As much as I would love to add an enormous robot to my garden for the sheer joy of breaking every landscaping covenants rule my stuffy neighborhood has cooked up, I've resisted. It hasn't been easy. Instead I've added garden art much less spectacular but that's ok. I'll leave the eccentric to his genius and settle for the merely whimsical or sentimental.
Moving 17 times in 34 years taught me to keep only what's important or meaningful. But this bowl, purchased in the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, is packed with memories. Even after it broke during my last move, I couldn't bear to toss it. I'm glad I've finally found a spot for it in the garden. It holds up perennial snapdragons self-seeded into a crack on the patio.
These were like the robot - a wonderful surprise.
When my dogs ran over my gnome in my Gnome B Gone, I quickly replaced it.
Anchored in the soil with sticks stuffed into the body where the feet should be, the broken gnome looks like it's about to be arrested. I probably shouldn't find that funny but I do.
I have over 20 birdhouses but having lived in South Dakota I couldn't resist this one.
My button bird bath hasn't held up to the weather as well as I was hoping but I still love it.
Buttons and birdhouses? This is a required purchase.
Buying groceries and paying bills is so overrated. The blue metal rods are support stakes.
I have wrens living in the blue house.
Doesn't everyone decorate their succulents with ammonites and petrified wood?
I love anything round or curvy.
I thought the tansy needed some zing....
Apparently, I'm a sucker for stained glass, too,
and who can resist a cool mosaic?
That says it all!
But the ultimate artist is always Mother Nature.