Some gardeners think that gazing balls are tacky. I tend to think it depends on the base you put it on (or not at all.) At the Enid A. Haupt Garden of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., they’ve made gazing balls clever, intriguing, and whimsical by floating them amongst the foliage of a shrub border. To make gazing balls current and cool in your garden, you could nestle them base-free into a plant combo that picks up on the colors of the ball, make one a central feature in a container planting, or scatter a few on a lesser-traveled lawn.
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