As part of the ‘Garden Art‘ series this week, I’m posting some of the more spectacular pieces I’ve found on the internet. Granted, most of these are out of my price range but its always nice to get inspired!
Museums and parks are known for displaying a variety of amazing garden art. From the serious to the playful – and even odd, here are my favorites:
Glass artist Chihuly creates modern pieces that sure make an impression. If you like this pic, Google ‘Chihuly garden’ for more amazing images.
Henry Moore is one of the premier modern artists who focus on landscape art. While one of his pieces are worth more than most countries’ entire GDP, you can see his work in various museums.
I’m a bit of a junkie for the sculptor Rodin. Born in the 1800s, he created these amazing art pieces that are truly impressive. Lucky for me, I live near a Rodin Sculpture Garden!
The Mexican artist Luis Barragon devised his own style of modernism using lots of bright colors and geometric shapes.
This piece of living art took a lot of time and effort to create. Too bad it’s funny and has since ended up on sites like veryveryfun.com!
And while we’re looking at the playful, check out this enormous art piece located in Minneapolis. The giant spoon stretches 52 feet across a small pond and acts as a fountain as well. By sculptor Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, his wife.
Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s officially time to get into the winter holiday spirit! As I sit here, sipping hot apple cider, I thought it would be the perfect time to share some beautiful winter-y photos my friend Dee Wong took during a trip to Crater Lake, Oregon.
Grab a hot cocoa, and enjoy!
Above: A snow wheel. Apparently, “A snow wheel is made from a rolling stone. A natural occurrence when a stone or pebble falls onto snow on a downhill slope it picks up snow as rolls downhill until it looses momentum and falls over creating these trails with a snow wheel at the end.” – Dee Wong
Check out all of Dee’s photos here, and happy winter!
On Tuesday we wrote about why we love birdhouses, but we left out one very important reason: There are some crazy, unusual birdhouses out there! Every so often we spot an incredibly unusual birdhouse and it makes us love them even more. Here’s a collection of some of the craziest birdhouses we’ve come across:
We just can’t help it. We love birdhouses! Not only are they the perfect garden accessory and statement piece, but they attract singing birds to your garden. Here are some different ways to incorporate birdhouses into your garden and outdoor spaces:
Bird house groupings
Groupings of birdhouses can work to great effect. Just make sure they’re a similar style or color palette to pull the group together.
The standalone birdhouse
The sole birdhouse on a post will makes a bigger statement. Place one in a central point in the garden where you can watch birds flock to it. Or even better – place a bench nearby so you can watch your winged visitors.
Birdhouses for any style
On Tuesday we talked about fun ways to decorate your garden for Halloween. Today, we’re really getting into the freaky, scary element of Halloween and have put together a collection of some frightening plants. Take a gander… if you dare!
Want to get really freaked out? Check out these other great sources of carnivorous plant photos:
- Amazing photos in this National Geographic slideshow: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/03/carnivorous-plants/schmitz-photography
- Lots of info on each type of carnivorous plant: http://www.botany.org/carnivorous_plants
- Buy carnivorous plants online at: http://www.cobraplant.com/
When it comes to terrariums, one size does not fit all. Following up our post on Tuesday about how to make a terrarium that fits your style – here’s a selection of cool, unique terrariums.
On Tuesday we helped you decide whether an Asian Style Garden is right for you. If you’ve made the decision “go Asian” – congrats! Here are a few photos for a little inspiration along the way…
Ready to start designing? Design your Asian Front Garden online today!
Over this past weekend, I went to Half Moon Bay, CA – a quaint town on the California coast known for their foggy beaches and florists. But come Autumn, they’re known for their pumpkins!
So it was no surprise that I passed a dozen or so pumpkin patches during my day-trip. So, I thought I’d share a few photos I snapped along the way…
The craziest thing I saw all day were these…
We stumbled upon the venue of the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Weigh-off a day early, and they had some of the entries already displayed. Some of the pumpkins pictured weighed up to 990 pounds! Yes, 990 pounds.
You know what’s even crazier than that? The guy who won, Leonardo Urena, had a pumpkin that came in at a whopping 1,704 pounds — which broke world records. A fantastic feat, Leonardo.
But me? I just left with a cart-full of normal-sized pumpkins…
On Tuesday we discussed important elements to keep in mind when planting your container garden. Today we’re showcasing photos of container gardens to really get the juices flowing. The great thing about container gardens — there are so many options!
On Tuesday, we wrote about how to decide on whether a Cottage Style Garden is the right style garden for you. Today, we’re sharing some photos of Cottage Style Gardens. If you’re saying ooh and ahh over these photos and feel ready to move in, then the Cottage style could be for you!
Ready to start designing? Design your Cottage Front Garden online today!