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Mar 23, 2010 8:54 AM CST
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Canadian Enjoys or suffers cold winters Composter
Seed Starter Annuals Herbs Canning and food preservation Native Plants and Wildflowers Vegetable Grower
Hi folks,

I've got the hostas. About 150 varieties in a city lot (and I still have a small veggie garden too).

The hostas are beginning to mature, but the gardens have very little of anything else except a few companion plants.

What I'm looking for is ideas for garden art that don't cost an arm and a leg to carry out. What have you done with your gardens? I think the only thing I have is a couple of viola playing frogs.

Ann

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Ann

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Mar 23, 2010 9:45 AM CST
Name: Kristy
Tennessee
Ann, I LOVE your little frogs!! They are so cute!!
My husband found these for me last year at a yard sale. They are random copper bugs with beads on them.
I also have toad houses as you know, frogs love to hide under hostas. I just tuck a house somewhere & they will get in it.

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Mar 23, 2010 9:46 AM CST
Name: Kristy
Tennessee
here is a mosquito lol
Some of these have plain 'ol marbles in them.

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Mar 23, 2010 9:49 AM CST
Name: Kristy
Tennessee
a big butterfly

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Mar 23, 2010 9:52 AM CST
Name: Kristy
Tennessee
here is a toad house with a resident. You really can't see, but it's tucked between 2 hostas & it's somewhat hidden.

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Mar 23, 2010 9:54 AM CST
Name: Diann
Lisbon, IA
Charter ATP Member Cat Lover Hostas Region: Iowa Lilies Peonies
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Cute. Smiling
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Mar 23, 2010 2:16 PM CST
Name: Elizabeth
Iowa, zone 5a
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Kristy is that a real toad in there?

I used to have about 6 ceramic brightly painted mushrooms that I really liked. However I didn't bring them in the house last winter and they were all badly damaged so I pitched them. I bought each of them on sale for $20 or less. I probably won't replace them because they really didn't fit in that well. Now I'm leaning more towards stone and metal for garden art pieces.

I have not put out my other pieces of garden art for the year yet - they include a granite owl, a bronze sundial on a stand and a small copper birdbath on a slender stand. Each of those pieces varied in price from $50-$150.
Elizabeth
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Mar 23, 2010 6:17 PM CST
Name: Kit and Gary
Springville, Ia
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
out of necessity we have had to come up with something to protect some of our more valued hostas. It seems there are a few bunnies in the area that love to knock down flower scapes and eat them. In order to protect these hostas we have devised a method that seems to work quite well and could qualify as garden art. I am talking about bird cages. The ones we use are certainly not art, but there are a lot of fancy bird cages available a person can pick up for little or nothing. One placed over a small hosta would make an amusing conversation piece.

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Mar 23, 2010 6:23 PM CST
Name: Kit and Gary
Springville, Ia
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Here is a piece we picked up this past fall. We aren't sure exactly where we are going with it yet.

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Mar 23, 2010 7:22 PM CST
Name: Diann
Lisbon, IA
Charter ATP Member Cat Lover Hostas Region: Iowa Lilies Peonies
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Oh yeah, I like that arch... Smiling Nice. Smiling
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Mar 25, 2010 1:47 AM CST
Name: Kit and Gary
Springville, Ia
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Yeah the darn thing followed me home from Brucemore last fall. I can't seem to be able to go to Brucemore without something following me home.

Gary
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Mar 25, 2010 9:26 AM CST
Name: Diann
Lisbon, IA
Charter ATP Member Cat Lover Hostas Region: Iowa Lilies Peonies
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Ooooh, that is what you all were off doing when I was cooling my heels waiting for the elusive LeAnn to show up.... LOL
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May 2, 2010 6:53 PM CST
Name: Karen
Watertown, WI (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Hostas
I thought I'd add my cute little dragon here. He's keeping watch over 'Regal Splendor.' (Can you believe I got that plant a couple weeks ago for $8? It has 16 eyes!)



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Check out Petiole Junction, my garden blog! (I'd love your comments.)
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May 2, 2010 7:17 PM CST
Name: Diann
Lisbon, IA
Charter ATP Member Cat Lover Hostas Region: Iowa Lilies Peonies
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Very nice! Smiling
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May 2, 2010 8:42 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
Dances with Dirt
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I like bird baths , they add height, they generally cost less than statuary and are useful too.

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This life has many choices
Eternity, only two.
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May 2, 2010 9:32 PM CST
Name: Diann
Lisbon, IA
Charter ATP Member Cat Lover Hostas Region: Iowa Lilies Peonies
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
That works too. Smiling
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May 4, 2010 6:15 PM CST
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
Heucheras Garden Ideas: Level 2 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Garden Ideas: Level 1
Region: Minnesota Hostas Keeps Horses Birds Farmer Daylilies
You guys have such cute ideas!!
I have a bird bath too. One odd thing is that the dogs have figured out that it has water in it and use it as a water dish... weird. Also have a Garden Angel (the wings fell off this winter - I forgot to bring it in)... so I need to cement those back on.
The other thing I have in my garden are metal things - like old tractor wheels and old milk cans and other odd old metal items I found in the woods on the back 40. Oh and I have an old metal gate (antique thing)!!
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
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May 4, 2010 6:18 PM CST
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
Heucheras Garden Ideas: Level 2 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Garden Ideas: Level 1
Region: Minnesota Hostas Keeps Horses Birds Farmer Daylilies
Gary -- what is the Hosta in your profile? It is beautiful!!!
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
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May 5, 2010 5:01 AM CST
Name: Kit and Gary
Springville, Ia
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Christine, that is a seedling we got last year from Bob Axmear in Waukon, IA. He grows some amazing things and we were very lucky to be gifted with a few!
Kit
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May 5, 2010 9:49 AM CST
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Canadian Enjoys or suffers cold winters Composter
Seed Starter Annuals Herbs Canning and food preservation Native Plants and Wildflowers Vegetable Grower
I'm jealous!
Ann

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