Ain't it funny how sometimes what you're thinkin of doin was just recently done by somebody else at about the same time you were goin to do it? I've been meaning to post about whimsy in the garden for some time because it's so much of my identity as a gardener. I would probably feel lost and out of place in a formal garden. Although I admire their form and function, such gardens bring to mind a monarchy, and I don't garden by such an authority.
I was ridiculed once many years ago for putting a brug in a tire planter. It didn't seem to mind its whimsical home and bloomed beautifully. The one in the above photo is a pass-along plant from Tennessee Gardening Coach and fellow garden blogger Tina Ramsey. Its home is a little more classy, but still whimsical.
Pictured above, whimsy is easily seen in a fake poinsettia. Some readers might recognize it as the plant I wrote about some time ago. (A certain master gardener bought it and mistook it as genuine.) It's hanging on a fun rustic trellis I made out of weed trees. Click on the picture and you'll notice a fake vine too.