Monday, August 17, 2009

the beach rocks garden art..."beach stacks" hose guards

the beach rocks garden art..."beach stacks"...these are the hose guards that we make to keep the garden hose out of your plantings when you move the hose from place to place. They make the cutest little squeak when they spin. I will be posting more about how these are made as well as additional images in a few days. The “beach stacks” are our little tributes to those cairns that you often see people building at the beach. But, in this case we have drilled a hole through the middle of each rock so it will spin on a long secure stake when the hose touches it. This causes the hose to glide by, accompanied by a chorus of squeaks and avoid the garden. We have topped each stack with what we call an “improbable”. That’s because it is very improbable that you could get a rock to stand like this without some serious help. As always, the beach rocks are collected from various places on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State.
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3 comments:

cindy shake said...

Great idea! I love the spinning component.

opla plaza said...

i love reading your words about your artistic ideas- it sounds just like you.

Seffliva said...

Well, this "the beach rocks garden art..."beach stacks" hose guards" was so cool. I've got an idea here, thanks for sharing!

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