Garden Whimsies By Mary Blog

Whimsical art for home and garden

Cloche Love

My latest obsession is the cloche, or bell jar.  How is it that I’ve overlooked these simple and charming accessories before now?

The French developed the glass cloche (or bell jar) to serve as individual green houses for tender seedlings and young plants in the garden.  Their purpose was to protect an early garden plant from harsh weather elements.  They come in various shapes and sizes, but the most popular is probably the bell shaped cloche.

Not only functional, cloches make wonderful accents for your home and garden.  Use them as a food cover for your next gathering, highlight beautiful flowers and fruits indoors, showcase your favorite collectibles, or use during the holidays with your favorite keepsakes.  They are almost magical, and so much fun to arrange and rearrange.  Why not have several?

I acquired my first cloche this week from one of my favorite garden shops, Annie’s Garden Shed in Lutz, Florida.  They’re selling like hotcakes at Annie’s and now you know why.  Haven’t decided what to fill mine with yet . . . oh the endless possibilities.  But, you can be sure this won’t be my last one.

“I have never had so many good ideas day after day as when I worked in the
garden.”  ~John Erskine


1 Comment

  1. whoah this blog is fantastic i love reading your articles.

    Keep up the good work! You realize, many persons are
    searching around for this information, you could help them greatly.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


Artists, Recipes and House Plans

Small Business Online Marketing Solutions

Whimsical art for home and garden

Whimsical art for home and garden

making it up as i go

amy begun saab ~life as i see it. a Vermonter deeply entrenched in Alabama i plant flowers.

mrs. and the misc.

30-something wives sharing the misc. goodness of life

Whimsical art for home and garden

Everyday Tea

Creativity One Cup at a Time

Willow Cottage

Enjoying the Simple Pleasures of Life, While Living in a Complicated World

%d bloggers like this: