Repurpose Broken Plates for Colorful Garden Ground Cover

Strolling around our verdant neighborhood enjoying the summer weather, I was surprised to spot a patch of bright rainbow colors standing out among the green and carefully manicured lawns.

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Upon closer look I was delighted to discover an array of pink polka dots, blue and white toile, and 50's fashion girls. They were decorating the ceramic shards our neighbor used to bring an extra punch of color and personality to her front yard.

These tiles are on the often-neglected part of the yard between the curb and sidewalk, and I thought this was a great way to make hers distinctive. Also, as a person who has trouble parting with favorite unique plates even if they're broken beyond repair, I love the idea of still being able to enjoy and utilize pieces of pottery I can't let go.

Even better, this kind of arrangement could easily be color-coordinated; all terra cotta pot pieces, or all blue and whites, etc. to match the personality of the house, garden and persons within.

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(Images: Laura E. Hall)