Cheap Garden Lights: How clever!

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Cheap Garden Lights

By imapigeon
September 25, 2012

Thrift-store glass globes can be topped with the light portions from solar stake-lights and placed throughout the garden as hanging or staked accent lights.

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Name: Kristi
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pod
Sep 24, 2012 8:14 PM CST
What a clever idea and a good reuse for an old item. I like it!

We used to have a 2nd hand store and had many items that would have worked well with the solar lights.

I just need to start thinking outside the box. I'd bet your garden is beautiful at night. Kristi
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CarolineScott
Sep 25, 2012 6:43 AM CST
A great idea! Thank you !
I shall try it next season.
Name: Toni
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Skiekitty
Sep 25, 2012 10:16 AM CST
Does the solar panel get enough light? I thought that they need unobstructed light to work...
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Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
Dog Lover Cat Lover Bromeliad Bookworm Ponds Vegetable Grower
Tropicals Region: Texas Hummingbirder Cactus and Succulents Herbs Greenhouse
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pod
Sep 25, 2012 6:07 PM CST
From the photo, it appears the solar panel surface is exposed.
The lights should glow downward and light up the globe. I'd bet that is pretty! Kristi
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Name: Janet
Gilroy, CA
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imapigeon
Sep 27, 2012 10:52 AM CST
Yes, the collector is at the top, exposed to the sun. At night they all light up and look FABulous!

My husband put one of the wide-open ones on a copper stake, and I made a cover for it with a hole in it for the light to fit in. Same thing could be done with an upside-down recycled glass plate by drilling a hole in the center with a glass drill. The plate keeps the solar light in place, and fits just over the edge to keeps rain and leaves out of the globe.

Originally I put candles in all of these, and they were incredibly messy. Now they're almost zero-maintenance, although some of the batteries have worn out and had to be replaced.
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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Charter ATP Member Irises Salvias Xeriscape Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Colorado Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cat Lover
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Skiekitty
Sep 27, 2012 11:05 AM CST
Can someone post a bigger picture? The one showing.. I just don't see it. I'm being stupid today...

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Name: Janet
Gilroy, CA
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imapigeon
Oct 1, 2012 2:45 PM CST
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Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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Tropicals Region: Texas Hummingbirder Cactus and Succulents Herbs Greenhouse
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pod
Oct 1, 2012 3:11 PM CST
And if I can add, the top is the solar panel. The light shines downward so it would easily light up the globe. I really think that is clever. Kristi
Be content moving inch by inch because, by days end, the inches, will add up to feet and yards.

Fulfilling ambitious objectives is usually done one step at a time.
Name: Janet
Gilroy, CA
Charter ATP Member Bromeliad Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: California Container Gardener
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imapigeon
Oct 4, 2012 10:39 AM CST
Here are a couple of them lit up:

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