Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

U Tube - Blenko Garden

Blog Reader Dr. Harper sent a link to YouTube video called. Blenko Garden.

This video is part of a glass garden documentary that included by Dad and his glass garden.

If you enjoy gardening, and Blenko you will like the combination.

I wish I could reproduce the 20 minute film of my parents glass garden - they have an

open garden yearly - in 2012 I'll post the date, and you are welcome to drop by on this

day and visit their outdoor glass and plants.

Thank you Dr. Harper - my Dad was not aware of the video online .


Blenko Glass Garden. Blenko Garden. Blenko . Blenko. Blenko Glass Company.

Blenko Museum. Blenko Gift Shop.


Anonymous said...

Is this you in the U Tube Videos?
NHSC Craig Robinson
NHSC Hilary Homburg?
Don't say NO its your name and its a dentist.

ERDOCSeattle said...

Just saw all three videos.
What a wonderful garden, Seems I recall at one time BLenko had glass in the garden.
Does it break in winter or do you bring the glass in?

ERDOCSeattle said...

How does one know if the comment section is working?
Anyway nice videos all three.

Anonymous said...

Doc Bee Your comment on U Tube was declared SPAM.

Anonymous said...

Terrfic Video on Blenko.

Anonymous said...

We enjoyed viewing this video of the Glass Garden in Charleston, WV.
Beautiful glass, plants and delightfully placed surprises.
Are the watering bowls blenko still available?
Ashtrays? Can I now buy any of this glass?
I want to duplicate this garden glass.

Anonymous said...

Is all West Virginia and American Glass safe for use in my yard?
Hillary please answer this.
Bruce is it safe?

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

If you garden in Zone 5 or colder, the glass, even Blenko, would most likely not survive undamaged thru the winter. Water and snow, freezing and thawing in a container, can destroy it. If you leave a a clay pot full of dirt outside all winter, you will have lots of bits of clay come spring. Thick slabs of glass might fare better, since they wouldn't hold water. I garden in Zone 5, and I'm going to leave some heavy, non-Blenko glass out all winter, turned upside down, and see what happens. The Blenko all comes inside this year.
Car Girl

Dr.BOB said...

We use Blenko in our Chevy Chase Md. garden
it gets damn cold here - - - I don't bring any thing in.
where are you?