Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Some New Garden Art

One of the things that I love about gardens, as much as the plants that reside in them, is the garden art. Garden artwork can be just as varied and individualistic as the gardeners who purchase them. I have been fortunate this Spring to have added a few special pieces of art to my garden. I found the new trellis, pictured left, on sale at Down to Earth. I wish it was just a bit taller, but I think it will be great covered in Morning Glories this Summer. And even in its bare state, it is pleasing to the eye.

Last Christmas, I was instructed that my last gift was to be found out in the shop. When I opened the door to the electrical room, I found this wonderful concrete chicken. I had admired the concrete chickens all Summer at Down to Earth and was so excited to have one of my own. Because we have so many raccoons, I am afraid this is as close to chicken ownership as I am getting.  I am not quite sure exactly where to place it. Maybe in the vegetable bed.

This weekend I made my most recent purchase - again at Down to Earth! They carry some great stuff. I fell in love with this Purple bench a few weeks ago. After thinking about it, and getting both my tax return and a 20% off coupon in the mail, I brought it home on Saturday. It is going to go down in the big garden, where the purple tone will play off perfectly against the blue tone of the garden gate. Until then , it pairs beautifully with the wild iris.


Unknown said...

I NEED your purple garden bench. :)

I am growing an "artist's garden" this year and it is all about color...your bench would be perfect in my little back corner.

Popping in from the Tues Garden Party....loved seeing your entry.

Boho Farm and Home said...

Love the garden art; especially that chicken...had a little chuckle about the idea of chickens and raccoons. Those coons love to get into the hen house at night and they do bring devastation in minutes. Found your blog through An Oregon Cottage.

Boho Farm and Home said...

I am following you now too! :)