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I'm feeling very inspired....at 2 a.m. Today I saw something really effective in a very big market shed which sells all manner of collectables. On the massive back wall above a large fire place were 2 penny farthing bikes mounted, the larger one on top. It look really quite stunning and here is my inspiration which seems great at this hour, let's see how I feel in the light of day.
I have my mums old push mower. I've had it fixed once but still doesn't work. I also have a bluestone wall. I'm thinking mower mounted on an angle or rust effects it and stand in my garden with my rusty duck family.
To garden art or not to garden art, that is the question,:confused:
 
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I went on a vegetable garden year a few years ago and one of the gardens featured old bicycles as trellises for vegetables - it was really charming and functional too! I think you should do it.
I have a 1940s era iron push mower in my shed that I bought at a barn sale some years back. Now you've got me thinking I ought to do something functional with it...
 
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I'm feeling very inspired....at 2 a.m. Today I saw something really effective in a very big market shed which sells all manner of collectables. On the massive back wall above a large fire place were 2 penny farthing bikes mounted, the larger one on top. It look really quite stunning and here is my inspiration which seems great at this hour, let's see how I feel in the light of day.
I have my mums old push mower. I've had it fixed once but still doesn't work. I also have a bluestone wall. I'm thinking mower mounted on an angle or rust effects it and stand in my garden with my rusty duck family.
To garden art or not to garden art, that is the question,:confused:

When it comes to creativity sky is the limit. Do post pictures when your creative thoughts are seen in your garden. :)
 
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When the creative juice strikes, go for it! Once you have mounted and find out it was not what you wanted, you can always take it down. But I think it will look lovely on the bluestone wall.
 
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I think it's worth a try. One of my friends used an old bicycle as a trellis. It looks kind of nice, although it's not my style at all.
Please, remember to take a picture of your garden art:)
 
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Garden art is so cool, I love to see it, but not sure I want to have one. They are so pretty to see though and I truly admire those garden artists, but this might not be my thing.
 
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The wooden ladder sounds effective Lori. I have a very creative friend who used an old small wooden ladder in her lounge for magazines, mainly about gardening of course. It looked good but I don't think it's there now as she is constantly moving things around. It's probably in her garden.
 
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I agree with you Trellum , you don't have to want things in your garden to appreciate their worth. It's great that we all do out own thing.:)
 
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Old artifacts and seemingly useless objects can make great garden art if you use a little creativity and elbow grease. The one thing you just have to be careful of is that it does not appear as though you just stuck an object in the garden, could look tacky that way. I really like to see when people paint up an object, or transform it into something useful for the garden. It is a great way to repurpose items destined for the garbage and is a form of recycling.
 
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I like garden art and have a couple of stone statues in flowerbeds, but I'm not very creative. When I see a piece of rusty equipment, all I see is rusted metal.
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I did stack some stone pavers (artistically, I thought) and put a shallow pot tray on top, with a fossil to keep it from blowing off the pavers. It makes a nice bird watering station and used up the pavers!
 
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People do some amazing things with garden art these days and I wish I was as talented to come up with some interesting creations on my own. It looks like we will be getting a new house soon, and the yard will be virgin territory and so I can do whatever I want with it!
 
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My garden art consists of my children's items they have made me that will sub stain the brutal weather outside. I have things such as their cement hand prints, to things with just mosaic tiles, or even items with our last name or our last initial. Now, I've seen people put garden flags in their gardens, which look nice too, I just haven't done that yet. Maybe one day I'll get one. However, I think gardens look great with an extra added touch, but for me it has to be something personal.
 
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As much as I'd love to have garden art, I feel like I would not have the patience. There is little to no room in my backyard as it is, so bringing in new artsy things might make it look cluttered. As for making designs with my plants, I would fail miserably. :(
 
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I admire people who are artistic. Our garden has the ordinary landscaping with the grotto. It's kinda old because the concrete have cracks already. When I made a plan to remodel it, my niece said that maybe I should remove the rectangular concrete in the middle of the front yard and turn it into a lawn. We are now thinking of that suggestion because the concrete makes it a bit hot in the terrace at noon time.
 
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I love to see gardens with beautiful landscaping especially with many flowers of different colors and it always makes me feel happy and in the mood when I am seeing this kind of scenery. Our garden in my home country had a simple and nice landscaping Gardening is the hobby of my mother especially growing flowering plants like orchids of different kinds. She is very artistic too not only in our garden but as well when it comes to our decorations at home. That is why our house is always organized because of our mother and that is why me and my siblings grew up and inherited this trait of our mother and we are also doing the same in our own homes. How I wish I can share some photos of our garden but I am not in my home country. Maybe next time when I go for a vacation I will take some pictures and share it here.
 
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we have an old huge wagon wheel positioned upright in the garden, hanging from it are crystal discs that twist and turn with the wind popping dots of light around the garden if the sun is out.
 

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