Using garden art in the garden is a nice feature to have outdoors. It gives you something else for the eye to rest on besides just plants and flowers.
Sprinkling whatever you consider garden art is limited only by your imagination.
It seems that everything is growing fast now on the patio. Jade, the gingko biloba butterfly tree, is leafing out beautifully.
She is the queen of the patio. Well, aside from Abi, that is!
I love her Jade’s butterfly-winged leaves. It almost looks like there are hundreds of butterflies landing on the tree branches.
Sedum Planted In The Driftwood:
I’ve been digging up and relocating some of this crazy growing sedum.
They say keep an eye on mint because it will take over a garden. Well, I’ve never had mint take over like this sedum does.
Color abounds. What a wonderful time of year in the garden!
I hope you gardeners out there have been able to get to work. Surely winter is over most everywhere by now.
There are two roosters that oversee things out here. One is blue and rusty. The other one I named Rusty the rooster. He’s in the above photo.
My roosters stand amid the container plants and keep order.
I used to have metal chickens on stakes that went into the ground in my raised garden beds. They didn’t hold up well in the weather.
I wish the roosters could keep the squirrels from digging in the pots. And dissuade the ants from crawling all over my rose bush!
Using Garden Art In The Garden Is Fun:
It’s fun to scatter garden art around the patio. Slip a little something in between the plants to add a bit of whimsy to your garden.
And what is considered garden art, you might ask? I consider pretty stones and metal birds garden art.
Garden art can be a whole range of objects. Signs, old vintage garden memorabilia, driftwood, etc.
This also includes containers like galvanized tubs as well as buckets. And vintage water cans and gazing balls.
The beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So if it’s funky and cute and looks like something that would go outdoors, consider it garden art!
Driftwood is a nice addition too. The weathered texture is so lovely. I plant in the crevices of my driftwood.
As you know, anything that is capable of holding something else can be a planter. And that goes for a big piece of driftwood with little pockets in the wood.
I love gazing balls too, but don’t bother with the thin ones that break. Buy the stainless steel gazing balls. They last forever.
I broke quite a few before I discovered my nearly indestructible gazing balls.
You can find them by searching online. I’ll warn you: they’re not as cheap as their breakable counterparts. But that’s the whole point.
I may need to repaint my stainless steel gazing balls soon. They’re looking kind of scratched up after years of being outside.