>New Garden Statue – "Bird Girl"

>When I first read “Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil” I was intrigued not so much by the story line, but by the curious “bird girl” statue on the cover. Since, I have always wanted to have one in my own garden. Thanks to a steep markdown, I now have one of my own…..

The original statue was commissioned by sculptress Sylvia Shaw Judson in 1936. 4 were made.
One of the four stood in Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery where it was discovered by a photographer who snapped a photo of her and she appeared on the cover of the 1994 best seller “Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil” and thus, Instant Notoriety!

My statue is an interpretation of the original.

I have not decided where to place her in the garden.

Such a haunting look the girl has.
She will keep watch over my roses.


About Chris VanCleave - America's Favorite Rose Gardener

Christopher R. VanCleave – America’s Favorite Rose Gardener Nicknamed "The Redneck Rosarian”, Chris VanCleave is passionate about gardening and growing roses. He is an active member of the Birmingham chapter of the American Rose Society, serving two terms as President. In 2007, he created the Rose Chat Podcast which has reached over a half a million listeners with news and information on growing on growing the world’s most beloved flower, the rose. He was a contributor to the 2015 Southern Living Gardening Book, has appeared on P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home television show and was featured in the June 2015 issue of Southern Living Magazine. Locally, Chris serves as Chairman of the Helena Alabama Beautification Board where he has spearheaded efforts to create a sustainable landscape in one of the top one hundred places to live in the United States. His writing is seen at About.com and on his popular website; RedneckRosarian.com, where he chronicles his gardening adventures and explores an intrinsic mix of life, faith and gardening. An agent of change with over 20 years’ experience in process innovation, Mr. VanCleave is leading the charge to reinvigorate horticultural societies and helping them to reach their full potential in the social media age.
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5 Responses to >New Garden Statue – "Bird Girl"

  1. >I like her !She looks quite tall, I'm sure she will do the job of watching over your roses.Great find !


  2. >Dear Chris, Every rose garden should have at least one statue. Your find is very elegant. Pam


  3. Jennifer says:

    >I love the bird girl too! I have a statue (check my blog…some of the first posts). I watched Midnight in the Garden of Good and evil just before a tour trip to Savannah Ga. I got to see the real statue…it's guarded in a museum. It's an awesome addition to my garden…mine was full price but all I wanted for my anniversary in February. Enjoy her!


  4. Amber says:

    >I like her alot! So much better than a boring bird feeder. This has character and an interesting story.


  5. Anonymous says:

    >A good heart's worth gold.


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