Comments about Product: I have had a blue stainless steel gazing ball for about 3 years. It is out in all weathers and never shows any sign of deterioration. I love this garden accent so much, I purshased one and sent it to my sister in Germany for this past Christmas. The one I bought for her is Mystic - very interesting colors. I know she will love her Gazing Ball as much as I love mine which makes my shade garden even more tranquil.
By Camellia fan
Comments about Product: This gazing ball looks great in our yard on my existing stand. So far the dogs have not knocked it over, so I can't say if it indestructible or not, but it is very attractive.
By Occasional gardener
Pretty garden object
Comments about Product: This gazing ball is a very pretty shade of blue and a nice size, but there is a somewhat visible seam around it. Quick shipping and the ball looks pretty nestled in the garden. The stand looks like plastic, but I have it mostly hidden by foliage. Overall, it's ok, as long as it holds up over the winter.
By The Chihuahua Lady
"Bling for the yard"
Comments about Product: Nice quality without the fear of breaking in the Gulf breeze. Like my Grandma used to have only better.
By Pat and Pete
Blue gazing ball faded badly
Comments about Product: In less than 2 months, this blue gazing ball has faded so badly it now looks gray when you look at it from the street. It looks terribly shabby as if it has been out in the weather for years, instead of just a month and a half. VERY DISAPPOINTED - certainly not worth the money.
gazing ball and stand... outstanding!
Comments about Product: I have this gazing ball and stand in my front garden between the daisies and hydrangeas...it looks nice. I just hope the ball doesn't blow away! It's very light and there is nothing to hold it on the base. I am a bit nervous with all the winds and rains we have been having. It's only been a week, but many people have commented on it. So far...so good!
By Steve the disappointed
Color does not last
Comments about Product: I have wanted a gazing ball in my garden for years, but was afraid of the fragile nature of glass. I purchased this steel globe in April and looked forward to enjoying it for many years. However, it is now only July and the entire top half has faded to half the intensity of color that there is on the bottom. I am very disappointed in the quality of this product and I do not consider this item to be inexpensive. I would not recommend using this product outdoors.
By Loves Gardening
Comments about Product: I've had to replace too many glass balls. This one is virtually unbreakable. The price is reasonable compared to the glass ones that are so fragile. I Love the color of the Mystic, they are so beautiful. Highly Recommend!!!!
stainless steel gazing ball
Comments about Product: pleased
Comments about Product: Just very Pleased with the color and the Service
Comments about Product: I put this in a flower bed with the stake holder so I can see it when I look out the kitchen window. It makes me happy!
By Scott and Cindy
Stainless Steel Gazing Ball
Comments about Product: Looks beautiful on top of our Frog Prince stand. The red gazing ball "completes" him!!
BEAUTIFUL HIGH QUALITY GAZING BALL
Comments about Product: After Hurricane Sandy, my mom's glass gazing ball was shattered. This lovely steel ball is a perfect replacement since she lives on Long Island Sound and frequently has high winds and leaves flying around. The blue color is so rich and deep, it is similar to the beautiful Sound water. She is thrilled with this Christmas present. Plow & Hearth sent it lightning fast, in plenty of time for the holidays. It was packaged well and arrived safely. I highly recommend this ball for anyone who wishes to have a gorgeous gazing ball, without the worry of falling acorns.
A season spanning addition!
Comments about Product: Bought the silver ball to put on a stone pedestal with a fresh green wreath under it. For a little extra pizazz I wired some shiny red balls in the greens and it really is a lovely focal point. After the holidays it will reflect the joy of my garden!
The metal gazing balls fade in the sun
Comments about Product: The metal gazing balls fade in the sun.
VERY DISAPPOINTED -
Comments about Product: I have always been so pleased with Plow and Hearth products, but this one is a true disappointment. I bought it last fall and by spring the lovely blue was already faded and/or chipped off. The twisted stand is good and still holding up. We had a very mild winter, so it was even more of a disappointment. Definitely NOT worth the price-no matter what the cost.
Comments about Product: The ball was very light which surprised me for being so durable. The color is beautiful. Good bank for your buck
By Prairie Woman
A dream come true!
Comments about Product: I ordered this when they had it a few years ago. It has weathered every storm and I live on the unprotected prairie and I have it out year-round. It has survived wind, snow, you name it. I didn't realize how much I love this gazing ball until I purchased a cheaper, glass ball at a local shop and it broke in less than one week. If you want a beautiful ball that will last until you throw it away—get this.
Did not last long...
