Every garden deserves a bit of whimsy.
I converted an old bowling ball into a gazing ball. This is a great trash to treasure idea. You can get old bowling balls from Freecycle groups, from the bowling alley, from thrift stores or garage sales.
Some garden folklore:
A gazing ball will ward off witches from your garden. During the 17th Century in England, gazing balls were used to protect plants from the wicked witches who would come to steal them. The gazing balls attracted witches, but once the witches saw their ugly reflections, they fled the garden and the plants were safe.
You might like – mini gazing balls.
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