A Goldfish Wind Chime Straight from Japan

large 53 6046 lg A Goldfish Wind Chime Straight from Japan

I am a lover of all things ‘water garden,’ so when I found this Japanese cast-iron wind chime in the shape of a Goldfish and baby I thought it was really special!  I love the shape and color of it, and when the glazing catches the sunlight this chime really sparkles and has depth.

This wind chime costs $19.50, plus the time and material it takes to hang it up somewhere, so it’s not a big purchase, and it would probably make a great gift.  I think this fish chime is a really pretty and unique design, and it’s a break from the norm in garden decor.

Native To Know: Cardinal Flower, Lobelia Cardinalis

Cardinal Flower1 Native To Know: Cardinal Flower, Lobelia Cardinalis

Photo Courtesy of: BigDan


The Cardinal Flower is a bright, brassy North American native plant that grows up to 3 or 4 feet tall, and sports spiked torches of blood red blossoms!  In the last several years this Lobelia has gained popularity in garden centers, and home landscaping, but it’s use around the house can go much farther than just as the back row of a wildflower bed.

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