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A little garden art, including fossils ...

Posted by roselee z8 SW Texas (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 11, 12 at 14:39

Hi everyone! For anyone interested I'd like show you a few pieces of 'garden junque/art' arrangements. I get a lot of ideas from pictures on the internet and if this is 'your thing' maybe these photos will give you some ideas.

The reclining Buddha never showed up very well so a little bed of smooth river rocks and fossils was arranged to highlight it. The garden elf on the right with the wheelbarrow helped me with the work ;-)

It's hard to tell from the pictures, but the stones near the head are fossil shells which are often found laying on top of the ground in the Texas hill country. I've collected over a dozen through the years ...

In the evenings light shines through this garage sale stained glass cross which hangs inside the Texas red honeysuckle covered arch ...

The thrift store framed mirror adds some sparkle to a dull area ...

At the end of the mirror path frequently used garden tools hang on old rusty rakes ...

It's hard to take a picture of a mirror without appearing in it ... LOL. The garage sale bullet mirror on a wrought iron rose trellis will hopefully be surrounded by pink roses soon.

Bauble made with green marbles hangs among bird cages ...

Time stopped for this vintage Mexican clock found at a Lakehills thrift shop. Flowers now flow instead of time ...

A potted cactus sits on an upside down metal lamp base. The succulent planted in a Mexican pumpkin pot nestles in half of a light fixture. The concrete ammonite fossil was a flea market find ...

Speaking of ammonites can you see the ammonite fossil imbedded in the limestone boulder? Son Doug took this picture while walking the dry creek bed near the house. His dog Elsie gives you a perspective of it's size ...

It's fun to imagine how this part of Texas was once underwater, Huge ammonites were very common in the seas then. A squid like mollusk lived inside.

Thrift store and garage sale items placed around the garden fulfills a creative urge in me. Hope you enjoy looking as much as I enjoy playing with this stuff :-)

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RE: A little garden art, including fossils ...

Sky is the limit to your imagination Roselee!! throughly enjoyed seeing the pictures. The vintage mexican clock - really cool idea to let the flowers flow thru.

RE: A little garden art, including fossils ...

I so admire creative people, and you've got it going on, Roselee..............very, very pretty.

RE: A little garden art, including fossils ...

Thanks Indu and Carrie.

Here's a bit of garden art that's not finished yet. It's a garage sale window box behind Rebecca in which I want to put a (cheap) mirror, but the lime green Filipino lily foliage with the lone old Kwanso daylily peeking through is so pretty I'm including it anyway.

I almost lost the Filipino lilies (which bloom in August) to the drought, but dug them up and babied them along until they recovered enough to replant ...

RE: A little garden art, including fossils ...

I love your garden art Roselee! The reclining buddha is really highlighted there! We always collect fossil rocks on our walks too. It is amazing to imagine that the sea was covering the area.

So many little gems here and there, mirrors really do bring sparkle to shadowy areas! I love green bauble, did you craft that? I absolutely love the rake heads used as tool hangers!
The lime green of the filipino lilies really sets off the crinums too!

Thanks for taking the time to share!

RE: A little garden art, including fossils ...

Nice, Roselee! Is the frame on the bullet mirror bronze? The pup is cute, it looks like he has a black outline around his muzzle. He's smiling for sure. My Philippine lilies are a little ahead of your with buds already.


RE: A little garden art, including fossils ...

  • Posted by ruthz 8a dfw texas (My Page) on
    Tue, Jun 12, 12 at 11:00

Beautiful, as always.

RE: A little garden art, including fossils ...

That is beautiful, your garden is looking so good. Great ideas too!

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