The potting area in this yard designed by Shirley Bovshow, evokes the feeling of a French flower market.
I'm busy preparing for my presentation on "Art in the Garden" for Epcot's International Flower and Garden Festival next week, April 4-7.
It's a big subject, but I'm narrowing it down to "functional garden art" because I like beautiful things that serve a purpose.
Artistic garden furniture is a great way to infuse creativity and place your personal stamp in the garden.
Here's a little preview.
I designed a custom flower arranging table with holes for flower buckets and painted it to match the "antique" potting table.
All the furniture was sealed with 3 coats of marine varnish.
My inspiration for the "French flower market" garden came from these French linen striped towels.
All the colors are represented in the yard.
An old park bench becomes garden art when it has a favorite poem verse handwritten across the back.
This one is in French!
I painted the bench in yellow to tie in with the other garden furniture.
If you like the look of this garden, please visit my website at ShirleyBovshow.com for more photos and a complete before and after chronicle of this yard makeover.
I even include a plant list!
Get over there now!
Or, you can come and listen to me at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival in Orlando Florida!
Here are some photos from the opening day at the festival.