A Wardian Case for Gardeners: Sharing My Wardian

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A Wardian Case for Gardeners

By Dutchlady1
November 9, 2015

At an unplanned stop at a yard sale - I happened to just be driving by - I spotted this piece and immediately knew I wanted it, even though in our climate there is not much need for a Wardian Case.

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Fleur569
Nov 8, 2015 8:18 PM CST
This is the Wardian case on my patio which was converted to a bird cage when I received it. I took out 3/4 of the screening surrounding it and have used it for a variety of plants, mostly for the more delicate ones. As you can notice the curved dome is still glass so it is protective of the plants. The case is quite large on a tall stand, total height measuring about 7 feet making it clumsy and big to bring into the house so it stays outside permanently, but is covered over the winter. The "rust-ic" charm only adds to the vintage appeal. You'll find the Wardian case to be a versatile unique addition to the garden and thank you for bringing and sharing another aspect of gardening.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Nov 8, 2015 8:24 PM CST
That's a great piece and doesn't the weathering and patina just add to its beauty? My DH asked if I wanted him to paint the one I picked up. I was horrified at the thought Hilarious!
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
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MaryE
Nov 8, 2015 10:25 PM CST
Rust and scars of it's age only adds to it's charm. Be sure to show us what you do with it.
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Name: Angie
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Hemophobic
Nov 9, 2015 7:10 AM CST
Beautiful find, Hetty! I too brake for yard/estate sales for unusual gardening items.
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Nov 9, 2015 12:09 PM CST
Never heard of one before, but that is so cool looking! I love the rustic look too Thumbs up
Vickie
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Name: Dinu
Mysore, India (Zone 10a)
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Dinu
Nov 11, 2015 12:00 AM CST
http://www.horticulture.kar.nic.in/Design_final/lalbagh/M_li...
See this link. I live 90 miles away from this big city.
Glass House. Lalbagh... Lal means Red, bagh means park. City of Bengaluru.
Completed in 1898, when Queen Victoria still reigned. Designed on the Crystal Palace.

Good find your little piece. Thanks for writing about it.

Dinu
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Nov 11, 2015 3:49 AM CST
How fascinating! Thank You!
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
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MaryE
Nov 11, 2015 4:38 PM CST
WOW! What a beautiful place! Thank you for the link.
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Nov 12, 2015 5:52 AM CST
Lalbagh is really beautiful!
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown

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