Design inspiration: Chihuly glass art

Chihuly glass art
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I visited Fairchild Botanical Tropical Garden in Miami, Florida over the holiday to see the glass installations by world-renown artist Dale Chihuly. The sculptures, as well as the plant life, were absolutely inspirational.

For creating drama in your landscape that holds up to seasons of use, nothing beats glass garden art. Whether it is lit up at night via solar charged batteries, or simply sparkles on its own, you will find yourself smiling every time these sculptures catch your eye.

Maybe you’ve never considered putting your glass art outside in the garden. It’s a fun way to add extra color, beauty and even whimsey to a flower bed or planter.  Many of the pieces we put outside are seconds since they already have imperfections. Seconds also sell at discounted prices, so this can encourage you to display them in less precious ways. You might also consider using some older glass art you’ve lost interest in. Incorporating it with nature can give it fresh life and you a new appreciation for older pieces. If you want to start a new gardening landscaping project, get help from this retaining wall installer near you.

We love to group things together among growths of ivy or clovers. The glass peeking out adds a hint of manmade beauty. You can see at the left how a few glass birds and a beautiful paperweight contribute something fresh and unexpected. You can be strategic with your placement or just put things where you think your garden needs a little something extra. They’ll look beautiful no matter what!

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Author: Danny Sanchez

Danny Sanchez is the Audience Development Manager at Tribune's and Danny has been with Tribune since 2005 in a variety of editorial, digital and product development roles in Hartford, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. He has also previously worked in the newsrooms of the Tampa Bay Times and The Miami Herald.

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