Oil Cloth Gardens

Happily, I found a couple great ideas over at Readymade Magazine for using oil cloth in the garden. I have been thinking of making my own potato grow bags for next year — but I have to admit I hadn’t thought of perhaps using oilcloth to do it more interestingly. Now my mental wheels are turning.

ready made magazine oil cloth planting containers

The full instructions are available on the Readymade site. I wrote a post late last summer that rounded up a variety of oilcloth suppliers that you are welcome to re-visit. If you are thinking that you want to give this project a try, here is the link to that post where you will find some creative options.

Here is another handy little Readymade makeover for some less than appealing patio furniture.  I certainly think the after is much more charming than the original don’t you?  A little paint and oilcloth do the trick.

before and after garden funiture from readymade magazine

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.

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