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More of the Gardens and Gift Shop...

Throughout the outdoor plant exhibits, you may run across these colored glass stakes. With the sunlight that dapples the walkways in shadow, so it does on the glass globes...




Like the published monthly subscription magazine, along the paths, there are birds and blooms...





Metal sculptures along the paths and blooming bushes...



This time I spent at the gardens, after viewing and having a conversation with to the parrots [yes, I talk to the animals], I ventured into the gift shop to peruse the merchandise...checking out what is new for the holiday decor that they have for purchasing. I bought a pair of red birds sitting on mistletoe. I am going to use it as a sun catcher. It will not just be for the Christmas season tho, as I plan to keep it hanging at the dining room window year 'round. And with the pair of red birds, a card attached explained the tradition of kissing under the mistletoe which I never knew ...



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  1. I love those glass globes. Your birds on the mistletoe are pretty. I would keep it out all year too

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  2. Very pretty glass globes. The birds on mistletoe will be lovely year round and I love the accompanying card!

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    1. I'm glad I read the card actually....I usually just throw that stuff away. I wouldn't know of the legend if I'd done what I usually do...

      thanks Mildred

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  3. I want one of those glass stakes. wow... I just checked and the do sell them on line. I love your red glass birds. I have a passion for glass of all kinds. and I leave mine out year round except for a couple of things. I did not know the miseltoe legend either. just knew to kiss under it but not why

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    1. I have a small collection of ruby glass. And the birds are 'cardinals'...my favorite.

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  4. check these out. not to bad in price either. forgot to say this garden is a lot like our Jungle gardens here.

    http://www.plowhearth.com/glass-finial-totem-garden-stake.htm?utm_source=bingshopping&utm_medium=comparisonshopping&utm_campaign=default&aff=5329&CAWELAID=530007710000148044&catargetid=530007710000114782&CADEVICE=c

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    1. Pretty...even with the snow in the backdrop. lol

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  5. I really like the birds on the mistletoe. I too, have a bird at the dining room window. It's a glass hummingbird hanging from the lamp fob over my dining room table and it is a sun catcher too! My glass spiders have a legend too. Will share later on...

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    1. Hummingbirds...glass...a great combination. I bet it's mighty pretty. Oh...I look forward to your glass spiders post!!

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  6. Gorgeous parrots! Glad you had a pleasant visit and I talk to animals too.

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  7. Hello!
    Those glass globes are really beautiful!!
    Magnificent birds!

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  8. How cool! I never knew about the mistletoe legend. The birds are my favorites here. I have never seen one like this blue one! Wish I could go to this shop! Our nearest Botanical Garden shop is almost two hours away.

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    1. That would make for a long day!

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  9. Beautiful parrots and really sweet red birds. You have such an eye for beauty. :-)

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  10. What a pretty place! I love the glass globes. I had never heard that mistletoe legend either.

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    1. The majority here learned of mistletoe traditions with me!

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  11. I love those colored glass stalks....the parrots are beautiful.

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    1. I too love the birds...so colorful!

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  12. Thanks for telling us the Mistletoe Legend.

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    1. Anytime, dear friend! Glad to have read it myself so I COULD share.

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  13. The red bird couple should be beautiful,hanging in the window.

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    1. It is...and once the sun moves the opposite direction after the equinox, the sun will hit 'em directly. I can't wait.

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  14. Hello
    No I didn't take these photos, too scared!
    Have a nice day!

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    1. That's good to know!! I am sure I'd be running the opposite way if I saw one that close.

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  15. Such colorful photos - love the garden stakes and those beautiful birds. Your red cardinals are wonderful. xx K

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    1. I hope to get one or two of these someday soon. lol

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  16. Oh I love those glass stakes! And the birds are so pretty...great photos!

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  17. Such pretty gardens!

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