Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Garden Junk

Let’s talk garden junk.  I am absolutely fascinated by the crazy and fun things that people choose to display in their yards.  Old neighborhoods and small towns are the best for spotting some of the most interesting garden junk.

Sometimes it’s hard to tell if the display is intentional or perhaps just forgotten.

This red rocking dog sitting pretty on a front lawn seems to have found a friend.

Bird baths are as ubiquitous in Texas towns as wishing wells and wind mills. 

Swings are popular too, but it’s not every day you get to see swinging begonias.

Mushrooms are the “Where’s Waldo” of the landscape.  Frequently hidden and low to the ground, they aren’t always as easy to spot as these larger than life specimens.

Speaking of “larger than life”, this frog seems to have replaced the stereotypical lawn jockey at this residence.

Garden junk should make you smile.  These little guys are just so goofy, they crack me up.

Who could resist the face of this little hippo?

Afraid of color?  Not at this house, where a colorful, sunny face is perfectly at home on this pink and yellow porch.

I hope you stuck with me because I’ve saved the best for last.  A throne fit for any gardener and the master of all garden junk.  I can only hope someday to achieve this level of garden junk-dom.


  1. I love it! Where did you take these pictures? Are most of them from Bastrop, and are they recent?
    Cindy S.

  2. Fun post. Now before I say anything, which one is in your garden?

  3. Most of these pictures were taken in Bastrop about a week ago. The little hippo and the owl faces are from my garden. Apparently I have a thing for cute faces and toilets, because I love that mosaic commode. The mosaic commode picture was taken during the Austin Pond Society Tour earlier this year.