With spring so early this year, our gardens are lush and green. All of our ornaments and furnishings were brought out of storage a good three weeks ahead of schedule. I thought I'd post about garden ornaments since we just received our spring shipment of garden antiques and furniture from England, France and Sweden. Get a peek at the end of this post ;-)
For me, a garden is incomplete without the following: structure and bones; flowers and foliage; and, furnishings and ornaments such as urns, sundials, birdbaths, statues, etc. Whether used as a focal point or backdrop, garden ornaments can create interest, drama or whimsy. Used in formal settings, they can be stately. While in cottage gardens they provide structure amongst the loose plantings. And, what garden would be complete without a bench or seat from which to take in one’s efforts, frustrations and successes?
From our garden to yours, cheers!
The box are doing well this year. We planted all 48 of them 3 years ago.
The sundial garden with a Luytens style bench in dappled shade.
The Mt. Everest alliums are super tall this year!!
Please stop growing or you will dwarf the birdbath!
In the white garden this footed urn on pedestal serves as a focal point.
An iron & glass cloche for protecting tender annuals.
This lavender tinged clematis (I forgot her name) turns a pure white.
The small granite sundial in the white garden.
A weathered tuteur with "Duchess of Edinburgh" Clematis, an old fashioned double.
Hi, Panda! Don't you dare pee on those boxwoods!!
From the new shipment, a fantastic tall & shallow French painted cabinet with cubbyholes inside.
From Bordeaux we have a pair of carved limestone flame top finials.
A weathered pair of English Luytens style garden benches, pair of French terra cotta chimney pots & much more!