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

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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