Zip Tie Garden Inspiration

Before the mad rush of holiday preparation began I spent a leisurely afternoon walking in New York. I wasn’t looking for garden inspiration, but I found it.

Flaming Cactus from The Animus Arts Collective was still up in Astor Place. I’ve used zip ties for a variety of garden projects, but this transcended those. Similar to the yarn bombs in Pioneer Square in Seattle, Flaming Cactus transformed Astor Place into more than a walk through…I wanted to explore a place I’d been to and through thousands of times.

The cube and cactus at Astor Place
Looking across Astor Place from Cooper Union
The old Cooper Union building and a cactus
Cactus on 4th Avenue
Detail of a Flaming Cactus

I can think of a hundred things I now want to cover in zip ties…dead trees and lone fence posts being the first ones. You?

Tuesday’s Find…Harlequin Garden Tables

Love!  These are super fun tables for any patio.  Sometimes I find things that I just have to share and these were one of them.  They just jumped out at me from hundreds of choices…I don’t question it.  Have a happy and safe holiday!

Harlequin Side Tables

They’re available from BG Galleries in Boston.

Tuesday’s Find…a rustic glider

When I was a child, my grandmother and I would shell peas while gently rocking back and forth on her garden glider.  She would do the shelling, I would do the day dreaming.  This glider isn’t at all like that one…it’s got oh so much more character and a British pedigree.

Oak Glider

It also has really beautiful mechanics.  Functional and fun…what could be better?  Maybe the price.

Glider Detail

The glider is available from The Elemental Garden in Connecticut.