History of Gazing Balls, can be traced back to Medieval craftsmen of Venice, Italy.
Still, and just as popular; mirrored, glass, or mosaic style, balls can enhance any garden, anytime.
I particularly like them in Winter.
They bring interest, and challenge the way we're accustomed seeing our good, old gardens.
Gazing Balls, are easy to make! Customize the design to complement your particular setting. Place them either directly on the ground, or elevate on old birdbath, or other types of support. Experiment; create a single accent interest point, or if it makes sense, go bold, and display several gazing balls (same, or differently sizes ones) together.
See HOW TO MAKE A GAZING BALL, and more on the subject, here, and have fun!
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