Glass Meets Rock in the Garden
Explore artist Cherrie La Porte’s backyard mosaic rock garden
People often wonder, how do I dress up my garden? How do I go about blending plants and other objects? If you are in search of a nicer look and feel for your garden, you may not have previously considered glass as an option. Cherrie often experiences this reaction from people who see her backyard: “I never thought of that!”. Combining glass and rocks around your garden is one way to diversify your space and add eye-catching points of interest.
Why Glass in the Garden?
Glass is right at home in the garden for so many reasons! There is a floral element to glass; its bright hues mimic nature’s most colorful flowers. The colors won’t fade with time in the outdoors. Also, glass pieces don’t require any maintenance other than a quick cleaning now and then. Glasswork is the perfect way to bring splashes of color to your garden all year long, no matter the season or the weather.
During different times of day and as the seasons change, glass changes its character by constantly reflecting the sunlight and shadow in new ways. Inviting light to play in your garden, glass art is always interesting to look at and enjoy. Glass can also serve as a complement or a contrast to the earthiness of rocks.