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New Decorative Feature

September 20th, 2018

I purchased this armillary years ago, but never had a stand to put it on. Earlier this summer, we had some pieces of cedar left from making raised beds, so I whipped up this stand to put it on. I’m happy to finally have it in the garden, getting rusty and looking great. It’s probably been sitting in my garage for 15 years.

It’s covering up our well head, which it nice because now it’s a feature and not an eyesore in the middle of the yard.

It’s not super tall, about two feet. I surrounded it with marjoram, next spring I plan on digging it up and replacing it with calamint so it’s a bit shorter.

Have you added any decorative features to the garden this summer?

2 Comments to “New Decorative Feature”
  1. Nebraska Dave on September 21, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    Susy, nope no features here. I’ve always wanted to make a scarecrow family from my old jeans and shirts. I really should think about doing that this Winter. I would have a Father, Mother, and Child. I think it would be a nice addition to the garden. What do you think?

    Have a great garden feature day.

    Nebraska Dave

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  2. Joan Ray on September 28, 2018 at 6:26 am

    I have an ugly wellhead in my front yard as well. Never thought about covering it up, but I love the idea… Now I just need to look for the right item to cover it with!

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