Last Friday night, winds blew my gazing ball off its stand and rolled it into a tree where it shattered into many pieces. Sort of surprised this didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t happen before now given the high winds that whip through this area.
I ran across a little website of a gardener who creates garden art and garden decorations. She has a husband who is into woodworking and he has a few garden related projects posted at their website too. What interested me most was a project they discussed where they turned a bowling ball into a gazing ball. Bowling balls weigh what? 10 lbs? 12 lbs? Having that kind of weight on a stand would sure help stop the winds from blowing it off and even if the winds did blow it off it isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t going far and it won't shatter.
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