Garden Whirligigs Date Back to Colonial Times

Gardens conjure up thoughts of solitude and beauty found in backyards, streets, parks and homes all over the country. Imagine any type of garden and you will likely be able to find the seeds and garden accessories needed to plant it from seed catalogs, garden centers and nurseries.

Each garden will be different dependent upon the varieties of flower seeds, vegetable seeds and accessories added to the space. Some of the different gardens you might consider planting can include; cottage gardens, container gardens, herb gardens, rock gardens, formal gardens and mixed border gardens. The accessories you add to your garden are just as important as the flower seeds and vegetable seeds you select.

A popular accessory that is considered to be one of the country’s first garden accessories dating back to colonial times is that of the whirligig. Whirligigs folk art usually made of wood and hand painted are found in an assortment of designs to include; cardinals, bluebirds, woodpeckers, robins, hummingbirds, Uncle Sam, loons, butterflies, bees, ladybugs, angels, fish and paddling kayaks and canoes to name a few.

A whirligig is a charming and whimsical accessory to add to most any flower seeds or vegetable seeds garden, you might even attempt to make your own whirligig in an original design of your liking.

Garden Fairy Garden Whirligig

Add some magic to your garden with  fairy whirligig. She flies over the flowers and waves her flower wand to cast a happy spell. Includes 46-1/2″ metal pole. Size Approx. 12″L x 10″W

Ruby the Hummingbird Whirligig

A charming ornamental piece for your yard or garden! This handcrafted, all-metal whirligig comes with a three-part 47-inch high pole for easy mounting. When the wind blows the propeller, Ruby sips nectar from the flowers. Approximately 10″H x 12″L x 10″W. All metal construction for outdoor durability.