Thanks for all the fabulous responses about your favorite garden art - from rustic benches to trees crafted of rusty rebar, "Plant Talk" readers have an expanded concept of what art can mean in the garden....and you're such good writers! Here's an especially lovely excerpt from Chris:
"St. Francis... is standing on my beautiful...also old, rock wall...partially hidden among the salal and rhodys that surround him....he is covered with a beautiful patina of tiny lichens and moss. When it snows he gets the most lovely white hat!".
So it was again hard to pick a winner...but since I believe that the best art is personal and heart-driven, Maria Carlos is the winner....an autographed copy of "Artists In Their Gardens" is in the mail...Here's Maria's comment in full:
"My favorite garden art brings love into the garden, honoring cherished people and memories. It's hard to choose just one piece. Today, December 12, in honor of her feast day, I'll tell you about the colorful tile of La Virgen de Guadalupe placed on a yellow-painted wooden Mexican folk-art chair, and planted among maroon daylilies and Cotinus 'Grace'. It honors my Chicano father, and my heart fills when I see this in the garden."
Congratulations, Maria....stay tuned for our last December contest; to be announced Monday, Dec. 20th..