Glass in the Garden
Let’s back up a bit. Last year, magnificent gifts were received of the wonderful garden glass made by Barbara Sanderson, whose shop can be viewed by clicking here. The pink curve of the fiddlestick was perfect with the Japanese maple Crimson Queen. But the dark teal mini icicle did not show up very well there.
The color selections were made of light teal and lime green to coordinate with the dark teal. When the glass arrived, packed oh so well to avoid breakage, the three amigos were stuck in the middle container by the deck. These pots were planted for winter interest last December, click here to read the story. For some unknown reason there was no vertical interest in the center pot. Every time it was gazed upon, the same thought looped in my brain, why did I not get three of the kale plants? Now we know why, so the glass trio could provide the perfect vertical accent!
As Spring returns to the Daylily Hill garden with the earliest daffodils that have been spread to blanket the slope beginning to open, all is well. The pink glass stands alone, echoing the shape of the maple branch beautifully. Athena approves.
Elsewhere, in the Orange Butterfly Garden along the Azalea Walk, more of Ms. Sanderson’s glass provides year-round interst and delight. Read the story of this vignette by clicking here if you so desire.
We first learned about glass art in a garden setting during the 2011 Garden Blogger Fling held in Seattle, Washington, linkage here.
My name is Frances, and I am addicted to glass in the garden.