I'm constantly puttering around my garden beds, looking for something that will make them more beautiful, at least in my eyes. It is always pleasant to hear a nice comment about your plants and flowers from a garden guest, but in the end the most important one to please is the one that does the work and lives with the garden all day, every day. Last summer I saw a red ceramic bird bath that I liked, but it seemed a little pricey. Then it was marked down $10, but I still resisted. After another $10 reduction, I bought it and placed it in a bed of Hostas. This spring I saw a red sphere and thought, why not? It would look nice with the bird bath. A large Hosta was planted in a red planter, which made three spots of color. Three is a pleasant number in the garden. Red seemed to be a good choice.
Hosta 'Diana Remembered' in a red container
Sphere with Hostas
Then I thought, what about some blue?
Blue Sphere with Hosta 'Patriot'
Sphere with Mouse Ears Hostas
A more subdued container.
Hostas, Rose, Sphere
Hosta "The Razor's Edge' in blue container.
A more subdued sphere