GARDEN STATUARY, while evocative of European classical gardens, is comfortable in any setting. It can punctuate a favored horticultural space, gently offer visual respite to the eye between large swaths of green, or simply give interest to an otherwise quiet spot. The Italian hand-carved limestone dog here (one of a pair) is sympathetically carved with crossed paws. The pair patinated in a stone yard in Italy for 10 years and arrived last winter to the United States. Whether framing a home’s entrance or drawing one’s eye toward a garden path, these relaxed-yet-elegant pups will last a lifetime, aging gracefully with each passing year.
Italian hand-carved dogs and many other beautiful garden-centric items are available at Hortus by Craig Bergmann. Please call to schedule a viewing. Hortus by Craig Bergmann 900 N. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest, 847-251-8355, hortusbycraigbergmann.com.