by Connie Oswald Stofko
If you want to use candles in your yard, they don’t have to stand on a table and they don’t need real flames.
Those were a couple tips I got in August when I visited the yard of Sue Tronolone during the Black Rock & Riverside Tour of Gardens. It was daytime when I visited her, but she shared her gardens on the evening Starry Night Garden Tour as well.
While the lighting adds ambiance to the yard at night, the lights themselves were attractive during the day.
Tronolone inserted a solar-powered light into a vase for a lovely accent piece. Her projects aren’t expensive– She gets most of her supplies from discount stores. And when the battery for the solar light wears out, you can replace it, she said.
I liked the clever idea she used for the chandelier with candles hanging over her patio table. The chandelier is hanging from a pulley so it can be raised and lowered to turn on the candles.
Check out the photos here to see some of her ideas.