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Home made garden art

Today’s eye candy is a hand made sphere by Mosaic Gardens of Eugene Oregon. It is made of Honey Quartz ledgestones drystacked with some mortar on the inside to add strength. It reminds me a bit of an Andy Goldsworthy rock sculpture. For more fabulous images of their gardens, check out their blog here.

I can’t say enough nice things about their work. I adore their use of color in their gardens (foliage color for the most part). In this garden you can see deep burgundy from a Japanese Maple, bold chartreuse from the Ginkgo biloba in the foreground, pale celery green from the Euphorbia ‘Tasmanian Tiger’ just behind it, all contrasted with the coppery brown of the CorTen steel wall. We don’t have the cool wet weather of Oregon, but a lot of these plants will work here.

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