Garden Photo of the Day

Mirror image

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

At first glance, you’d think these urns were mirror images of each other, but the mirror has nothing to do with them from this angle. Instead, this decorative mirror is a compelling feature on this vine-covered wall, and from this perspective, reflects the seating area on the patio. Mirrors offer ever-changing vistas of a garden, and lend an air of mystery and suspense. They can also make a small garden space seem much bigger.

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  1. Deanneart 06/24/2010

    Really clever idea! love this

  2. arboretum 07/07/2010

    michelle, that wonderful mirror was created by the amazingly talented team of Little and Lewis, on Bainbridge Isl., WA.


  3. GardenEzi 07/13/2010

    I love this too and intend to try it in my own garden, to enhance a tropical foliage feature. So simple yet so effective!

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