Condo Blues: 15 Unique Garden Border and Edging Ideas

Sunday, March 22, 2015

15 Unique Garden Border and Edging Ideas

Now that it is officially Spring, I’m ready to start planning our landscaping. I found a bunch of clever, unusual, and some down right weird ideas for garden borders and edging one day while I was researching what to plant and where to plant it.

I thought I’d share because maybe you need new garden borders too.

Or you just like to look at garden p*rn. that’s OK too.

15 unusual garden border edging for the garden
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This one from DigDigs uses a waterfalls, river rocks, and a pond as garden edging. How Zen!


Better Homes and Gardens Goldfish Garden border made out of painted edging makes me wish I knew how to do decorative paint.


If you love Freecycle and Craigslist you should be able to find enough old bowling balls Time to make Beth Evans Ramos Bowling ball garden border

bowling ball garden border

I did something similar to the beer bottles as a garden border on Listverse. and it looked great. Unfortunately beer or wine bottle edging isn’t durable. I had to remove it because our lawn care guys kept breaking the bottles with their lawnmowers.


However, this stacked wine bottle raised garden border on Cheers Beers might be more durable than a edging using a single row of bottles. Personally I would mortar the bottles so they wouldn’t break just in case.

wine bottle raised garden border

My Sparrows Nest has a whole recycled shabby chic theme going on in her garden starting with her dinner plate garden border.  I suspect she has to mow/trim very carefully around her garden edging so she won’t accidently break the plates.

flower garden 022

I am partial to my  recycled brick garden border I made from reclaimed brinks from a junk pile my in laws got when they bought the farm. (As in, they bought an actual farm and live there.)

Sourcing the materials for The Garden Glove’s Clam shell garden border would be the best part of the project. I would see many clam bakes in my future with this natural garden border!


In and of itself Better Homes and Garden’s wood garden fence is fairly standard until they pulled out the paint to paint a standard wood garden border  in coordinating bright colors for a whimsical look. The turquoise  fence in this photo inspired me to use turquoise in my garden too.


Tomato Headquarters upcycles and recycles anything and everything in their garden including making terra cotta flower pot garden edging. Again, this one is fragile and easy to break if you are not careful with the lawn mower or weed whacker.


The thin branches in this raised garden border on Instructables reminds me of a dense forest.


Although truthfully, I know I wouldn’t have the patience to make a clever garden border out of a zillon small branches and sticks. In that case I should stick to Decoist ‘s log garden border instead.


The rustic paint job and color pallet are what make armhouse38’s scrap wood garden edging  this border work visually. It stands up to their flock of chickens so you know it is durable too.

scrap wood garden edging

I have a think for river rocks and Landscaping Capetown’s  river rock garden border speaks to me. It is a great option for anyone who lives in a dry area.

river rock garden edging

The last one isn’t technically a garden border, it is an entire raised garden bed! Momtastic Web Ecoist  features an old dresser repurposed into a  raised garden that needs to live on my tiny patio ASAP!


Which one is your favorite?

If you do not want to DIY your garden border, you might find a similar option to buy below!

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Craftaholic59 said...

I made one with coffee can lids

Craftaholic59 said...

I made one with metal coffee can lids

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