My husband travels the Deep South for work on occasion. He returned from one trip with buckets of fossilized coral & polished stones. The coral had come from a small town south of Savannah, Georgia, the red rocks came from Texas, but all from the same customer. Everything in the buckets was worthy of viewing, but I didn’t know what to do with so many. A lot of the stones had sharp, almost blade-like edges, so I couldn’t use them to pave a path for walking on. Others were too beautiful to ever have under foot. My favorites, I put in the small fish tank I have in the art studio (along with most of my collection of polished stones from Vermont, courtesy of my mother)
Yesterday, I followed in my mother’s footsteps (ha, a pun!) & used my hot glue gun to make garden art. I used the fossilized coral, polished stone…but I also used some of the sea shells I had collected at the beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Others were glass beads & one plastic button (the Angel). Most stand about five inches tall, but it was wonderful fun & they look great while I impatiently wait for my flowers to grow back. (tapping foot & circling the gardens do not make a garden grow)
All you need to make your own garden art is a glue gun, stones, glass beads, buttons & the most important,
making taking the time to play.