This is the first time I’ve had one of these globes. From the first time my cousin came over to help me with the yard she has insisted it needed a gazing globe.
The trouble with my yard is that it gets some really high winds. I can just see myself chasing it across the yard. So to keep it safe it’s on the porch right now even though they are mostly put out among flowers and plants. In a few days the clematis behind it will bloom and the flowers and globe should make quite a picture.
We purchased the globe at huge Bark & Garden shop and I was really surprised at the selection they had. Just about every color you could think of. Umm may I need to get another one.
It is said that Kings from France to the Netherlands demanded that gazing globes be put in their palace gardens. They were thought to bring prosperity and good luck. Wouldn’t mind some of that. 🙂
As with so many other things, gazing globes found their way to America. Around the early 20th century they became a symbol of wealth and success here. Today they are a familiar ornament in many gardens.
I don’t know about bringing wealth and success but I do know mine is a beautiful addition that I’m enjoying.