Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

Blenko Glass is a West Virginia treasure that spans generations. Nothing symbolizes the state of West Virginia better or more beautifully than Blenko Glass. We will discuss current and former craftsmen and designers and how important it is that Blenko and West Virginia glass be appreciated and valued by the younger generation.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Blenko In The Yard?

Gardening and Landscaping Shows are now Number One in ratings, in magazines and TV Shows. The ratings of these shows are increasing and the number of shows are also increasing. It seems everyone even the gas stations are 'into' landscaping.
Perhaps because I grew up with parents who love to garden, I've always grown something, tomatoes on the balcony of my first apartment and now cucumbers mixed in with the flowers in my little Morgantown place.
Many people use BLENKO Glass in their yard - to decorate with, for bird feeders, in place of pavers, in place of stepping stones they have BLENKO!
I'm posting photos of some local yards with BLENKO GLASS - so perhaps you'll be inspired to
pick up an exta piece of BLENKO to use as a bird feeder, or just to add color to your yard. hjh


Anonymous said...

I have been afraid the glass would break or some child would take the glass, do people bring the glass in at night?
Margie Hale
At Blenko do they bring it in at night?

Anonymous said...

Last year after seeing the glass in blenko yard, I took home a dozen bowls for bird feeders my Moms garden club welcomed the colorful bowls and my photos of the blenko grounds. So in Conn. blenko is in many yards and now that we know about on line ordering they will be having more glass in their yards.
Neat idea. My friend and I gifted our hospital several pieces of Blenko for the childrens garden this x-mas. Keep the drums beating, people need to hear about this company and the products.

Anonymous said...

No, Blenko does not bring the glass in at night. We have trust in the community that surrounds us. Most of the glass that goes into the Blenko garden is broken or flawed beyond purchase.

Blenko Glass Company

Anonymous said...

We now have the turles out in front of 3 of my clinics went back for more but they were out.
What do you use as a bird feeder? I did not see the bird feeder at Blenko.

lewisdvdphd said...

Great outdoor photos of Blenko.
Sol uses Blenko in the clinics
This next time I will get those sun faces for my yard I need some stepping stone for the pathways. Are they safe to leave out in winter?

nick said...

Question is the white animal real or glass?
also to what temp can these things remain in the yard?
Also does blenko replace things if they freeze and break?

Anonymous said...

I can answer this, the white animal is a Goose, at Blenko they run wild, the neighbors drop off their baby ducks the week after Easter and the population grows.
Can not speak for Bill Blenko but no one in their right mind would give you a gurantee on glass outside in the winter. With everything in the West Virginia winters some pieces survive some don't.
Margie Hale

andreerods said...

Beautiful can you do more of this?