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Pair o' pots
A fashionable pick: We liked the artful placement of two empty urns (including the broken one) against a shed in Judy Carlsen's 2 1/2 acre country garden in Frankfort. "I like blending things in the garden, whether they're old or new," Carlsen says.
DIY: The key here to an eye-catching arrangement is to group similar pots, urns, baskets, statues, obelisks, gazing balls or other pieces of garden art together. Create a unified design by combining items of similar shapes, materials or colors.
Go see for yourself: Visit Carlsen's garden and nine others on the Will County Master Gardeners walk from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 18 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 19. Cost: $12 in advance, $15 day of walk. Call: 815-727-9296.
June 12, 2008