Weekly Garden Update: September 24

Garden Art = Functional Art

I utilize garden art in my yard for two purposes; 1. I like how it looks and probably more importantly, 2. It has a functional value in the garden. It can be used to trellis plants or provide support, keep animals away from crops and act as water catchers, sun reflectors or air diverters. I don’t always purchase garden art, however, many times I will find items in my garage or basement that make perfect garden art. Antiques or old items that may not have value indoors can often find a spot in the garden.

Tip of the week: before purchasing expensive trellises, bird baths or new plant containers, look around in your house to find old, unused items and try to find a valuable use for them in the garden.

Here are some examples of functional garden art:

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