It’s way too hot to garden.
But you can add pops of color — without beads of perspiration — through garden art.
Talavera pottery, for instance, looks eye-catching even without a plant in it, says Debbie Mounce, retail operations manager at Harlow Gardens, 5620 E. Pima St. and harlowgardens.com.
“There’s a ton of different ways to add color,” she says.
Harlow carries a variety of pieces from local artists.
Mobiles that spin in the breeze, painted metal benches, stained-glass lanterns and mosaic tile wall hangings are great ways to decorate the patio and garden. Hollyhock stalks, crafted of glass and metal, are a big seller and don’t require any care, Mounce says.
“That gives you a lot of color in the garden, and you don’t have to water,” she says. “It’s ever-blooming.”