Urns as Sculpture

Urns of any scale can be an easy and effective way of adding visual interest to any garden. But large urns are especially impressive.

Maybeck Cottage garden 1

A large tijana or olive oil urn from Portugal anchors a lush planting in this Berkeley CA garden.
(Photo by Marion Brenner).

Calistoga CA retreat garden 6


This tijana complements the large-scale plantings in this Napa Valley garden.  In the foreground a large Beschorneria (a Central American spineless agave-like succulent) is starting to produce its flower spike.

Calistoga CA retreat garden extra 12

This smaller urn is an attractive accent in this stroll garden of drought-tolerant, low maintenance garden.