By Sharon Parker
Gardens can be such mixed blessings at this time of the summer, when the weeds are running rampant and the harvest is coming fast and furious — tomatoes and beans and, oh my!, the lettuce is bolting!, and what are all those tall things I didn't plant?!
A garden of art -- or some art in your garden -- may offer just the relief you need; a delightful harvest for the eyes, and very little maintenance required.
Here's a collection of marvelous handmade garden goodness from Minnesota artists and crafters. Of course, a few of these items are best "planted" indoors, but others will weather beautifully amongst the hosta and ivy.
Best viewed from a shady spot with an iced drink in hand.
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