Ugly Chandelier Painted Garden Beautiful


A little paint, some beads and flickery bulbs is a small budget gardener’s delight! This fab idea turns an otherwise ugly cast off dining room light fixture into the focal point of the porch. In a garden with little bright color, this hot pink painted beauty shows you how far to push your paint to create world class accents. Above all it casts the most romantic evening light with the flickering flame-like bulbs which give it powerful pizzaz. With about a thousand different light bulbs to choose from, imagine painting any light fixture from sleek modern to baroque for your own unique look and color sense. Cheap, easy to install and totally creative, this is how a small budget gardener can create one of a kind garden design.

Early Copy of The Small Budget Gardener


I’m so excited to receive my author copy of my newest book, The Small Budget Gardener (Cool Springs Press, 2010 $16.95). I think the whole garden world gradually became so fancy and so expensive that a lot of people just lost interest. But in my mind gardening is so inexpensive a hobby that everyone can enjoy growing things whether its for food or beauty. That’s why I wrote this book to help everyone get back to basics. In truth, gardening involves little more than soil, water, air, sun and plants, and if you read the book you’ll know how to get plants that are either cheap or totally FREE. Gardening is always more popular in hard times when our options are so limited, and in these periods millions discover for the first time an endeavor that will remain satisfying for the rest of their lives.