I’ve never owned a gazing ball but have always admired them so for Mother’s day this year I purchased myself 2 in a pretty turquoise color (in keeping with the porch colors) and knew I wanted to use them in my whiskey barrel containers.
I like the reflection they give off at night in the moonlight and the pop of color they give to the barrel. They also take up a good amount of space so not as many flowers are needed to fill the container.
I still have the cypress plant that I purchased last winter, but I’m not to sure I like it, but hated to just dig it out and pitch it, so for now it’s staying. It actually looks better decorated for winter than summer.
The barrels are so versatile for decorating, and I never seem to get tired of them. I like that you can buy liners for them now. It keeps the wood from rotting and you also don’t need as much dirt. I did learn after the first season to drill several holes in the bottom for drainage. We had a heavy downpour and my plants were saturated, I actually had to take a long drill bit and drill through the dirt and all to relieve the water.
Yep that’s me you see in the gazing ball reflection, I wish I could remove myself and just have the cabin reflecting it it but that would require too much photo editing. So there I am….. Do you have a gazing ball in your garden?
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