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Garden Art

March 4th, 2019

One of the things I’ve been thinking I need to start adding to my garden is a bit of art. Last summer, I discovered some old rusty barrel rings buried by the chicken coop. They reminded me of a garden I visited a few years ago on a local garden tour.

I could definitely make the art shown above, it’s most likely made from old barrel rings as well. This particular garden had lots of lovely little art pieces tucked around the garden. Some made from scrap object, some purchased and collected. Here are a few of the things I saw.

I definitely like the idea of adding a few pieces of art, I just need to find things that will look good in my garden. There are a few things I’d like to make this summer, specifically cement spheres to put under the old apple tree out front.

Do you have art pieces in your garden?

A Little Garden Kitsch

July 18th, 2016

Every garden needs a few fun elements, I found these at a local store a few weeks ago and I put them at the entrance to the main vegetable garden in the back. They make me smile every single time I walk by and I LOVE that! They’re not very tall, only about three inches each and they sit on top of a two foot garden stake.
garden ornaments 1
garden ornaments 2
These little figurines are a good reminder to not be too serious, we all need a little kitsch in our lives!

Do you have any gnomes in your garden? Any garden art?

Chickens in the Garden

November 12th, 2011

I’ve declared my hopes of getting a few chickens here before, and I may try to sneak them in someday. They’re currently outlawed by our HOA. We keep thinking about trying to get the rules changed, but haven’t taken the plunge yet. Generally our HOA rules aren’t enforces unless the neighbors complain, so I could probably get chickens without any trouble. Our neighbors are all very laid back about all the craziness that goes on here at Chiot’s Run.

Since I can’t have chickens yet, I decided to get this beauty at the farmer’s market. She also has a sister for sale at the market which I may buy soon. They’re not real chickens, but they sure are cute. Generally I’m not much of one for kitschy garden art, but I was drawn to these ladies. I love that they’re made by a local artisan. They won’t be producing any eggs for my kitchen, but they do make me smile whenever I see them. No doubt I’ll really be appreciating them in the winter when they’ll be happily standing outside my kitchen window even on the coldest snowiest days!

Do you have any garden art in your garden?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.