We are taking advantage of the lovely mild winter weather to work on the garden in Brisbane. Out goes the fountain in the front garden, why you may ask…well it was here when we bought the house. It is just not our style and after 17 years, I cannot believe it took so long, we sold it on Ebay!!! My first sale on Ebay.
The new owner is delighted – the same day when she returned home she had water blasted it back to the original cream finish.
So the replacement is a large terracotta urn that Queensland sculptor Rhyl Hinwood and her husband gave us for our wedding present. It features a garland of Cooktown Orchids, the Queensland flower emblem. Now I know it is obscured by the foliage beneath, that will be removed and replaced with new plants, that is when I find something that will not screen the elegant base. We relocated the urn from the back garden where it used to sit in the middle of a circular brick paved area that is going to make way for lawn. Back garden makeover coming soon.