Making Garden Art.
Not quite sure what other people think about mixing art amongst the already colourful flower gardens they have but here goes.
I really don't get out that much (so bare with my idiocy)
I love my little garden's front and back and I love all kinds of colour in the summer.
In the winter months I love to look out and see different coloured Evergreens.
February arrives and I start to see a stirring in the Camellia and the Mimosa bright pink and bright yellow.They will last well into April/May if I am lucky.I also have a well established tri-colour Camellia so expecting something from that early next year.
But also in the winter mix I have my garden ornaments out there in between the winter shrubs with their rainbows of colour. Now and again maintenance is required on the ornaments.
Over a matter of years I had to regularly stick the tortoise's head back on because I am sure that one of the lumberjack gnomes was chopping it off.
A couple of years ago mind, I drilled a hole partly through the head and then in line into the body and put a piece of coat hanger wire through both sides and then glued it and painted it.
It as kept its head ever since but I am sure getting some dirty looks of the head gnome when I pass him.
Some 5 years ago I did a batch of butterfly's and painted and varnished them various colour's,most are still ok the odd touch of paint or varnish because the insects do like to eat away at the colours and don't get me started on the wasp's.
About a month ago I decided I would try making some more for the back fence and they are coming on nicely finished quite a few but sorry I am unable to post pictures.
Today I also had a brain wave,over the years friends and family normally give me plants as presents/gifts when they visit.Well because I am totally useless with indoor plants I am normally left with various coloured outer pots and I have a fair collection I can tell you.
If I say to some one I would like a indoor plant,they always come with yet another colourful outer pot so that also goes to add to my collection later in the year when the plant die's..
Well here is the brain wave .
So instead of buying plant pots I am now trying to put in use some of these larger pots.
First I had to clean and prepare and then tape the bottom and then drill a couple of holes for the drainage.
After this I have weatherproofed them with a few coats of varnish and they are all lined up outside at present in the blazing sunshine drying off.
When they are ready I will put a plant of kinds in them and add their colour to my garden.
I know some may possibly crack in the winter months because of the deep frosts but on the whole I am sure most will survive.
They have already had 3 or 4 years outside anyways because I have no room inside for anymore.
So thats some of my garden art.
Anybody out there been dabbling with colourful added attractions to the garden.
Don't hesitate to post .