by Lee Wyatt
(last updated November 12, 2018)
What is a garden sphere? It may sound like a rather simple question, but surprisingly there is more to it than the simple answer. In the simplest terms, a garden sphere is a type of decoration that you can use to add a little something extra to your garden. In fact, there is a long history of these items being used in gardens. In times past, gazing balls (which are a type of garden sphere) were used by kings and queens to bring luck and beauty to their properties. Part of the legends say that such spheres had the power to ward off evil spirits, bad luck, sickness and even had the ability to thwart witches.
In more modern times garden spheres and gazing balls were used to help the "proper" Victorian suitors court one another. The reason for this is that during those times, the young men and women were not allowed to speak directly towards each other. Instead, what these youngsters would do is "talk" to the ball instead of each other. While this use for a garden sphere are no longer needed, gazing balls can still provide a great addition to your garden. Here are some guidelines that can help you decide what type of ball you want to use in your garden.
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