Friday, July 24, 2015

Fun Friday Finds: An Artful Garden Collection

By Sharon Parker
Arty Didact

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.

Just click on the image to get a closer look and visit the individual shops on Etsy.

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