The pillar in the herb garden, which is normally topped with a square planter of agaves, has been sitting naked for weeks. The planter spends the winter in the potting shed.
Surely I could find something to put on there for the winter months. Unbeknown to me, until the other day, I had just the perfect item in my potting shed.
I had a pair of gate pillar toppers, picked up at a garage sale, and no gate pillars on which to put them. Now I found the perfect place for at least one of them.
They were made by CHRISDON, of some kind of heavy resinous material. I checked out the name on the internet and found many items made by them but nothing like this pair. I am remebering back to the day when I found them. The end of a garage sale with lots of outdoor objects. I also found the pair of doves that sit on the bird bath as well as the stone balls in the front garden. The doves need a bit of a touch up to bring them back to their former glory.
So what to do with the other orb. Then I remembered the bird bath pillars in the front garden. I bought the two of them at a going out of business sale at Pots and Plants. They were missing their tops and at the time I thought they might work well to hold two glass globes I had inherited from a Gardeners' Supply photo shoot. This one survived the hail storm but the other globe, in a more open position, was smashed.
Then I spotted another found object that was without a real home. A pot tiki torch. The colors were just perfect for the other pillar. I can't think why I didn't think about it before.
The colors are just perfect and almost look as though they were made for each other. i must decide what to do with the stainless steel oil reservoir int he center.
And I still have to find a home for my other orb. Meanwhile it goes back on the potting shed shelf.
Foliage Follow-up - August 2017
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