When it comes to gussying up the garden, don't sweat it

2014-06-29T00:00:00Z 2014-07-03T12:17:07Z When it comes to gussying up the garden, don't sweat itBy Kristen Cook Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
June 29, 2014 12:00 am  • 

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.”

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