|Glass orbs in a planter|
|Glass orb fountain|
Many mid-century homes in my area have been using old bowling balls to brighten their flower beds, as in these photos.
|Painted bowling balls|
|Ceramic orbs with bowling ball edging|
Large ceramic orbs are also popular, as seen in combination with bowling balls in the previous photo. Fellow blogger Rebecca of Mid-Century Modern Remodel recently posted about her trip to the Bauer Pottery Showroom and her purchase of ceramic orbs for her newly landscaped garden. Be sure to check out her post to see her beautiful photos.
|Ceramic orb in bed of grasses|
Lately, I've become enamored of concrete garden orbs. I love their texture, durability and the possibility of such interesting color variation...or no color at all.
I found a great tutorial on Design Sponge for making concrete orbs. It's so simple that I'm surprised no one had thought of it sooner. I'm going to try making some for my own yard.
|Concrete orb made from light fixture globe mold|