Jardinière is a French word, from the feminine form of "Gardner." Jardinière has three meanings:
- The first meaning of jardinière is also a large stand, pot, urn, or receptacle upon which, or into which, plants may be placed. Jardinieres tend to be highly decorative. They are often used for: a garden accent element; for large plants; and for raised culinary and herb gardens
- The second meaning of jardinière is a culinary term, meaning a dish that is cooked or served with a mixture of spring vegetables, such as peas, carrots, and green beans.
- The third meaning of jardinière, in French, is a name for the golden ground beetle, the European Mole Cricket and other species of beetles attacking plants in kitchen gardens.
With spring in the air and everyone getting their gardens ready for the summer, I thought I would post some beautiful garden urns and some very unusual stepping stones.
Tuffits are concrete stepping stones that mimic the look and charm of vintage accent pillows. Each stone is a 13" diameter and weighs 12-14 pounds. Pigment is mixed into the concrete so that the color won't chip to show gray concrete.
Each tuffit is hand crafted in Petaluma, CA and comes in a beautiful palette of garden colors. (I personally love the lilac one) For more information check out their website http:www.tuffits.com.
All images of the urns are from the website New England Garden Ornaments and can be viewed here http://negarden.com/.
|Large Adam Urn|
I love all of these and would have a very difficult time selecting a favorite. Each urn has a perfect place in someone's garden. How about you, which one would you take home?