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Corked Garden Sphere

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Corkball 2

I love how this looks in my garden, but the making of the corked garden sphere was a pain in the neck!  I harvested from my cork collection (how did it get so large?!) and glued the corks on to a cheap, round light fixture.

Corkball 3

I used a tube of clear silicone to do the attaching.

Corkball 4

The gluing wasn’t difficult, but it was frustrating and time consuming. Each cork threw the sphere off balance, so I had to adjust the sphere routinely in order to keep the topmost area free for a new cork or two.

Then I had to let the silicone set before I could readjust and add more. Patience is not my strong suit, but I found I could add a few corks, read a little, add a few more corks, clean a little, add a few more corks, cook a little, …. You get the idea! I’m very please with the final outcome.

Corkball 1

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Pot Ornaments

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It’s so damn hot here (110 degrees heat index), it’s hard to take pleasure from the outdoors. Even the pool is stifling, so indoors and air conditioning are the order of the day.  But looking at this picture from last spring, I get a little reminder of when my garden looked fresh and new.  This year, though, in an effort to save time and money, I didn’t re-do many of my backyard pots.  Instead, I used a lot of mint and oregano to add greenery, and I resorted to this inexpensive boost of purple and gold (LSU!).  I spray painted some thin dowels, topped them with plastic Christmas ornaments, and voila, instant beauty. Read the rest of this entry