Hibernation of Garden Statues

As part of the garden clean-up to get ready for winter every year, all my garden statues need to get put away in the shed. My husband has this fun job, and he does it so carefully (thank you!). Then in the spring, he surprises me with this year’s placement. I never know where things will show up, kind of like my Columbine plants.

I did used to leave some of them out over the winter, but that led to a lot of damage. They will begin to crumble and I’ve lost a few. Best to put them away, or wrap up the larger items, to keep the water (therefore ice) from getting into the porous cement.

I got most of these a couple at a time, years ago, from a vendor at a local craft show. Then one year, they stopped coming. A few more were bought at a local garden shop, which unfortunately recently went out of business. All the more reason to be careful with them.

Here’s just some of what’s in my collection…

stone garden art
stone garden art
stone garden art
garden art
stone garden art
stone garden art

stone garden art
stone garden art

And this is their lovely winter home…

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2 responses to “Hibernation of Garden Statues

  1. Nice collection! I like the frog and toad. Our garden art, such as it is, is all metal and we leave it out for the winter. Except we have a concrete chicken which, I’m sorry, is just too heavy to move.

    • I also leave the metal and wood pieces out, and without the shed, most of the cement art would also have to be left outside. We cover the fountain since we’re not moving that. Much too heavy, kind of like your chicken. I’ll have to keep an eye open in your photos for the giant chicken.

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