Ok here is our step by step guide to turn one of our garden ladders into a musical instrument, start by pulling off the bottom 3 rungs...Just kidding. In fact this isn’t so much about music at all, but about the things you make music on. So why not get those garden chores all done and dealt with, put those garden ladders safely away, grab a cup of tea and take 5 mins to read this blog. And as for the fact that it’s Friday that also means that it’s time for a top 5. So without further ado it’s time for some or the best garden ideas you will ever see. Because today it’s time for….
The top 5 best garden pianos.
5) Let’s Jazz the garden up!
This display at the Philadelphia Flower Show was a music instrument repair shop, in keeping with the show’s New Orleans and jazz theme. A wildly popular fountain of an old upright piano remade into a waterfall was the highlight and also the taking point.This piano much like all the others you will see in this top 5 was old and could no longer be saved. So it’s just good use of old rubbish. Or “upcycling” as most of us call it. And this is the first of two waterfall pianos on our list.
4) Discarded but never forgotten.
While we remain intrigued by the abandoned treasures discovered through urban exploration, Urban Ghosts as they are called have always been a strong advocate of adaptive reuse, imaginative conversions and the various component categories of upcycling. This abandoned piano transformed into a nasturtium garden, now serving as a framework for flowers rather than another unwanted household object dumped in the landfill and it’s the beauty of upcycling at it’s very best.
3) It’s just the perfect mothers day present!
Built and Designed by Bill Metzgar this is our secound waterfall, and to be honest it’s best to hear from his own words on how this very impressive image come about: “This piano is an 1885 steinway, It had really bad termite damage to the inner structure so yes it was beyond repair, so I turned it into a fountain for my mom for mothers day. It has a 2000 gallon per hour pump in the pond and a flex hose from the pump up into the piano where where I used a construction of pvc to distribute the water across the keys which I sealed with fiberglass resin. Since I put it online it has been posted everywhere and my mother really likes seeing it on websites that she has never heard of or seen before so I really don’t mind who posts it.”
2) In loving memorie of the torch singer
This is what’s left of the old Helen Morgan piano that she would “sit on” in that crowded night club which made her famous. You can see it at Orange County fair, but sadly there wasn’t much left of it when it was rescued from an auction so they decided to made it into this garden tribute. and for in our opinion it’s would bring a smile to her face.
1) The Last song the tree played was…
The incredible image/ piano is an old piano that a former student at a university bought and put out in the woods as an art project and has stood for a number of years until sadly for all of us it was recently destroyed. The piano wasn’t just sitting there…he took it apart and put it back together around a tree so the tree was growing up out of the piano. But sadly it’s no more. But we will always have those images and who ever the student was who did it…well done. Because not only was it beautiful but also quite poetic in a strange sort of way. So while it’s sunny and the ground is firm lets raise our garden ladders and pay a little respect to those pianos that have fallen and not been given enough upcycle love. And then let’s get down that dump yard and rescue that old piano because after reading this we should ALL have some amazing ideas!