Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without
At Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, the summer flower show includes lovely summer blooms as you would expect, but also some "green" ideas for recycling used items as art in your garden.
Phipps, one of America's Greenest Public Gardens, prides itself on being a leader for a more sustainable future.
Below (and above) are some photos of how items were recycled into garden art such as using bamboo, a great renewable resource, to create fabrics, as illustrated by the sculptural flower petals in the photo above.
Also, glass bottle pieces are suspended in architecural panels; cans become decorative accents, and plastic bottles are repurposed into fabrics.
Great ideas and only the beginning of reducing the amount of trash that ends up in landfills.