Friday, April 24, 2009

The decorative side of the garden

As I have mentioned many times in my blog, my big yard is far from picture perfect. Much of the Northwest side of my house (the bird area) has now had a wide variety of plants put in, and I've got a rather funky bird feeder my son built me, and then the especially funky bird bath I created from a cement cylinder, a clay dish, rocks and the side from some big spools. It probably suits the birds ok, but it leaves quite a bit to be desired by most human standards.

I've browsed local stores but really haven't found much of anything, but the standard stuff, so I was particularly excited to get an opportunity to review a product for a company that specializes in outdoor furniture. The website has so many cool products for the yard and garden I was amazed. I was especially taken with the garden art- actual paintings done on aluminum that are made to survive outdoor weather. They have some really neat fountains and just about anything you can imagine for your yard and garden. And the birdbaths-so many cool designs-some that have a sundial integrated into them. Check out the website and watch for my upcoming review.

7 comments:

Blossom said...

The birds will like that a lot.

Deborah Godin said...

Neat! I wanted to get a birdbath for this sumer, but don't like anything I've seen so far. It's the old "I'll know what I want when I see it."

Teri C said...

Very creative and lovely.

Diane C. said...

It's always nice to have a little water feature in a desert garden. I'm sure you will enjoy watching the birds splash around in it.

walk2write said...

I was thinking maybe a tile mosaic would brighten up the wooden spools. If you could find bits of broken tile from someone's remodeling project, it would be fairly cheap to do. Thanks for the link to the outdoor products site. (Sigh) Wish I could afford to buy. I'll be watching for your review.

Claude said...

I like that bird-bath... very creative use of found objects... But then I'm really not one to judge, I made a fire pit out of an old galvanized tub...

Jenn said...

Oh, I dunno. I like the charm of the rustic bath. Needs a few pots of succulents or cacti on the wood with your rocks.

New pretty things are good too, tho. No better 'pick me up' than a fresh piece of art/furniture/etc in the garden.