HOME + GARDEN, OUTDOOR space | May 19, 2011

DIY Gutter Gardens

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These DIYs are slightly more involved than just letting weeds and moss grow in the gutters on your home, but the pay off is worth it. These hanging gardens shake up standard hanging baskets by using horizontal space, and provide privacy should your neighbours be a little too close for comfort.

If you’re more of a minimalist, opt for the high gloss PVC and steel cable version on the left (we’re betting it will also be cheaper to DIY). Want something with a little more longevity? Martha’s version uses copper chains and gutters, which are sure to develop a pretty emerald patina after a season in the elements.

Check out the links below for full instructions. What are you planting this spring?

+ How to Make A Hanging Gutter Garden from aHa! Home & Garden
+ Copper Gutters DIY from Martha Stewart

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3 Responses to “DIY Gutter Gardens”

  1. Love this idea! Brilliant!

  2. 2 Ronda said:

    This is such a wonderful idea, Ive already got the husband onboard to help

  3. If you wish to see me pictures of what you and your husband did Ronda, I would be happy to know how they turned out.