Tawra Kellam, queen of cool garden ideas!

Hi! I'm Tawra Kellam and I'd like to welcome you to CoolGardenIdeas.com!

This website is a way for me to organize all the gardening ideas, landscaping ideas and gardening advice I have collected over time. Even though I went to school for greenhouse management and landscape design, it is really the ideas from other wonderful gardeners that keep my garden creative!

Join us as we look at lots of new cool garden ideas and learn to make our gardens even more fun and beautiful!

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How to Start Seeds Indoors For Your Garden

This year I am a little late in getting my seeds started for my garden. I thought I would share a few ways on how to start seeds for you garden. I use just about anything that will hold dirt to start seeds. The kitchen is the best place to find conatiners with egg cartons,

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Easy Gardening Tips – Tarp Hauling

Since I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia I am always looking for easy gardening tips. One of the best easy gardening tips I’ve ever heard is so simple yet so brilliant!

What is it? Take a large tarp and lay it out flat. Then when you are cleaning up your garden beds then

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Side Planting Containers

I saw these really cool videos on side planting containers at kinsmangarden.com. It thought these were just gorgeous and brilliant but of course my tightwad self could not pay that much for a planter.

I set out to experiment with

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Saving Flower Seeds

saving flower seeds


Saving flower seeds is one of the biggest money savers in your garden. I have been saving seeds for years and it’s very easy. I do it because it’s an easy way to get more plants each year. When I save the seeds I planted this year I know exactly what

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Garden Recipes- Homemade Salsa, Garlic Pickles and Onion Rings

Homemade Garden Recipes

Homemade Salsa is one of my favorites. This one is so simple I make it as often as I can.

Homemade Salsa Recipe

4 cups tomatoes (canned with juice may also be used) 1 green pepper, chopped 1 large onion, diced 2 to 3 Tbsp. lime juice (to taste) 1/4 tsp.

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My 2012 Garden

container gardening


This is the first year I’ve really started gardening at this house. Last year we were the first people who had just moved into a new section of our subdivision.

There was nothing! So last year we spent all year hauling compost (I think 12 truck loads

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Tipsy Garden Planter

I first saw this absolutly cool garden planter on Flea Market Gardering’s Facebook page and just FELL IN LOVE!!!! (if you haven’t checked out Flea Market Gardening be sure to check it out!)

Of course I collect galvanized buckets and went outside right away to make sure I had all the

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Homemade Weed Killer Recipe

Did you know you can make your own homemade weed killer?

It is so super simple you aren’t going to believe it when I tell you!

The solution?

Fill your gallon sprayer or your spray bottle with vinegar and spray

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Pallets And Garden Furniture

I love pallets. I just can’t resist the free “good” wood! I thought I would share some garden furniture and building project ideas using pallets.

Here’s a pallet planter from Todays Nest. Isn’t this a cute pallet table?

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Compost Tea Recipe

How to make compost tea





My compost tea recipe is super easy to make, you just steep compost in water and that’s it! Compost tea is very rich in nutrients that plants love and you don’t even need chemical fertilizers. (Although just to be honest I don’t think I’ll ever give up my

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