A traveller’s palm provides vertical drama in this tight space, bookended by the octopus-like forms of Myers asparagus ferns. Greg transformed the bare [Colorbond](http://www.colorbond.com/|target="_blank") fence on a tight budget by creating a decorative framework panel from simple garden stakes. Bamboo screening panels were framed with lengths of recycled timber. Photo: Scott Hawkins
www.greenlifegallery.com "Island Magic" This piece was made entirely from used & discarded DVDs and their plastic "jewel" cases. The hanging wire on the back is upcycled computer wire. The intent is to create original works of art while diverting non-recyclables from our landfills. #CD #DVD #cases #plastic #art #eco-art #green #upcycled #recycled #media #disc #painting #mosaic #tropical #waves #beach #surf #sky #blue #reuse #creative
A tropical bird planter made from worn tires adds color to your garden and gives you a way to avoid costly tire recycling fees. The bird planter design includes a head, beak and long tail feathers, complete with a small basin in the center to hold plants or a flowerpot. The planter handles can be slipped over a hook or tied to a branch with rope to resemble a colorful bird flying in the yard.
Most house plants have tropical origins, where they thrived in the acidic soil of the forest floor. Since their vigorous tropical nature can quickly deplete potting soil of its nutrients, house plants respond well to the occasional cup of coffee. Coffee, a longtime staple of compost bins, imparts a modest amount of acid and nitrogen into old...