Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Art in the Garden

As you can see, I've started another patriotic stitch.  I like to work on this theme throughout the month of July.  Chris of Tot Hill Farm Stitches generously gifted me with this chart. 

For this Tuesday's Garden Party, I thought I'd show off some of my garden art.

I decided on a less cluttered look this year. 

So I set out a few blue mushrooms.

Here are a couple more.

Here's my giant grasshopper.

I have several fused glass art items including this set of three flowers. 

I love this cascade of dragonflies.

And while I do not generally care to have bugs in my garden, glass bugs are an exception to the rule.

I bought the long blue glass sun-catcher at Saltram's gift shop near Plymouth, Devon, England.  The blues remind me of the sky and sea there. 

I have lots of volunteer Verbena bonariensis in the flowerbeds.
The hummingbirds enjoy it.

And so do the Swallowtail butterflies.

I think I've got a new plant color combo - yellow and lavender!

I'll end today's post with a pretty sunset.


Paula Lima said...

It is such a privilege to be surrounded by nature like that!

Vickie said...

What pretty displays you have created Beth.
Gorgeous sunset.

Anna van Schurman said...

You find such cute accessories!

Justine said...

Gorgeous photos Beth, I especially love all the blues! The dragonfly glass is my favourite I think. Lovely chart from Chris, can't wait to see it finished.

Sherone Taylor said...

Beautiful Photos!

Maggee said...

All so lovely!!

daisy g said...

Oh my goodness! That's a serious group of swallowtails! Blue is my favorite color in the garden (and elsewhere). Your garden decor is lovely (although I'd be temped to squash that giant grasshopper!). ;0D

Barb said...

You have lots of great yard art,plus I love all the blue things! Those are beautiful photos of the butterfly.