Buffalo Garden DIY garden art

Garden DIY FYI

A garden filled with a head-spinning amount of creative projects

I went on the City of Tonawanda (CoT) Garden Walk this past weekend. Every few years I run across a garden, previously unknown to me, that is a revelation. This is one of those.

An Instagram follower, @jodybflogirl invited me to her garden as she was taking part in the CoT Garden Walk. I’ve seen her Ig feed, and it’s lots of photos of friends and family with Buffalo-positive imagery and garden shots here and there. I had no idea how awesome her garden was.

Her garden buzzes with crafty and creative DIY projects with mostly found and repurposed materials.

Rather than blather, I’ll take you on a visual tour of this DIY tour de force.

Jim Charlier is an advertising designer/photographer/crafter with a serious gardening problem. He's co-written a garden design book featuring the funky, quirky and fun gardens by the gardeners of Buffalo titled "Buffalo-Style Gardens: Create a Quirky, One-of-a-Kind Private Garden with Eye-Catching Designs" (BuffaloStyleGardens.com); he writes a long-standing garden blog (ArtofGardening.org); led the largest garden tour in America, Garden Walk Buffalo; has written for, or provided photography for dozens of magazines and books; has made presentations and participated in panel discussions on garden design and garden tourism nationally and internationally.

4 comments on “Garden DIY FYI

  1. connie661

    There is a lot to see here!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. kathy kinan

    hmm, my garage looks like this but not so nicely assembled….(not)
    this is fabulous. it’s why i can’t throw anything out.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. So wonderful to wander through my cousin’s garden courtesy of your photographs. My meager efforts here in Southern California are largely inspired by Jody and Dean’s magical retreat. Thank you for this post!

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