This is the time of year when a gardener starts thinking about the season ahead. If you have a way to start seedlings, they may already be in their pots and ready to poke tiny green promises above the soil. Plants are the star of any garden, and they deserve a supporting cast.
Using glass mosaic tile to add your favorite colors to planters and stepping stones can be another way to get ready for the season ahead. Imagine the shimmer of glass tiles beneath the water of the birdbath and around its base and the beauty of color on the surface of a standard concrete garden bench. These simple projects are easy to do with kids and give them a sense of accomplishment when they see their handiwork last throughout the years.
Done properly, a garden mosaic piece will indeed last years, and the possibilities are limited only by being able to attach small pieces to a surface. Table tops, chair seats, old bowling balls, sundials, fence posts — it all can be found with glass mosaic tile on it, sitting in a beautiful garden space somewhere.
This is a great use of leftover tiles from an indoor project like a tile floor or wall. Often, there will be odd cuts from ceramic tiles and scattered glass mosaic pieces that have potential as garden art. Some folks mix in other things like broken pottery, pebbles, and even old costume jewelry.
You can come in to any of our three Montreal area showrooms and see the glass mosaic wall and floor tile we offer. It is a carefully curated collection of the best the industry has to offer, and if you are planning a home tile project, this is where you want to start. You can get enough tile for a small project like a planter or renovate a room in your home and use the leftovers for this spring’s new garden accent.