dbv10July 21, 2008

Hi Everyone ~ I want to add vertical interest to a corner of a new large garden and am in search of columns. Does anyone know where I can find some? I'm looking for 4' to 8' heights of cylindrical shape. I've searched the "normal" garden centers with no luck. Thanks!

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I'm cheap so these are the low-cost ideas, although when I have seen columns at the flea market they were more than what I wanted to pay.
architectural salvage yard
flea market
utility company? maybe they have some old poles you can scrounge. trim out and paint.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2008 at 8:44AM
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Marlene Kindred

Hi there~

I'm new on this forum, but I frequent the Garden Junk site. I would say that you could find the posts at Lowe's or Home Depot type stores. They aren't cheap though. You may be able to find some where they are tearing down a building, etc. Good luck in your search!

    Bookmark   July 24, 2008 at 11:11AM
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butterbeanbaby(z5 MO)

You could also make your own. There are cylinder shaped tubes at Lowes or Home Depot. You could fill them with a hypertufa mixture in the place you'd want them, and you just tear off the tube (it's cardboard) when they've set. I've got a garden book around here somewhere where the garden owner did that and painted them different colors. If the columns were left alone, you could encourage moss to grow on them.


    Bookmark   July 24, 2008 at 11:23AM
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Thank you everyone! I think I'll try my hand at painting/aging my own. I'll be sure to post pictures of the final project!! :)

    Bookmark   July 28, 2008 at 11:42AM
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