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Please share your Garden Junk, er... Art

Postby Justaysam » Jun 14, 2003 4:31 pm

I love seeing stuff out in the garden other than plants. I have a few things, but picked up some mirrors today that I am sure my husband and kids think are just plain junk (they don't say much because they know it won't matter to me, LOL). I love this kind of stuff, and would love to see what others put out in their gardens.
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Postby Justaysam » Jun 14, 2003 4:34 pm

The 2 last ones are on a fence, I may move them later, don't know if I like them there.
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Just something silly I saw on a garden tour while at Hanks

Postby Justaysam » Jun 14, 2003 4:35 pm

Other stuff I put up on the walls just outside the rear of my house off the deck.
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Postby hostaaddict » Jun 14, 2003 11:38 pm

those are great! I haven't any pics to post but I have 3 fountains (in 3 diff areas), an armillary sphere on a ceramic base, also large pr of brass cranes with verdigris on them, a blue ceramic urn about 3 ft tall, some Japanese lanterns, and a big old iron schoolbell. My DH and I made a Japanese looking tower to hang the bell from. I have a Japanese water hammer in the pond. I think art is very important in a garden as it expresses our personalities. :D If I had a nice fence like you do I would sure go with some mirrors too...Jackie
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Postby patsue53 » Jun 15, 2003 9:23 am

I love those mirrors! Your garden art is much more sophisticated than mine. :lol: If I could figure out how to get pictures out of my new digi cam and into the computer I'd post pics of mine. :evil:

I have a blue ceramic pig in my daylilies, a bird on a stick, an Isobel Bloom butterfly on a stick in one of the hosta beds, a frog that says "Mom's Garden" that DD gave me for mother's day, and a couple of wrought iron edgers with yellow glass reflectors in them at the sunny bed, and a dragonfly.

I like whimsical little surprises in the garden. Just kind of makes things fun.
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Postby Snow » Jun 16, 2003 10:55 pm

I love to plant in odd things. I've used old metal dishpans, ceramic tea-kettles, and this collinder is one of my favorite planters. I also have an old wicker rocker in the garden planted with annuals every year.
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Postby lazygardner » Jun 25, 2003 11:20 am

Holy cow, you all have such creative and beautiful objects in your gardens! All I have is three brass and glass butterflies which are gifts from my DD and her boyfriend. I love those, but I can't help being a little bit jealous of all the interesting artful pieces you all have.
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Postby putnamgardens » Jun 27, 2003 10:27 pm

A purchase from the auction at St. Louis Regional. It's for the society. Later, Love, Lisa
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Postby Old earth dog » Jun 27, 2003 10:32 pm

Lisa that stone turned out really cool looking.
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Postby putnamgardens » Jun 27, 2003 10:49 pm

Thanks for the "cool" comment. I "almost" got a rock carved in D.C. Horseshoes and hand granaids. I hate to confess I bought another gazing ball. Kim called me that Menards had heavy glass ones. I told Andy I was going to buy grout. So it wasn't all deceptive I bought grout, additive, copper tubing and a Super cool blue and multi colored ball. Later, Love, Lisa
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Postby putnamgardens » Jun 27, 2003 11:03 pm

Did I mention I sat with the person Alex J Summer's the evening his distingushed merit award was issued.? Later, Love, Lisa
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Postby putnamgardens » Jun 27, 2003 11:16 pm

It's a terrible addiction this collecting of hosta and garden art....Later, Love, Lisa
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love those elephant ears

Postby putnamgardens » Jun 27, 2003 11:26 pm

Orders from headquarters...Andy's supose to prepare the soil to get ready for another planting. Later, Love, Lisa
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Postby Garden_of_Mu » Jun 28, 2003 1:40 pm

Here's a pic of my birdbath (still in progress - needs a good base). Also some hypertufa spheres I made, grouped with some glass shperes and a big frog my MIL gave us. :) there's more pics of garden art on my webpage.
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Postby putnamgardens » Jun 28, 2003 7:54 pm

Does this qualify as garden art? Andy thinks so. He had it delivered for $50-. Did we get a good find? Later,Love,Lisa
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Postby putnamgardens » Jun 28, 2003 9:42 pm

I had to make room for more sun loving annuals and lilies. We removed more grass and made a circle of Elephant Ear. Later, Love, Lisa
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Postby viktoria » Jun 29, 2003 6:37 am

Great pictures! I particularly like Andy's fifty-buck find and GOM's birdbath.

I have a couple of pics to contribute. The first one I picked up while at the Comvention. The second is a gift from my daughter Lisa.
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Postby viktoria » Jun 29, 2003 6:45 am

Here's the other one:
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Postby Soummer » Jun 29, 2003 8:42 am

I had a birdcage to be thrown away...

I had a begonia needing a home...

Viola! I think it's cute :)
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Postby hostaaddict » Jun 29, 2003 1:13 pm

Lisa, I like your "stuff". What does the lettering say on the post? I put Japanese characters saying "peaceful garden" on my Shinto Gate/bell tower thingy. Just wondering if you know what is written there. Very nice!....Jackie
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