Some New Garden Art
Perhaps it’s not really art, more like garden tchotchkes (Yiddish for a decorative trinket). Who am I to say which is which? Art or tchotchkes, I wanted more for the garden, especially bird-related items.
I wish I had time to explore flea markets, art fairs, and garage sales. After retirement, perhaps. As it is, frequent travel for work puts time at a premium.
And so I turn to the internet, where I found this Northern Cardinal made out of recycled metal. I think a metal Cardinal is a good decoration for a Midwestern garden. My only complaint is that he’s missing the black bib he should have under his beak.
Even so, I’m pleased with him. He’ll stay under the young Crabapple tree in the back garden for now. He needs a name, though. I might even get him some companions.
Also, you may recall we used to have a wheelbarrow planter in the back garden. This was an old, rusty wheelbarrow inherited from the former owners of our house. It lasted a good dozen years for us, but finally it capitulated to the inevitable and rusted out. For a replacement, I found this, which is also made out of recycled materials.
Before planting it up, I doused it in sealant. I also added a plastic liner with slits so that water could escape between the bottom boards.
Then I planted it up with white Pansies.
When I was done, I felt I had done my bit for garden art. Or tchotchkes.