Unique pieces that set a place apart.
Shopping for one who loves a garden? Or maybe you're plotting to
plant a list where it'll be found by someone who is shopping for
you. We were deep into doing both, when we began to dream of buying
some of the very special items we had seen:
At right: Sherwood Forest table for 20 (Fleur Detroit, Bloomfield Hills,
Ent chair (Gardenviews, Northville,
Sumptuous garden wreath (Plymouth Nursery, Plymouth,
Stone bridge (A special order item; we'll ask a garden center
manager to locate one for us, whenever it is we finally find the
place to put it!)
Below, right: The first member of what would become a
whimsical menagerie. (Plymouth Nursery) (This may seem
incongruous with the rest, but it's not. Unique items are often but
not always expensives. They may simply require require a temporal
investment -- time in seeking them or adapting them.)
Old windows follow that lead. They're available and in
demand through garden decor companies but also found at flea
markets and garage sales.
When Forum Moderator, pro gardener Deb Hall came upon windows that had been
stashed for many years in a garage, she relayed them to a friend
likely to use them: Forum Moderator, garden designer Celia Ryker.
Below: Use them she did. Cleaned and hung on frames set into
the border, they became a one of a kind garden room divider in the