Yard-ifacts… man-made objects for your yard giving it a sense of humor and a pop of color.
This week I’ve been hunting down garden objects to bring in the summer season. I searched high and low for color, texture, shape and oddity.
I found brightly colored trellis, textured pots and a mixture of pattern and glazes at The Growing Place in Naperville, IL. They offer thousands of varieties of trees, plants, flowers and a large selection of garden objects, pots and containers. The best part of the Naperville location is the “secret garden” setting you feel like you’re walking through a special place.
The oversized chicken and wire human-oid sculptures are the whimsy I was looking for. Tuck them away as a screen or peering over a patch of flowers will give these guys a bit of humor that every garden needs… a pop of interest. Also found in Naperville, in a small garden shop behind City Hall on Water Street just off of Main Street.