Comments about Product: Mine is now 3 years old. After two glass globes in a row shattered on impact with windblown broken branches, I decided to pay three times as much for this weather resistant steel in red. I was disappointed that by the beginning of the second summer the color had faded and the colored laquer had begun to peel off. It is now half stripped. I'm replacing it with red glass for 1/3 the price. If I ever figure out a non toxic way to remove the rest of the laquer without fogging up the underlying steel I might have a nice silver ball, but then again I might not. This was a big disappointment. If you intend to use it indoors or if you can find it priced lower than glass, then perhaps go for it, otherwise I do not recommend.
Comments about Product: I really like my gazing ball. It was what I expected. It added just the right pop to my rock garden. The color is perfect. I have had it out for only 3 days. I guess time will tell how it holds up in the weather and the sun.
By Galloping ghost
Stainless Steel Gazing Ball
Comments about Product: The finish on the ball was uneven and even flawed. I may keep it and try a clear finish overcoat and see if that will stop the deteriation.
By garden lover
I wouldn't buy this again
Comments about Product: The red one I bought faded, in 2 months from red to an orange/yellow. I contacted Plow and Hearth and received an email that they would get back to me. They never did. Maybe the silver one would be good. I'm very disappointed. I have purchased many things from this company and have always been pleased with my purchases.
Red Stainless ball faded in the sun.
Comments about Product: I gave this as a holiday gift in 2010. During the summer it faded and the color is now a pale red in many spots. No longer attractive. It is outside in my Aunt's yard in the Mountains of East Tennessee.It is hard to imagine the extent of sun damage if it were in the outside elements of Florida.
By blue lady
I would buy this again
Comments about Product: I got the blue gazing ball with the twisted stand and it is gorgeous,fits perfect in the corner beside my front door,didn't get the glass,got the steel.really very pretty.
Comments about Product: the product was ordered as a replacement of one i had for a long time the replacement was not near the quality of the vintage one i had the base was plastic i was not expecting that i had hoped it would be clay like the last one i had.
worth the money
Comments about Product: We are very satisfied with this purchase...this gazing ball and stand and first-class and are worth every penny
finish on steelgazing ball did not last
Comments about Product: I got a steel gazing ball in december, described as weather resistant. By June the finish was noticeably faded on the top, the once beautiful color faded to dull whitish haze.
By Amateur yard decorator
exactly as advertised
Comments about Product: Lovely addition to our yard, would recommend placement in low traffic area as it is lightweight and could easily get dislodged
I love this gazing ball
Comments about Product: great for my flower garden.
By outdoor girl
really great color
Comments about Product: This my third gazing ball from your company. Always good quality
Stainless steel gazing ball
Comments about Product: Color was "mystic", but now seems to be a solid in any sunlight. However, it will not break if dropped on any surface like glass ones.
Comments about Product: This gazing ball is gorgeous. I bought a cheep one that was glass & it broke into a gazillion pieces. I hope this lasts as long as I do.
Stainless Steel Gazing Ball
Comments about Product: I have had many kinds of Gazing Balls. They always break and don't last even a few months. This new one has fallen over twice from wind and no problems.
By Cindy Gardener
Blue turns to Silver
Comments about Product: When it first arrived it was a beautiful blue but soon turned to silver. I was very disappointed in the color, but has held up great against our storms. Just need to work on getting the color to stay true.
By Skip Melendez
Colors Fade away.....
Comments about Product: We bought a Red gazing ball for ourselves, and a Blue one for my parents. The blue one now looks like a dull silver and the red one is orange multi-colored. It only took a few months for the transformation. We will buy glass ones to replace these.
By Flower Gardener
Comments about Product: We have not put it out yet, waiting for better weather. It is beautiful. We purchased a copper one several years ago and it looks as good now as when we purchased it.
By Susie Q
Comments about Product: Bought this gazing ball as a Christmas present for friends. They love it.
wrought iron gazing ball stand
Comments about Product: We placed our stand outside in my flower garden during this winter. It has held up beautifully under the snow and ice. It fits my garden perfectly and has been a great addition. Very strong and sturdy design makes it a natural for outdoor use.
Comments about Product: Great customer service!
The perfect Christmas present
Comments about Product: My wife loved it.
Love the Look
Comments about Product: I love decorating my yard with user friendly products. I was continually purchasing glass balls which broke with the winds I have at my home. I know this will last and give me much enjoyment.
Comments about Product: This was a gift to my wife for Christmas. She loved it. It's outside brightening up our deck. [...]
By Kindergarten Teacher
Just as promised
Comments about Product: My husband loved this gift. It was a replacement for a glass globe. It is attractive and fit right in the stand we already had. We live in Michigan and it appears to be holding up well even in the harsh winter.
