Re: Garden decor was Re: [gardeners] 'Bright Lights'

Lillian Kepp (
Tue, 6 Jan 98 04:43:58 PST

On Tue, 30 Dec 1997 12:13:14 -0500 (EST)  Cheryl & Erich Schaefer 
>>Around here it's worth your life to put one of those black jockeys 
in your
>>yard. You get a visit from the many members of a national 
organization that
>>has "Colored People" in it's title. You can paint the face white 
and it's
>>okay though. The hot thing in rural areas around here is 
silhouettes of
>>cowboys, hound dogs, etc out by the mailbox.
>>George, who has flowers in his front yard
>The silhouettes are hot in rural New York State, too. What's also 
"in" is
>junk used as ornaments, a contradiction in terms, seems to me. Once 
in a
>wihle you see a good one, like an antique corn husker with a vine 
>on it. But the plants in old shoes, tomato cans and ammunition 
boxes are
>the norm now. One neighbor planted a pair of jeans; that is, she 
>them with soil in a chair and grew flowers in them. We've never 
gotten rid
>of the concrete birds left by the previous owners. Don't know why 
>I admit to having added a faux brass headboard as a trellis. Can't 
>if I like it in the garden or not. Just like the headboard. I also 
put our
>old small mailbox in the main garden where it holds tools. Very 
handy when
>I remember to put the darn things back in there. Anyone adding 
>elements this year?
>Cheryl Schaefer
>Zone 5 in the fabulous Finger Lakes of NY

I was looking for an old bathtub, one with legs.  Think it would 
make a nice raised bed, besides being "art."

I'm not into a "beautiful" garden.  I think the more fun one has
in the garden, the more fun it is.