Garden art.

Other than a few large, rather attractive rocks that somehow migrated to my perennial beds (either during the last glacial event or when the landscapers didn’t want to hit them with a lawnmower), I don’t have any garden ornaments on display.  As I garden in a public space, it’s probably not a good idea for me to pick what type of garden art everyone in the apartment complex should be subjected to – I’m sure I’d get it wrong in at least one person’s view.  Like all art, opinions regarding garden ornaments are deeply personal, but as this blog post from Three Dogs in a Garden serves to illustrate, the line between huh? and what on earth?! is a fine one, indeed.  I wonder what my landlady would do if I plunked Bigfoot down in the Shasta daisies…?

Your turn: what types of garden art/ornaments do you have in your garden? Feel free to post links to your photos/blog posts in the comments!  

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This little statue can be found in the Shakespeare Garden at the Silver Springs Botanical Garden here in Calgary.  Photo taken in July of last year.

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Flowery Friday.

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And I do mean FLOWERY! I was digging through my photo files a couple of days ago, when I came across this shot of one of the large perennial beds at the Silver Springs Botanical Garden here in Calgary, photographed on a trip I took out there in July of last year. A sight for winter-weary eyes, that’s for sure!

Flowery Friday.

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Another look back at summer 2015…this beauty (like the Trollius I posted a photo of a couple of weeks ago) was found at the Silver Springs Botanical Garden here in Calgary. If you live in the area (or are heading this way as a tourist) and haven’t yet had the chance to check out this amazing space, make it a priority to visit during this growing season – what the volunteer gardeners have accomplished is incredible!

Owl art: Silver Springs Botanical Garden.

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The Silver Springs Botanical Garden here in Calgary has added a couple of instantaneous-smile-generating sculptures to their collection.  These little guys are pretty cute!

What are your tastes in garden ornaments and statuary?