Here's a great way to recycle: repurpose a pine floor joist from a house as the perfect swing for your yard. Handmade in Pennsylvania, the tree swing encourages kids and the young at heart to let loose and have a little fun in the outdoors.
trained two Rose of Sharon bushes into espalier designs up against the fence there on the right. This is an awesome link on how to do this. Most folks do it with fruit trees but it also works for a whole list of other plants. "Rose of Sharon Espalier"
DIY inspiration: take wood slabs, stain around a silhouette (home state, etc.) for easy wall art (as large or as small as you desire.would not have to be separated into four parts like this) Love this idea