I love the look of glass in the garden. Last summer I succumbed to this piece of hand blown glass. But it was very expensive, and kind of lonely looking out in our big garden.
While visiting some other gardens last summer, we saw some examples of glass art that was made out of old household glassware. We thought, "We can do that!"
So during the fall, winter and early spring, we have been collecting pieces from thrift stores and recycling shops. Last week, with all of the planting of real flowers done, it was time to design our glass flowers.
This morning all that was left on the garage work bench was these two "fountains", awaiting mountings posts.
And now, blooming along with nature's flowers, are our creations.
Click on any photo for a closer look.
Last Christmas a friend of ours gave us this cute rock bird house as a hostess gift. We got it out too, using the trunk of a hedge tree we had removed because it was dead. (Yes, we have plant disasters, too.)
We still have a few glass items on the shelf, but they'll wait now for another time of inspiration, and a few more collected pieces. Maybe we'll make some Christmas gifts this year?
Our daughter and grandchildren are arriving Friday evening. It's a busy time around here. But I think the garden is ready.