I can not describe this particular garden on our tour without using the word fun. Because that's what it was. Fun!
From the street, you don't get much of a sense of what's in the back. The front was planted very traditionally, with a nice lawn and beautiful plantings. She used evergreens in the back, and perennials in the front.
I wanted you to see this path between the boxwoods and the front plantings. It was used as walkway from the driveway to the front door, and also for easy maintenance. Smart idea!
Using string lighting to train creeping fig (ficus pumila) near the front door was an idea I would love to use in my own garden.
This side yard was a jewel box. A small area, she had added some climbing vines to increase her gardening space. I loved her use of glass as a mulch. And the round glass ball gave us a hint of what was to come.
This bottle tree was the focal point of the back yard. (Do you see the rooster, too?)
The traditional blue bottles were used, yes, but in addition, she had different shapes, sizes, and colors of glass. I liked that. It was much more interesting to me than most bottle trees I've seen with bottles all the same size and color. I even saw a little green heart shaped bottle on one branch. I don't have a bottle tree, but if I ever decided to put one in my garden, I would use this idea of different sizes and colors of glass bottles.
She even used bottles on this old bakers rack used as a plant stand. I loved her use of sedums in the pots, and the sedum wreath.
She had also included glass to accessorize this wall art.
Bottles even hung from the trees. I liked these creative ways of using bottles.
I'm not sure what these flowers are made of, but the centers are mesh sponges! Very creative.
There was something in every nook and cranny, all meant to bring a smile to your face. See why I say this garden was filled with fun?
I hope you enjoyed a look at this Artistically Amusing garden. The other gardens I've shown from the Home Garden Tour given by the Smith County Master Gardeners are: Woodland Wonderland, Lakeside Living, and Vision of Versailles.
On our final garden of the tour, we'll see garden that's a Grassless Grandeur!