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Saturday, August 13, 2011

New Garden Art From Glass Gardens NW

Members of the Seattle Fling received a 10% discount on items ordered from the Glass Gardens NW website, so I decided to order some icicles.

I bought one large purple one and two small orange ones, and I "planted" them on the far side of my stream, with some plants that share their colors. What do you think?

They are attached to copper pipe, that came with them. Because my soil is so rocky, I wasn't sure I would be able to get the pipes deep enough into the ground for them to be stable. So I pounded rebar into the ground, and then slipped the pipes over that.

I'm thinking possibly that purple one needs to be pushed further into the ground, although it might look better once the plants around them grow up a bit. They are mostly new plantings, just planted this year, although the Karley Rose Pennisetum was planted last year. 

I think they make a nice backdrop for this Agastache too.

I love 'em!

They arrived on Saturday, shipped via Priority Mail, packed very nicely in both bubble wrap and then packed again in a big box with styrofoam peanuts.

My husband couldn't resist "playing Harry Potter" with the big purple one.


I need more. A handful of colorful orbs will look great in one of my beds. Or maybe the Fiddlesticks, in with some ferns....