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Garden Art

by Andi Bedsworth

As the seasons are changing, many people have turned their attention to getting their gardens ready. You might not think of gardening as an art form, but two galleries and shops are featuring items that may help your garden become more colorful.

Tin Pan Alley in Plein Air in Taylor is planning a garden show that will help you make your garden a masterpiece. Their garden show which starts on Friday, March 22nd at 10am and goes through Saturday, March 23rd will feature unusual plants and containers. Alice Hammell, co-owner, says there are handmade vessels and antique containers that have been re-purposed. These containers could make nice statement pieces and focal points for your garden. She assured me that there will also be plenty of different plants and even topiary to add to the mix.

If making room for birds is part of your garden plans, then head out to the Powerhouse Gallery to check out their Houses for Houses show which features over 50 handmade birdhouses. They will be auctioned off to benefit the Lafayette-Oxford Habitat for Humanity. Bidding has already begun and will end on Tuesday, March 26th at a reception held in conjunction with the monthly art crawl. The birdhouses range from wooden, ceramic, traditional and non-traditional. The gallery is open from 9am-5pm Monday through Friday in Oxford.

I hope you enjoy adding to your garden and helping support the local artists in nearby communities. Please send me any art related news to

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