Objects of Desire – Garden Style

Decorative wooden planter with finials containing a small tree

Classic wooden planter at Trentham Garden

Grey painted bird feeder

Elegant, painted bird feeder

A back garden

A garden sun room

Bug hotel in the shape of a city skyline

City skyline bug hotel at the Tatton Park Flower Show

Stacked terracotta pots in a potting shed

Potting shed with stash of terracotta plantpots

House with a topiary elephant

Plastic topiary elephant

37 thoughts on “Objects of Desire – Garden Style

    • susurrus says:

      It must have been fun to have one like that. We had a wooden rocking horse our Papa (maternal grandfather) made for us – Mama covered the seat and gave it a mane, so it was a team effort. The Bush radio you can just make out in the same picture brings back memories for me.

  1. janesmudgeegarden says:

    I’d like the bug hotels for my garden please, though I must say both the planter and the feeder are charming too.

    • susurrus says:

      The bug hotel is as attractive to humans as it is to insects and you can’t say that about all of them. The planter and the feeder are well-designed and constructed. I think they are my favourites, though I like the plant labels too.

      • janesmudgeegarden says:

        I wonder how long the lettering lasts on the plant labels. They certainly are a much more attractive option than white plastic ones and something I’d like to try myself.

  2. Rita Dauchot says:

    Hello Susan. I really like your pictures of the city skyline bug hotel and the potting shed.
    Thank you! Rita

  3. Vicki says:

    Wonderful.
    Don’t know which I like best – they all fill me with envy and desire (to have a real in-ground garden).
    The bug hotel is amazing, but then the potting shed is an object of desire too 🙂

    • susurrus says:

      Yes, I could get a little wistful over that potting shed too – potting is such a joyful, relaxing pastime. The only downside is dealing with the surplus seedlings.

    • susurrus says:

      The simplest ideas are often the best. I love finding the pebbles with pictures or messages on that people sometimes leave. The last one I found was a yellow submarine pebble on the edge of a wood. I would have loved to have taken it home, but left it for the next person to see.

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