Cottage Gardening forum: Garden Accessories

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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Mar 27, 2010 8:41 AM CST
Trellises, fencing, birdbaths, statuary, and many other non-plant items add charm and permanent structure to the Cottage Garden. Let's discuss them here!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Veronica
zone 5b
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indygardengal
Mar 29, 2010 8:06 AM CST
All I know is that I want and need more.
Veronica Hilarious!
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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Mar 29, 2010 8:52 AM CST
I find accessorizing a bit challenging. To my eye, its a fine line between just right and cluttered, but I end up with an incomplete appearance.

This garden seat is working for me, but I still feel like this bed needs something else. There's a white Clematis in the bed I'd hoped would climb the spruce tree, but it doesn't want to comply at all, LOL. A white trellis may be in order!

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"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Veronica
zone 5b
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indygardengal
Mar 29, 2010 10:36 AM CST
I like that seat also but didn't know for sure what it was.
My attitude determines my altitude
A truly wise person uses few words; a person of understanding is even- tempered. Proverbs 17:27
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Mar 29, 2010 10:40 AM CST
For years I had no idea what it was, LOL. Just thought they were some kinda of lidless jar! Something I learned last year was to be sure to look inside before sitting on it....there was a wasp nest inside! Thinking back...it must have looked hysterical when I did that!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Kelly
Simpsonville, SC
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KLStuart
Mar 29, 2010 1:34 PM CST
I'm with Veronica, I need more accessories in the garden! Finally got a bird bath last fall, and have one little statue, and a few trellises. Working on getting an urn to put some flowers in to set next to my bench on the new 'terrace' area. Will do pictures later :)

One thing I really want to do is find something to put all my 'hens and chicks' in. I've seen some beautiful arrangements, but haven't found the right container. Anyone have any good recycling type ideas for containers? Keeping my eye out for an old cracked bird bath, but haven't gotten lucky yet! Meanwhile, I have the poor things tucked into any container I could find including old milk jugs from WS... they really need a permanent home!

Name: Veronica
zone 5b
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Region: Indiana Irises Hummingbirder Clematis Enjoys or suffers cold winters Dog Lover
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indygardengal
Mar 29, 2010 5:54 PM CST
I like strawberry jars for hens and chicks. That is the only thing I have found that the strawberry jars are good for. Maybe strawberries ????? Rolling on the floor laughing
Veronica
My attitude determines my altitude
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Name: Kelly
Simpsonville, SC
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KLStuart
Mar 30, 2010 7:18 AM CST
Good thought... when they have chicks, do they trail down the pot then?
Name: Kelly
Simpsonville, SC
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KLStuart
Mar 30, 2010 11:05 AM CST
Here's the area that needs an urn, or pot of some sort. Debating how tall it should be... maybe to the height of the bench seat?

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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Mar 30, 2010 12:56 PM CST
Gorgeous spot Kelly! I kinda think one of those elevated urns with a pillar base would be scrump there. I'm thinking something 4-5' tall would be nice. Have you seen Leawoodgardener's pics on DG? He's got one he puts tulips in for spring and annuals for summer, it's gorgeous!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Kelly
Simpsonville, SC
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KLStuart
Mar 30, 2010 1:40 PM CST
I'll have to have a look! I can't imagine something that tall... are you thinking behind the bench a little on the right?
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Mar 30, 2010 1:47 PM CST
I was thinking in the mulched area in front of the bench. I've only seen his in pictures, so it may just be about birdbath height. The plants would give it more height too.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Kelly
Simpsonville, SC
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KLStuart
Mar 30, 2010 1:56 PM CST
Ah, wish it was mulch Smiling So far just my lasagna bed ingredients, some daffs and a few perennials, but lots of plants heading that way in a few weeks!

This is what I'm thinking will go there, if all the seedlings make it. Quite a few are already there, just really small. The Gardenia and Camellia may take a while to hide the Utility box (just out of the picture), so I'm considering a small bit of 3' fence with some vines growing up it back there.. not sure.

Didn't draw in all the flagstones, but the whole 'terrace' area is flagstones with dwarf mondo grass between them, and some sedum and thyme scattered around the edges.

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Name: Veronica
zone 5b
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Cut Flowers Butterflies Bulbs
Region: Indiana Irises Hummingbirder Clematis Enjoys or suffers cold winters Dog Lover
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indygardengal
Mar 30, 2010 8:23 PM CST
Nice picture Kelly.. That area is going to be extra attractive when it fills in.
I didn't get a picture in your most recent post it didn't open. actually it was blank from the get go.
And yes the chicks just trail down and they multiply nicely in the top of the pot. I don't have a picture. I left mine outdoors last fall so they have to be brought back up to speed.
Veronica
My attitude determines my altitude
A truly wise person uses few words; a person of understanding is even- tempered. Proverbs 17:27
Name: Kelly
Simpsonville, SC
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KLStuart
Mar 31, 2010 7:44 AM CST
Strange on the attachment, it shows up here. Its just a .jpeg same as the others, but saved from Illustrator... can anyone else see it?
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Mar 31, 2010 5:44 PM CST
I can see it, opened fine for me.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Veronica
zone 5b
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Cut Flowers Butterflies Bulbs
Region: Indiana Irises Hummingbirder Clematis Enjoys or suffers cold winters Dog Lover
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indygardengal
Mar 31, 2010 6:41 PM CST
Maybe my computer???? I have one friend who sends emails with pics in attachments and I can't open them any more. I may have removed something at sometime. But here on cubits it is the first time I've had the problem.
My attitude determines my altitude
A truly wise person uses few words; a person of understanding is even- tempered. Proverbs 17:27
Name: Pauletta
Flemingsburg Ky.
Lilyhosta
Mar 31, 2010 6:58 PM CST
I can't see anything but the red x

Pauletta
Name: Terese
Central Florida, zone9b (Zone 9b)
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
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tcs1366
Apr 1, 2010 7:34 AM CST
i can see the image when clicked upon. awesome bed Kelly!!
Terese --Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi

Name: Kelly
Simpsonville, SC
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KLStuart
Apr 1, 2010 8:23 AM CST
Thanks! Keeping fingers crossed. Now I'm figuring out what seedlings aren't going to make it, and where I can insert some mums from a coop that will be here this week! Flexible, but at least I have the beginnings of a plan this year!

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