Gazing Ball in a Container Garden

Posted by on April 2, 2015 in Decor, Garden, Misc. | 9 comments

Ready to do some planting? Consider a gazing ball for something different within your container gardens. Often you see a gazing ball in the middle of a garden as a focal point. It usually stands alone on a pedestal. A different approach to using a gazing ball is to place it as a focal point in your container gardens or pots! Why not? It reflects the colors of the plants around it and makes a great accent.

Gazing Ball in a Container Garden

I looked for a gazing ball that was a bit mirror-like so that it didn’t set the tone for the colors, but would reflect them. By placing a tall cup in the middle of a large planting pot, the ball is secure and stays in place. Plant low trailing plants around it. If they get too big, just keep trimming them back. I used two different trailing vines that contrast in color and texture. I placed it among a grouping of several taller pots. I liked the way it looks, don’t you?

Just another way of mixing something different in your plantings!

Gazing Ball in a Container Garden

Happy Gardening!


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  1. Looks amazing. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you being a part of our party. Please stop by on Monday at 7 pm. Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

  2. I think my son is finally trustworthy enough I can get my gazing balls out again without fear he is going to try to “bounce” them. Love the idea of small ones in containers.

    Saw this on Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Linky

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  3. So cute! 🙂

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  4. A gorgeous idea, thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

  5. This is such a pretty arrangement. Thanks for the great idea!

    • Thank you! It added a little something different!

  6. Love this, Phyllis. I’ve always used gazing balls like you said – on a pedestal in the center of the garden. I really like seeing it tucked in between pots and plants. I use a lot of pots, so I’m definitely going to use this idea.

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