Welcome to our blog. Susan and I will use this blog occasionally to point out the uses and background or story behind some of the products we sell. We will also discuss what our our yarden means to us. We hope that you read this and it evokes an emotion,a memory, or a smile. Our first blog is called “Galvanized.”
If you look up the word galvanized in the dictionary, you will see that it has two meanings. The first is to coat steel or iron with zinc to prevent rust. The second is a call to action. In other words, a galvanizing action or moment that brings people together. My first recollection of the word galvanized is a beer and wine store in Glen Rose, Texas called The Galvanized Palace. My friends and I would drive there from our home town, Cleburne, to buy cheap wine from a farm – or beer. Cleburne was a dry town and you could not buy alcohol there. The Palace was a galvanized tin building, hence the name. So in a sense,The Galvanized Palace held both meanings for us. A call to action to buy beer in a tin building.
For the purpose of Through the Garden Gate, we will also use the word galvanized with both meanings. We offer galvanized buckets and watering cans for your yard and garden decor. The patina of aged tin offers warmth to your garden. Susan has done a marvelous job of adding tin buckets and watering cans to our yard. I really enjoy seeing flowers planted in these buckets around our yard. They are all old and add charm and character to our outdoor decor. So, here is our galvanizing moment or call to action. Add some of our old galvanized pots and buckets to your garden. The zinc coating will continue to age and develop more patina through all sorts of weather as well as call you to the action of filling them with flowers and plants for years to come.