Sometimes a picture speaks louder than words.
While looking for a nursery two weeks ago, I spotted Harper’s Statuary and Water Gardens. Saturday I grabbed my strong hubby and headed to Harrisonburg to look for a bench for the new herb garden.
Words fail me. Everywhere you look, you see hundreds of statues, bird baths, garden markers, and stepping stones. Almost everything is poured concrete on the premises. Harper’s is a family business, operating since the 1960s, and you can add me to the many thousands of happy customers. I picked up a small curved-seat bench for the new herb garden that fits just perfectly in one corner.
The back corner of the business is devoted to water features. If you have any desire to put in a small water fall, a big fountain, or any size birdbath, you would be well served to visit Harper’s, even if just for ideas. I have a very small pond behind my herb garden, and I have had no idea how to use it. After a few minutes walking around the fountains and falls, I look forward to improving our little pond and adding running water.
You can see my bench in the middle left of the picture. I think I’ll paint it to look like aged moss so it will fit in with the herb garden a bit better. I bought it unfinished, but that brings up a great point about Harper’s. You can purchase items painted, or if you prefer, you can buy them in “raw” unpainted concrete. The painting is amazing. In the picture to the left, the “wood” bench at the very bottom looks very much like wood.
So rather than share a lot more words, here are a few pictures. I’ll probably head back soon and just wander around. We are putting in a memorial garden for loved ones we’ve lost, and I see a lot of perfect little statues to add. Who’s coming with me?*** This personal blog is comprised solely of the opinions, views, projects, and travels of its author, Stacey Morgan Smith. She is lucky enough to have loving family and friends whom she drags along with her on her adventures and whom she puts to work on her little farm. She uses this blog to help promote living in the mountains of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, from Roanoke to the Potomac River.**