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Subject: Yard art
Date Posted: 1/28/2012 10:05 AM ET
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Another post mentioned yard art...

What type of yard art do you have?

We have a bird bath in the back yard and had a fountain in the front. I say "had" b/c with the drought we are not allowed to turn it on (city ordinance - could get a $2K fine if we were caught).  Thinking about replacing it at least until we can use it again.   We also have some bird houses and feeders hanging from the trees.


Date Posted: 1/29/2012 9:38 AM ET
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Most of my yard art is in my back yard. I put out large pots of annuals on small wrought iron tables.  I also have a bird bath, a couple of garden flags and my flock of pink flamingoes.

Date Posted: 1/29/2012 11:43 AM ET
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Mostly stone bunnies, plaques that say peaceful things etc.

Date Posted: 1/29/2012 12:23 PM ET
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Most of my yard art is in beds around our pool cage. Since we have a new house, I'm still shopping for yard decor, but did get one "wished for" piece for Christmas-- it's one of those "balancing" pieces on a stake. It is an all-rusted look with a pudgy bird sitting on each side of the teeter-totter--so far no wind has moved it so I'm wondering if "nature' is really meant to get it going or if I just need to give it a "push" when I walk by it!

Other new pieces:  pudgy cardinal that just sits on ground-- it's actually a key-hider, but I didn't realize that when I bought it.

cross in front bed just in front of porch                                                          cardinals on a stake                                angel on a stake with little bells hanging from it

bird on a stake with "crystals" imbedded in its body                           Little blue feeding dish on a stake where I put treats out for the birds (worms usually)


I too have gotten into feeding birds (and squirrels have their own feeder in backyard just to try to diminish their attacks on the bird feeders).  am wishing for a big bird bath but they are pricey and I don't have a place for it yet-- still have 2 areas of new yard to landscape so I'm planning to include a space for it in the design-- the corner of our yard that will become a "windblock" but really a thick area to block view to our pool and jacuzzi from street as hubby "wants his privacy".  We have a large corner lot so our landscaping is quite different from most of our neighbors.

Date Posted: 1/29/2012 3:13 PM ET
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I love my bird feeder, but it is a little strange.  It is shaped like a house, but it is 12 feet off the ground on a pole with a squirrel baffle.  It has to be that high to keep the black bears from getting it.  Yep, I live in the rural mountain area of NC, and we have seen them from time to time.  The variety of birds that come is amazing.  The only 'art' I have is the view of the valley and the mountain range.  I do have a bunch of large pots on the veranda that I fill with an explosion of flowers every year.  We have a lot of azaleas and rhododendrons on the property that look gorgeous in the spring.

Date Posted: 1/29/2012 5:11 PM ET
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Maybe this link will work,  its a little tin can tinman I made. 

ETA- I can't post a link, but I made him my profile pic.

Last Edited on: 1/29/12 6:15 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 1/29/2012 5:45 PM ET
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Shannon, the link doesn't work, but that sounds cute..


Date Posted: 1/29/2012 7:34 PM ET
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We have different types of bird houses ,feeders ,metal flowers , my husband hangs old farm tools on the garage door. Also my grandaughter painted a mural on the woodshed. A big butterfly & a butterflybush flower.