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The Allure of Glass in the Garden

Harness the glimmer and gleam of light-catching glass as a decorative element in the garden with one of these sparkling options.
  • Glass Stake Toppers

    Colored glass bottles of various shapes and sizes, inverted to slip over the tops of garden stakes, prove as eye-catching as flowers, but eye-protective too. The sharp tops of garden stakes pose an eye-poking hazard when a gardener is bent over weeding or deadheading. A gardener definitely won't miss these pretty bottles!

    Date Published: June 22, 2017
    Date Updated: August 2, 2017
  • Paperweights in the Garden

    A glass paperweight found at a flea market brings unexpected shine to a garden table. 

    Date Published: June 22, 2017
    Date Updated: August 2, 2017
  • Bottle Wall Art

    A vintage corn dryer holds a collection of small colored glass bottles and vases on the wall of a patio.

    Date Published: June 22, 2017
    Date Updated: August 2, 2017
  • Solar Light Covers

    Overturn a clear, textured-glass vase over an ordinary solar stake light. The glass adds a touch of decorative sparkle.

    Date Published: June 22, 2017
    Date Updated: August 2, 2017
  • Colorful Glass Rocks

    Glass rocks collected at a recycling facility catch sunlight during the day and firelight from a blaze during the evening hours. The rusted steel of the sturdy fire box make a warm contrast to the multi-hue chunks of glass.

    Date Published: June 22, 2017
    Date Updated: August 2, 2017
  • Tumbled Glass Mulch

    Recycled glass, tumbled so it doesn’t have rough edges, makes a sparkling mulch along pathways, around potted plants, and under seating areas. Glass gravel particles glitter in the sunlight and on rainy days they become reflective and silvery. It is surprisingly comfortable, as much as any other type of gravel. Place a layer of crushed stone under the glass gravel for drainage and to save money. Tumbled glass gravel comes in various shades of amber, blue, green, and clear, and also comes in differing sizes.

    Date Published: June 22, 2017
    Date Updated: August 2, 2017
  • Suspended Glass

    Glass bottles suspended from tree branches provide translucent and unexpected color. Chandelier crystals or glass Christmas ornaments also add long-lasting glimmer when dangled beneath tree limbs, under arbors, and hung inside of tuteurs.

    Date Published: June 22, 2017
    Date Updated: August 2, 2017
  • Plant Topper Marbles

    Use glass marbles to top soil in containers for pretty sparkle or to fashion interesting patterns, such as this yin and yang symbol, with Irish moss or other low-growing ground covers.

    Date Published: June 22, 2017
    Date Updated: August 2, 2017

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