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April showers bring rusty flowers: Kenny Be's Yard Arteology

Yard Arteology: The study of neighbors through lawn decoration...

Sloan Lake: Corroded metal petals are a sure sign of spring.
Sloan Lake: Corroded metal petals are a sure sign of spring.

Cold, wet, rainy April days may be a hassle to planning outdoor activities, but apparently they are great for the growth of rusty flower blossoms. In the photo above, a rusty bloom bursts from an old dead tree stump in the Sloan Lake neighborhood. And wetter weather means these oxidizing monstrosities are popping up in neighborhoods all across Denver...

City Park: Rusty metal flowers need lots of rain.
City Park: Rusty metal flowers need lots of rain.

With adequate April rainfall and consistent lack of attention, the fixed-wheel flower shown above can remain in rusty bloom throughout the year. Below, a perfect rusty columbine requires proper mulching...

 

Highland: Rusty columbine accentuates the porch window pane Volcom word balloon.
Highland: Rusty columbine accentuates the porch window pane Volcom word balloon.

The tiny yard of the Highland neighborhood home pictured above is meticulously mulched to provide the perfect low-maintenance staging area for a gigantic sheet metal and stainless-steel columbine. Below, an epic rusting daisy is flanked by plushy stuffed animals...

 

Westwood: Stuffed dogs bask beneath the hypnotic spin of a scrap metal daisy.
Westwood: Stuffed dogs bask beneath the hypnotic spin of a scrap metal daisy.

The stuffed plush pups pictured above take advantage of a break in the unsettled Spring weather to bask in the sun before the next April shower. Below, rusty scrap pipe plants can pop up anywhere...

 

West Highland: A wild wire weed pops up in the gravel and encroaches on a flaming painted mailbox.
West Highland: A wild wire weed pops up in the gravel and encroaches on a flaming painted mailbox.
East Colfax: A flowering rusty scrap pipe plant pops up in the middle of an art-scaped lawn.
East Colfax: A flowering rusty scrap pipe plant pops up in the middle of an art-scaped lawn.

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