Do you have pieces of garden art in your outdoor space?


I have a few pieces and am always on the lookout for unique examples of artwork to use in my garden.


The past few weeks, I saw some great examples while out and about that I would love to share with you.

You may have seen the popularity of large clocks being displayed indoors, but I would love this one hanging on my outdoor patio.  

The clock face was made out of plywood, painted and textured with antique garden tools arranged around it.


Who knew that old horseshoes could be used to make barrel cactus?

I must confess that at first, I didn’t know that these were made from horseshoes at first glance – but, I would certainly love one in my garden.


Javelina may be the bane of many southwestern residents when they come and eat their plants.

However, I think that some people wouldn’t mind having this one hanging around.  

Can you tell what it is made out of ?

An old palm tree root!
The roots were used to mimic the rough coat of a javelina.


Lastly, rusted metal art is all the rage and you can find it in the shape of plants and animals.

I did love this group of jackrabbits and could just picture one sitting underneath my palo verde tree.

How about you?

Do you have any unique pieces of garden art? 
Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a horticulturist, certified arborist, and landscape consultant who helps people learn how to create, grow, and maintain beautiful desert gardens that thrive in a hot, dry climate. She does this through her consulting services, her online class Desert Gardening 101, and her monthly membership club, Through the Garden Gate. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."

7 replies
  1. RobinL
    RobinL says:

    I have a few little things, nothing terribly unique. But I have a couple of art projects that I really like, two bowling balls that I decorated, one with pennies, and one with washers! I love them both, and get many compliments.

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  2. sandy
    sandy says:

    Love the garden art photos. I use to have some – any more it's mostly wind chimes – we live in the mountains for the past couple of years and I'm still trying to figure out what works in all seasons.

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  3. Bonnie
    Bonnie says:

    I love to read so I've collected statues of figures reading – a reclining monkey, an old couple on a bench, a fairy with a book in her lap, and a few others.

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  4. dryheatblog
    dryheatblog says:

    I like the jackrabbit one (way more than the real thing)…inspired by the giant jackrabbit huddle off Mill Ave in Tempe? First time I saw that 20 years ago, I was ROTFL as they text…very clever.

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  5. Allen Rosetti
    Allen Rosetti says:

    I took a double-take when I saw a real fire hydrant in a customer's back yard. I couldn't believe the city of Phoenix would do something that crazy. Later I was told it was yard art, hehe.

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