The magic of colored glass as it catches the light adds much to a garden, as seen above in this bouquet of glass seen in the front of Denise Lane’s beautiful property during the Seattle Fling 2011.
The gardens of Seattle that opened their gates to a gaggle of garden bloggers agape at the sight of so much beauty were heavily glassed. This study in yellows was also planted in the Lane garden.
Nearly every space that we were allowed to wander had bits of glass art, used with a subtle touch to great effect. The crane is metal, but the cattail is glass, from the Lane garden. Sometimes we had to look very closely, or even touch the piece to tell if it was a living plant or work of art.
Small treasures were tucked amongst living flowers, requiring a second look to discern the real from the man-made. Again, seen in the Lane garden.
Colorful bowls were put into use as bird baths, as illustrated by this brilliant yellow blown piece seen in Shelaugh Tucker’s garden.
They were wonderful to behold. This one was showcased at Dragonfly Farms Nursery.
Ah, to see these swirls makes a heart swoon. This vignette was seen in the Dunn gardens.
The final destination of the whirlwind Seattle Fling was Dragonfly Farms Nursery. We were dragging by that time, nearly gardened out, but when we stepped off the bus, this is what greeted us. Energy was recharged by the sight of it and excitement grew as exploring was done at this fine establishment.
Much of the glass art here was the masterful work of glass artist, Barbara Sanderson. She was also the maker of several of the pieces seen in the other gardens we visited.
Each shape was more beautiful than the next and they were placed amongst the foliage and flowers to draw the eye.
If only we had traveled by car,…
…there would be some glass added to the Fairegarden. Alas, our suitcases and carryons were already overflowing with plants.
But mail order saved the day. It was so difficult to choose, but this mushroom is now proudly displayed along the wall behind the main house. To see more of Barbara’s work and perhaps fall in love with a piece or pieces you simply cannot live without, click here. It just might be that more of Barbara’s glass creations will be joining the mushroom, for after viewing the above photos, lust has been stirred again.
To view the rest of the posts about the Seattle Fling 2011:
Seattle Fling 2011-Overture
Lost Secret In The Bloedel Reserve
Semi Does Seattle
Art And Artful In Seattle-Birrell And Tucker Gardens
Art And Artful In Seattle-The Dunn Garden
Art Of Seattle 2011 Fling-Day 2
Seattle Fling 2011 Day 3-Onward
Seattle Fling 2011-Grand Finale