All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘garden art’

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The New York Botanical Garden in the Fifth Season

The New York Botanical Garden is a sight to see no matter what time of year it is. The 100+-year-old National Historic Landmark’s museum of botanicals has interest and events listed for each season: spring, summer, fall, and winter. I had the rare opportunity to visit the garden in the fifth season. Traditional Chinese Medicine has identified late summer or a …

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Copper Garden Art Flowers DIY Project

These Copper Garden Art Flowers Will Never Stop Blooming

Right now I’m smitten with copper. The rosy hue is cheerful and elegant. It shines so brightly that it seems to belong in the garden. In the summer when the garden is growing well on its own, I turn to garden art projects for my garden therapy. I like to add ornaments for interest to areas that are not blooming …

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How To Make Glass Gazing Balls For Miniature Gardens

Simple Gazing Balls Idea for Miniature Gardens

Great Balls of Glass! Gazing balls in the garden are all the rage. It all started back in Venice, Italy, where hand-blown glass artistry adorns all parts of the home, including the lawn. After that, decorative gazing balls traveled their way around Europe and while they were once considered a Victorian-era decor piece for English gardens, gazing balls can now be …

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Peacock blue and bamboo clay wind chimes

How to Make a Wind Chime

Organic clay shapes strung up on branches make for beautiful art that brings melody and movement to the garden. Follow my instructions to make your own elegant wind chime. Materials: Dried branch or driftwood Clay shapes Fishing line Beads Drill Make it! 1. Pick Your Pendants and Drill a Hole in Each One. Collect clay pendants or pieces, or make …

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Copper rain chain DIY

Spotted: DIY Rain Chains

The project on my current Covet List is a DIY copper rain chain. I love how it creates movement in the garden, directs water in a stylish way, and gets a beautiful patina over time. I love this simply laid out project on Instructables by Tool Using Animal for making a rain chain from copper tubing. In my search for creative rain …

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Tennis Racket Garden Art from the book Project Garden

Tennis Racket Garden Art

It’s a wonderful day for a garden project and Project Garden!  The following post of part of  Stacy Tornio’s virtual book tour for her book, Project Garden: A Month-by-Month Guide to Planting, Growing, and Enjoying ALL Your Backyard Has to Offer, which includes recipes, plant suggestions, garden plans, and even games. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have …

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