets when I plant and water soluble by Proven Winners twice a week when all is in full bloom. I hope this will encourage others. Happy gardening!

Terri Johanson Report


Our waterfall without a pond

Wow! I am overwhelmed with the responses! We did it professionally a few years ago. We had leftover water dye from our hot tub (can’t remember the brand) and threw it away to see what happened. The waterfall is in full sun so we have problems with string algae. The rocks have been pressure washed this spring and I am removing algae where necessary.

Thank you very much for the compliments!

Laura Hein Webb Report


My mother’s old wooden ladder was no longer safe in my opinion, painted and turned into a rack for plants and garden treasures. Matches my house doors, pots and patio chairs, not all complete yet, but you get the idea. I had to add a shim to each support bar because they don’t match the height of the steps. It’s not level, because the floor is not level, and I can’t bother to adjust it, good enough for me!

Tara Viviane Report


I got it from a dear friend and in the wind storm it fell and broke but I added some dirt and now it’s beautiful again

CC Urban Garden AC Report


After retiring and downsizing, I longed for my gardens that I had worked to establish for over 20 years. When I saw what I had been given to work with, I was quite discouraged, but recited the old adage, “Grow where you are planted” and walla

Joyce Mayer Report


I’m very lucky that my man not only loves gardening, but is an amazing handyman! I have an eye for design and color.
He made the pond himself (weeks of you tube videos lol).
When we bought this house ten years ago it was mostly gravel and there was a collapsing deck which we removed

Dawn Blakeslee Report


Since the death of my husband, my garden has been my sanctuary where I can find peace and solitude.
Good day to all

Terence McCarthy Report


When short-lived Alium flowers lose their petals… brightly colored spray paint takes over and prolongs their presence in the garden

Maria Johnson Report


I’ve been working on these gardens since I moved here in 2001. I move things, change things, and add things every year. This year we had a lot of rain, so it’s pretty green, healthy and full. I hope you approve

Claudia M. DeWitt Report


I had to share this post from my daughter. I’m serious, she can’t keep an artificial plant alive but her love for nature is real!!

Sharon Kirk Goble Report


Here is another part of my new garden. I fell in love with the windmill when we bought the house in early spring not knowing those beautiful purple clematis would be blooming

heather haste Report


I made this garden seat/bed out of the girl’s old bed! Cut the base board in half for the sides even used the slats for the seat all had to buy was the wood for the frame! Love Upcycling Gifts

Jacky Dodson Report


My little flower bed that I worked on. I am 72 years old and have had back surgery and hip replacement in the past year and a half. I need time to do things. My daughter bought me the big red flower for Mother’s Day. We also live in Rockland as you can see. I hope you like.

Sandy Notnagle Report


My mom in her garden 86 years young! She goes out every day to check on her babies and give them that special love

Angie Hicks Report


I wanted to share something that makes people smile when they see my garden.
My husband and I made this scarecrow for our close friend who has been sitting by her fiancée’s bedside for 3 weeks. He had a horrible motorcycle accident.
My Scarecrow aka Miss Margaret Marygold and her new friend Miss Tulip, named after the Dutch house flower for our friend who is still recovering in hospital.
Hoping that when they finally return from the hospital, Miss Tulip will bring them many smiles like ours brought us in our garden.

Danielle Rowley Report


I have a lavender rose…
Last year, beautiful lavender roses arrived.
But this year….. the same rose has red roses..
No idea how it happened….

Lisa Babu Thundiyath Report


My Dancing Dolphin continues this year. Hasn’t stopped blooming since January.

Shari Olby Report


My precious mom, my best friend, has been called home and sings in the angel choir. It has been a year,
I created her a garden of angels, where there was once nothing.
This is where my healing begins, I dug up her flowers and her plants from her yard and the flowers from her beautiful service and planted them. I know she is SMILING at me and I can hear her singing Amazing Grace how Sweet the Sound

Tammy Byrd Report


Last year I thought I had pruned this bush too much, there were only 5 flowers last spring.

Thank you Lord for saving him

Don N Laura Saylor Report


Today I am happy to report that it has been raining here for a few days, and thanks to my wonderful grandchildren, I no longer encounter a muddy yard. They are still working on a few areas in the yard.
But, the happiest thing was seeing my grandson, the one who conceived the project, throwing a senior ball this weekend, walking out into the yard with such confidence, while wearing all white. He was so proud of his participation and the result, it was evident in his position. He even picked out some of the white peonies from the garden.
Thanks again to my amazing band members for the tremendous amount of blessings and encouragement given to them. It really empowered them.

Ouida grant Report


I was so worried about my Dahlias with this Texas heat, but they are thriving. I planted tubers in early April and didn’t know what to expect but here we are

Sasha Violette Report


You inspired me again….how do you like my pallet wall. I built it myself…I’m 63…and 5’…anything is possible

Marie Possley Wilichowski Report


Ok, I had to update and add my boy Koda too. I am so proud to be able to raise puppies in my backyard. Here’s Oakley in his favorite spot

Erika Gordon Moore Report



Adriana MacKay Report


We are this amazing plant company that runs through our neighborhood. Choose your plants, pay and instant happiness. This is located in Munds Park, AZ. 26 miles south of Flagstaff, AZ.

Elizabeth Husak Report

Terri S. Tomasini