About Gardening Junky

Laurie GaudinoLAURIE GAUDINO [GARDENING JUNKY]

Hi.  I love all things gardening!  My gardening style is rustic, so you will find several articles and references about Rustic Gardens.

Backyard gardens are a place to express our creativity and find a quiet reprieve from our hectic daily lives, or a great place to entertain family and friends.  Your backyard garden may be formal and manicured -or more casual and relaxed like mine.

However you prefer your outdoor space, I hope you browse around and find some garden ideas, tips, and inspiration that will help you create your perfect garden retreat.

GARDENING JUNKY SHOP

I’ve had many people ask me how I got started with the Gardening Junky shop.  So, here goes.

I’ve always been drawn to garage sale treasures (aka JUNK), and given my zeal for gardening, it just made sense to marry the two.   Over the years people would visit my gardens would ask if I could put together some of my Vintage Container Gardens for them.  So, I began having a sale each spring – to support my “plant habit”.  (Thus, the name: Gardening JUNKY)

Gardening Junky Garden ShopFrom there it just evolved.  First some festivals and flea market sales with a fellow plant enthusiast, then on to an “occasional sale” format in a former greenhouse location, and now – my brand new retail location in the Piedmont Plaza!

I recently left my full-time job of 14 years, and we are now open Tuesday – Saturday every week.  It has been a wonderful labor of love involving my entire family.  If you are in the area please stop in to check us out and visit.  We would love to see you!

LAURIE’S GARDENS

Lauries Gardens

Click here to view more of Laurie’s Gardens on Flickr.

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