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Gazing globes are a big thing in gardens and have been for a few years. Once, they were only metallic and reflective, but now you find them in handblown glass and all kinds of other nice colors. The only problem with them is that they break so easily. Mow your lawn and hit a rock and there goes your globe.
So what can you use that is round, comes in all colors and patterns and won't break? A bowling ball. The above picture was actually taken in the garden of the President of the University of Oklahoma.
This was my house in Oklahoma City. The blue ball is a bowling ball. I had 5 balls or so, but that's the only picture I can find. People loved my "gazing globes".
I paid 99cents for them from thrift stores. You can often get them for free from bowling alleys (or so I've been told, I've never found one that would give them away).
If you have one and you don't like the color, you can epoxy pennies or glass tiles to them.
Frugal Garden Art
April 7th, 2006 at 05:03 am
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April 7th, 2006 at 01:41 pm 1144413689
If you do a search on "bowling", there are 238 hits! Bowling ball fountains, bowling ball caterpillars, mosaic bowling balls, tips on drilling techniques, and 4 photo galleries of nothing but what people have done with bowling balls. Here's a link to the search results.
Thanks for reminding me. Maybe I'll do something about it this year.
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