Friday, April 20, 2012
Adding Funky Garden Art to Your Garden
Making Gardens Works of Art, and Fearless Color Gardens. Keeyla is great with color, and working with stone and bits of glass. Her book has lots of takeaways for even the marginally artistic among us. The other is A Garden Gallery, written by George Little and David Lewis. Little and Lewis are a gardener and artist team who live and garden in the Seattle area. The pictures in this book are from their own garden and feature a lot of concrete works, particularly cast giant concrete leaves, and how to introduce water into a garden. Needless to say, one of their favorite colors is a royal blue, straight from a primary school student's paintbox. this mosaic sculpture in her garden. She has named it aptly, Lola. So this year, I hope to do more with what I have in my garden, by placing some great funky items in my yard, other than just the shabby chic metal chairs painted raspberry pink or adding wrought iron phoenix birds to my new wooden gate. I might even plant my ceramic fish with the tail and mouth which can both be planted.
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