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"New Purpose for Old Pallets"

So sorry I’ve been out of pocket for a few days.  It’s been a hectic week.  When the day job calls, you kinda need to answer. Honestly, I’d rather skip a couple of days of blogging than just throw something together to post for the sake of posting. 

I have to begin by thanking my intern Chelsea for this great blog post idea.   Each week I ask her to submit a blog post idea and she’s come back with some great ones including these:


So, you guys know how I love gardening and sometimes keeping things orderly is a bit of a challenge.  I only wish that I’d seen this particular idea for doing just that a couple of months ago.  As indicated in my last gardening post, sometimes keeping the garden from looking like a jungle can prove very challenging.  Well, we're all familiar with basic pallets.

Goods or shipping containers are often placed on a pallet secured with strapping, stretch wrap or shrink wrap and shipped. (Source)

I absolutely love the idea of using them to creatively and sustainably decorate and organize your garden. 
I can't tell you how many times I've seen old shipping pallets on the side of the road, behind a building, by the dumpster or at a recycling center.

Source:  http://www.thegreenman.us/wp/
How great would these be for planting and separating small vegetables?

Source:  http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/

For those with limited space, this idea is ingenious. 

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And who says that your garden needs to be in the ground?  Cut down the pallets to your desired size, add a coat of paint and add some color to your landscape.  Love it!

Source:  http://camelotartcreations.blogspot.com/2011/06/garden-pallet.html (Awesome blog post w/ more info)

Maybe you've gone "green" and are looking for a creative way to hide the compost bin.  Or perhaps you just need to create some division in your garden.  Why not use a larger pallet to create a gate? 

I guess hindsight is 20/20...

Like I said, if only I had known about this earlier.  Oh well, there’s always next year.

Thanks for the great idea Chelsea.

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Michael said... Reply To This Comment

Wow!! As many as these things I have seen in my line of work, never would have thought to use one to organize.

Dwell by Cheryl said... Reply To This Comment

You need to pick up a few for me? Lol!

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