Friday, October 25, 2013

Wild Garden Art

"Gardening is not a rational act. What matters is the immersion of the hands in the earth, that ancient ceremony of which the Pope kissing the tarmac is merely a pallid vestigial remnant. In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt." - Margaret Atwood

I am Italian. I love formal gardens like the gardens of the Villa d'Este. I saw many formal gardens in Europe. They are lovely, grand, spacious and orderly. I look at them long and long.

I love to walk through a formal garden. I would not want to live and garden in one. All that order and grandeur would then make me uncomfortable. At home, I like a little more whimsey and disorder.

In my own garden, I am far from formal and orderly. I thought I would share some wild, funny, creative garden art with you. Maybe one of these ideas will spark some crazy garden art plans in you.

Think color. Think found materials. Be bold and silly. Please yourself.
"Doesn't matter what you do, or how you do it, your neighbors are gonna talk about you anyway." - Felder Rushing

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