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The Decorated Garden ~
Or perhaps I should say over decorated?
Browsing through some of the photos that I've taken over the last few days,
I noticed that almost everywhere I'd turned my lens
there was some sort of . . . . . . object, for lack of a better word.
This realization made me scan back through some older pictures,
and yep, there they were, in nearly every shot,
a whatsis here, a thing-a-me there,
. . . things . . . lots and lots of things.
Things standing amidst the flowers and along the pathways,
things in the pond and hanging from the branches of trees.
Some of these ornaments were designed for gardens,
I have concrete benches, tables, planters and pedestals,
birdbaths and creatures of all descriptions
tucked and nestled wherever you look.
Terracotta and glazed ceramic pots are another favorite.
Cobalt blue glaze is, apparently, an irresistible temptation to me.
Other items were never meant to be displayed this way,
many of them are, in fact, cast-offs . . . . .
other people's garbage, to be exact.
Rusted, broken, unloved and disused, found in fields and trash piles.
Nothing is too low or humble, old bits of farm machinery,
even empty glass bottles are prized ornaments.
Now, to be fair, this next one isn't in my garden,
but I grabbed a snap, because I thought it was so charming,
. . . so how long will it be before I find a cute yard sale chair
and go in search of a can of the "perfect" red paint?
And this is one that Mother Nature saw fit to throw in
I can't be held accountable.
There are dozens and dozens more,
perhaps hundreds, I've never counted.
Would anyone care to stop by and do an inventory for me?
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If I help you inventory your garden art you might wind up with less than you thought you had. I saw a couple of things I would be sorely tempted to relieve you of. : )
Lovely as always ZuZu, we share a passion for cobalt blue glazed pots. Hey WalMart has some nice lightweight cobalt pots that look like the real thing.
Zuzu you have a gorgeous garden and all your glass is wonderful.
Me thinks she does protest too much. Very beautiful. I would be glad to help you out. We'll bring the truck and do the inventory at My house. OOPS-did I forget to give you the address?
Everything looks so beautiful and ... colourful *gasps*. I really like the fiddlin' frogs. How did you build the blue bottle wire structure?
Beautiful Zuzu! I love that Cobalt blue glaze too and I'd fill my yard with it if it weren't so expensive! I love those musical frogs and that red chair is nice. It all looks really nice!
i love the two guys you have hanging on the gate. what are they called and do you know where i could maybe find some like yours?
agghhh so green! everywhere plants just growing. Like a fairy tale to me. Those thingies you have tickle the imagination. It is exciting just to see the photos. I like the gate most.
As to the comment from Melissa. I saw a site where the trees are decorated with faces like that. The faces were in shades of brown to fit the trees. It looked lovely - something for you Zuzu - and it was for sale. No idea what site, but a search should get you there.
Thanks everyone, you are all very kind,
I see nothing "tacky" about it. Actually my own gardens are starting to look similar.
I can't wait until I have a garden like yours.
>>> I need to prepare a post giving an update
So many details I missed, I enjoyed the return trip. My favourite remains that gate going into wonderland.
Your garden is beautiful,Your love of flowers shows.
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