I have a very small garden, all of 1 year old, and decided to embelish it with accoutrements.
I have a "North Wind Themomoter" hanging on the fence, 2 bird feeders, 1 hummer feeder, a naked concrete lady holding a vase (she will be a fountain in my this summer's pond), and my newest & most precious from my darling granddaughters a 'gazing globe'.
I love looking at Lee Valley Tools catelogue for all the lovely things they have to embelish the garden.
What do you have in your garden?
I also have a small garden, all of 2 yrs. old. I have a real eclectic assortment of items from our previous house and from my MIL's old house. Pretty soon, I want my own decorations for this new garden.
From my MIL old garden, my DH won't let me get rid of them, are some plaster type things, ie: lizard, frog, and a leprachan. From our old house, we had a pool, I have 2 very heavy cement items, ie: 18" tall Tiki and a large fish. I also have 1 bird feeder and a hummingbird feeder. I would love to get something like your lady also.
Nice thread, Donna
ps, where did you get the Lee Valley Tool catalog???
My gardens are ongoing for like 7 years now. Every year they get wider & wider. I guess hubby is right, there won't be any grass left in the future. But we live on an acre lot so there is plenty left. I have humming bird feeders all along the perimeter and all around the patio & porches. My feeders are test tubes with a red cap with a hole punched it and copper tubing wrapped around the test tube. They can be wrapped on any thing, not to mention how the hummers love them. I have a white picket fence w/ a matching arbor that have Don Juan Roses climbing on it. A big cement 3 tiered water fountain w/ an angel sitting on top. Also a one bowl fountain w/ a frog blowing water out of his mouth. Cement benches that I am thinking of staining, I could on & on...
With 100 yr old farm-I have all kinds of thingz! I have a old sampson radiator, grain shaker-soon to be a fountain,gazing balls-green & blue, frogs n turtle sprinklers, 2 kids n dog fountain, small mirror stuck in the ground, 3 bird baths, 1 birdfeeder, raingauge, welcome sign, archway out of cherry branches, wiggling cricket from EBAY, cat n girl black figures on stakes also from EBAY, stepping stones from my sisters,rope swing in the pear tree for the lil guyz, peace sign maded out of stone-raised garden!(im a 70's child) a plastic owl,a windchime, frog statue sitting in a wicker chair, sundial sitting on a copper cylinder thing(truck part)my hubby brought home, this craft thingy with a house n bird feeder, my niece sent me " GARDEN ART"-hes like a stork made out of shovels and nuts and metal! a old rusty bucket with half a bottom, a giant boulder I got for sweetest day-it was in the woods and we had to use the backhoe!its proably 5ft wide and high!
a cement bench, a board bench on 2 logs, a tiny board bench sitting on 2 field tiles around this i built a cherry branch teepee(added a old wall lite for nitetime) for vines this sits right behind the fountain and this year foxglove will be blooming in front of it for a little hide-away(kids luv these)i also have a kids wood picnic table next to the sand pile under the big pear tree,
2 butterfly houses and 2 kinds of lighted paths-one electric and the other is candles in old glass telephonepole insulators. my hubby and i built a brick sidewalk 3ft wide and 45ft long it circles that big pear tree. i have other walks of pea gravel or mulch. I have old heater registers in the ground -one for drainage by the hose area the other is like a foot rest in front of my bench!
in another garden i have a bench made out of the BIG shield things that go around shop lites(3)and a board for your seat! my hubby took old sides of school desk(the kind that were all connected-OLD)(wroughtiron)sandblasted n painted and made a 3 ft oak bench. I also found this old fire bucket-it hangs and is shaped like a cone-i hang it from the evethrough and catch rainwater. There is tons of stuff on this old farm-antiques and junk! theres a old old pontiac out back-i have this great idea for that!
i do have some old plows(john deere)with seats sitting out in the yard ;]
GET THIS THE GARDEN IS ONLY 2 YRS OLD!!!--im a busy woman!
i want to make a gazing ball out of a bowling ball yet!! =]
We've only been at our home for 2 years so the gardens are really just beginning. My favorite addition is in the front corner bed..a concrete statue about 2 feet high of a boy holding out his hand and a bird on his finger. Next to this boy statue, is a small sunflower bird feeder. Behind them both are 2 big patches of miscanthus grass. Everytime I pull into my driveway, I look at the statue and front garden and think about the innocence and beauty of a child's world.
Old Oneroom Schoolhouse.Finished in Ak.Flatrock.Place is over a 100yrs.2 achres,only about a third in vegi/flower garden so far.1/4 in orchard.Uncovered OLD BURIED rockworked bed this year.
made a beer garden under a HUGE oak at the back of the orchard.Windchimes,hanging iron bug shaped torches(found in a catalog,made myself...EASY)hanging birdfeeders(most home made)Iron and wicker furniture mixed.
In the orchard I have windsocks.Collected from many countries.More windchimes...I have collected all my life.hummer feeders,made and collected.Martin houses.'Pretend apples' covered w/sticky icky stuff!!WORKS!!
Front yard is roses and herbs.Small groupings.Wooden Biblical quotes relating to herbs.Boo Pee hooks w/baskets.One lg birdbath...doubles as a feeder for the Cardnals in winter.Of course MORE CHIMES and HUMMER feeders!!A small garden elf.
Vegigarden area...TONs of old'Junk'saw blades,old plow,etc.
Husband is near to military retirement,have a pair of his FIRST boots,this year they will filled with hen and chic @ the eyelets and whatever else I deside.My idea of garden deco???
Goodness I near forgot my prized outhouse!!WAY OUT BACK...it has it's own 'lil garden now.LILYS and clemates and wild roses.New paint and flowerboxes!