Art from Plain Air

Gardens mean different things to different people, so we were pleased to recently host a series of Plein Air painting classes at JLBG. Here are the participants from Alia Fine Arts Studio with visiting artist, Christina Weaver, studying their finished works after the three day painting/studying session.

Participants from Alia Fine Arts Studio with visiting artist, Christina Weaver
Participants from Alia Fine Arts Studio with visiting artist, Christina Weaver

Crazy calyces

Working in the garden recently and stumbled on these flower calyces (the things that protect a developing flower bud) from a nearby Japanese persimmon. Nature creates the most amazing art if we just slow down enough to notice.

Art in the Garden

Art is subjective! Whether in a museum, your home, or the garden, art can be aesthetically pleasing , functional, and whimsical. There is art that will fit into every garden situation. Here are a few examples from the garden yesterday.

Birdbath – Aesthetics and Functionality
“Free Form” – Japanese Pyrophyllite Sculpture – Jim Phillips Sculpture

During the second weekend of our Fall Open Nursery & Garden Days Jim & Kathy Phillips will have a booth set up with pottery, stone sculptures & garden art. Find the perfect artistic element to fit your garden.

Whimsical – Tony Avent