Buffalo Garden DIY garden art

Hanging out in the garden

Things that swing and dangle in the garden...

Things that swing and dangle in the garden…

Here is the most dangly thing in my garden, a gift from an Instagram friend, hungryholler (Jan) who sells them on Etsy, here. These sun catchers dangle and spin in the wind and creates a disco-ball-like effect on the evening deck. Good for happy hours.

I’m not talking porch swings, swings sets, tire swings, (see Gardeners Make Great Swingers) nor wind chimes and bird feeders.

Here’s a collection of things that swing I’ve found in gardens – items that are found hanging – but not against a wall or fence – and intended to be seen from more than just one angle.

These include pendant lights, artwork, windows, planters, chandeliers, and even a bike – like in the lead photo. It’s a photo used in my book, Buffalo Style Gardens, Create a Quirky, One-of-a-Kind Private Garden with Eye-Catching Designs, in the garden of Christopher of the garden blog Outside Clyde. Christoper’s garden is in North Carolina. He took the lead photo. He also hung the bike.

Is there something I can find for you?

Whatever it is, I may have it in my 70,000+ photos! Let me know – leave a comment. Here are other garden features I’ve assembled from my photo collection.

Jim Charlier is an advertising designer/photographer/crafter with a serious gardening problem. He's co-written a garden design book featuring the funky, quirky and fun gardens by the gardeners of Buffalo titled "Buffalo-Style Gardens: Create a Quirky, One-of-a-Kind Private Garden with Eye-Catching Designs" (BuffaloStyleGardens.com); he writes a long-standing garden blog (ArtofGardening.org); led the largest garden tour in America, Garden Walk Buffalo; has written for, or provided photography for dozens of magazines and books; has made presentations and participated in panel discussions on garden design and garden tourism nationally and internationally.

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