My garden is pretty un-decorated. No statuary, no angels or garden gnomes (pa-lease!). There are several reasons for that. Lack of confidence, lack of ideas, lack of money, lack of space. I never did get that big birdbath from Lowe's. I couldn't commit because I wasn't sure I really loved it. I have a gazing ball that my neighbor gave me and a few other really small things. The two most notable items of decoration in my garden were gifts from my sister, and I wholeheartedly love them.
Mr. Frog arrived last week for my birthday. How cute is he?
A few years ago she gave me a beautiful ceramic pot with a flat side. I chose to make a spilling fountain of it with a pump and a hidden basin under it.
The man who sold the pot to my sister told her that cold weather wouldn't harm this pot - and she lives in Ohio. I didn't give it another thought until I was standing near it one cold day and heard a pop! and then a tinkle. Looking around, I discovered a chip of colored ceramic on the ground and pieces missing from the glaze of the pot. Oh, waaaa! My beautiful pot was coming apart! Even in Florida!!
Well, the pot has shivered and popped through three winters, losing more of its glaze with each freezing night. The bare ceramic has become mildewed and probably provides a comfortable home for a clan of algae. I wish I had had the good sense to bring it indoors for the winter when it first happened, but really, that's a lot to expect of my brain.