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There is no doubt that my yard is EZ. Actually that is how I came up with the tag line, Ez Herb Gardening. I spend so much time taking care of other peoples yards that my yard must be as maintenance free as possible. Most beds are perennial and we add contrast with yard art. Even the herb gardens get their share of gnomes, and bird houses.

Over the years we have had a blast filling our yard with unusual yard art. My husbands tastes and my tastes are very different. While he has an old toilet full of cactus. I have a sink full of flowers and herbs. Oh yea, I forgot I do plant an old bed pan.

I love walking through my gardens and finding little surprises, like cement frogs living among the succulents. Or a bright red bowling ball tucked under the green leaves of a Hosta plant. My favorite bowling ball looks like a witching ball. I found my first bowling balls at the thrift store for about 5 bucks.

Well, that is a quick tour of some of the stuff. It has been said that we run a museum. Hmmm


P.S. You can find unique planters and yard art online. I have a whole collection of turkey planters I have purchased online….but that is another story entirely.

Thanks to Photographer Kate Benson for the use of her photos.


5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Wade Griffiths // Jun 23, 2010 at 3:53 am

    We have enjoyed some bird baths and some yard art the moves with the breeze. Some unique wind chimes are always fun too. I’ve been thinking about putting some kind of bench out in the flower bed. What would you recommend? I don’t want something that I have to maintain so I’ve been thinking about some sort of stone bench. Any suggestions?

    Sheila Reply:

    A stone or cement bench would be easy care and would handle being sprinkled.

    There are really great stains for cement now days so your bench could be any color you want.

    You can buy stone really cheap at Bingli Rock in Charleston. And they have big pieces you could do a bench from. And I mean cheap. We just did a patio for $25.00.

  • 2 Dove // Jun 28, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Love your ideas. Once you have followers I will follow. Stop by and visit.


  • 3 Paula Powell // Jul 7, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Any suggestions for the round metal spokes from an old wagon wheel? I’d love to incorporate one into the contemporary, somewhat Japanese style of my landscaping.

  • 4 Sheila // Jul 16, 2010 at 3:40 am

    That is an interesting question.

    If you use the old wagon wheel as the yin you might want to pair it with a bed of thyme or a tall wavy grass as your yang.