Statuary in the Garden
I think a little statuary is very pretty in a garden.
I like just plain old concrete aging naturally over time.
I went by Garden Gate Antiques last week and browsed their large collection of
new and old concrete statuary.
I found several things I wanted to drag home. I have a fondness for floral and fruit filled urns.
I have three of them on the front porch pedestals of my house.
There is one of mine on the far pedestal.
These urns were one of the very first things I added to my house.
I've trimmed the ivy way back since this photo was taken.
I love ivy but this is a bit much. I prefer it less wild.
My little wall fountain planted with impatiens, money wort, ferns and vinca vine is doing very well.
See how the vines mimic water overflowing.
I'm not caring for the spikey plant however.
I think I'll pull it out and plant it with something else...it detracts from the flowing water feel.
My first thought was that it would look like splashing water but I think it would work
better in a different sort of container.
I found some truly lovely container gardens.
Especially like this one.
I'm very successful at growing ferns on the backside of my house.
They love the northern exposure.
Still lots that needs to be done back here in the yard...but I've been busy in the kitchen.
I'll show tomorrow. It's a work in progress.
I guess I'll just show as I make changes.
The big one was the tile but I added something today that I think just added so much.
And am painting some things tomorrow.
Moldings planned to be added too but that will probably be next week or the next.
This photo just to remind you how much better it looks than it did.
Don't forget my
linky party is still going on.
It's so fun to see how you all have mixed things up in your own homes.
Just click on above button to go there now.