This garden was like an outdoor art gallery.
The backyard was designed to be low maintenance so there were tons of rocks and stones. And lots of art. The owner said all of the stained-glass pieces were given to him. Lucky duck. They had obviously paid big bucks for pieces including metal work and sculptures. I didn’t take photos at the entry but the two garden gates were big, old (200+ years) window grates imported from Egypt and looked fabulous.
Below (left) is a water feature on the patio wall. On the right is yet another stained-glass piece. I was quite taken with the patio drapes. I love big grommets. It made me want to do this with my upcoming deck curtains. My photos aren’t great due to trying to avoid getting people in the pics but suffice to say this garden has a lovely, sophisticated feel to it.
This piece (above) is an old window on the fence. Two of the panes have frosted glass. A lot of the art in this garden is similar to yer typical garden art/junk but upscale versions of it. And I say, if you got the dough, by all means support the artists of this world!
There were several beveled mirrors on the back fence:
The mirrors nicely doubled the effect of the stained glass colours:
The full-sun side garden has some plants, lots of mulch and a few art pieces. The owner said all the neat-o rocks came from his cottage property (lucky dog):
The shed is in the back corner. I love the scale of the metal pieces: lusciously substantial. The stained-glass in the window came from a house in England. It’s 130 years old. The previous owners were spooked by the ray of light cast by a little red section in the upper part and gave it away to this man, so he could be spooked too, perhaps (kidding, sort of). I’m telling you, he has great gift luck. My photo is overexposed but believe me that the orange paint trim looked great with the copper art:
I like this mosaic bowling ball. (I made some a few years ago with lamp globes as the forms and dollar store flat-bottomed marbles as the decoration. They’ve held up very well in this brutal land known as Canada.) This one is stained-glass pieces with grout:
The front yard was actually rather plain Jane (hence no photos). It gave no hint of the fun going on in the back. I would have liked to stay longer and really examine all the art but it was a crowded tour and it was hard enough to get photos without swarms of garden nuts like me lovers in the frames.
We saw a few other backyard jewels on this tour. Stay tuned for more garden tour fun and adventure.