Comments about Product: This was a gift for someone on my Christmas list who wanted a red gazing ball and had "walked miles" looking for one. I googled red gazing ball and this one came up, it is very pretty and she was thrilled.
Comments about Product: good product
Gazing ball with stand
Comments about Product: Gave this as a gift to son and daughter-in-law. They can hardly wait for spring so they can put it in their garden.
Comments about Product: We gave on as a gift and they liked it so much we got one.
I would purchase this product again
Comments about Product: I purchased the gazing ball and stand for a gift. Beautiful!
GREAT ADDITION TO ANY GARDEN
Comments about Product: Love Gazing Balls, I purchased the iron ground stake and plan on purchasing a few more. They add whimsy to any garden.
By Kentucky Girl in the desert
Gazing ball will not break!
Comments about Product: Since we have had 2 gazing balls (all breakable)
this is the best idea to have a steel ball. My
son's new home will be graced by this colorful
ball. The stand is sturdy as well as decorative.
By Joyce the sale queen
Lights up the garden
Comments about Product: Color is beautiful. I don't have to watch the weather channel to protect my investment. It is sturdy and unbreakable
By high mtn granny
Comments about Product: Love the gazing balls !!! But the colors DO fade after about 2 months even when placed where it is shady but the silver one does not.
By Busy Shopper
MYSTIC GAZING BALL LIVES UP TO ITS NAME
Comments about Product: I immediately placed the gazing ball into my garden area so that I can enjoy it over the winter. I love the mystic colors which change as light hits the gazing ball.
By Busy Shopper
SCROLL STAND IS ATTRACTIVE
Comments about Product: I like the height of this stand. The area in my garden where it is currently holding my mystic gazing ball didn't need the higher stands.
By Peggy the gardener
Will look wonderful in the garden
Comments about Product: Bought as a gift, ball very pretty and durable, will be nice to fill in between bare spots as blooms fade. Easy to move if needed
By Garden gnome
It won't be blue for long
Comments about Product: I bought one a year ago, and it faded to pale green in a few months. I thought I'd give it another chance, but the new one has already faded to a dull turquoise. Don't buy it if you wanted a blue one!
By Garden Denizen
Doesn't last very long
Comments about Product: Within 10 months the blue plastic film was cracked and peeling, and had faded to pale green.
Very happy with purchase
Comments about Product: We were so pleased when our Mystic Gazing Ball and stand arrived. It is just beautiful in our flower garden! The package was very well packed and shipped.
Comments about Product: We fell in love with the twisted stand but really wanted a solar lighted gazing ball which they didn't carry. Asked Customer Service if the stand had the deep indentation on top to accomodate a solar powered gazing ball and was told no - just a slight curve to hold a regular ball. Went ahead and purchased it anyway including a Plow & Hearth ball. Turned out the stand did have the deep indentation afterall but we actually like the gazing ball we purchased. Down the line we will get a solar powered gazing ball. The stand is the prettiest style we found anywhere.
Comments about Product: The ball faded from blue to silver and it is not in full sun. I returned one for fading and the same thing has happened to his one. Do you have any that will stay blue? I also ordered a silver one so I would like one of them to be blue. I would not recommend to anyone that wanted a gazing other than the silver color. the ball quality is good but the color fades quickly.
color fades even in shade
Comments about Product: Received the blue ball and stand as a gift. Placed it in the shade and was very happy. BUT within a year, the color came off in whole sections and the ball is so ugly I have taken it down. Very disappointed. I thought Plow and Hearth had good quality products.
Gazing Ball Quickly Fades
Comments about Product: I purchased this two years ago. The Gazing Ball quickly faded the first year from bright red to a dull red yellow. I contacted Plow and Hearth and received an automated reply that they would contact me. I never heard back. I have been a frequent customer and I buy gifts and items for myself several times a year. I am very disappointed in the lack of a reply.
The Column on the other hand is very nice.
By Dont have a nickname
Comments about Product: I bought the blue steel gazing ball and it faded to silver... it was always in the shade.. the red was out in the sun and it never faded...
Comments about Product: Have had my gazing ball 1 month, fading & peeling!! Looks terrible, will not buy from you anymore.
wont fool anyone, looks like resin
Comments about Product: sadly, even from a distance, the 12" stand looks fake. it would be too flimsy for our gulf breezes, but i will drill a hole to fill base with sand and hope for the best although i also have concerns re how it will hold up to full sun here in florida. the ball is nice quality but i will need to use clear silicone caulk to keep it in place, as there is no post. i would have gladly paid more for a stone composite base, rather than resin, in this style.
Red Gazing Ball - perfect!!
Comments about Product: I had seen a red gazing ball among red heirloom hollyhocks in Cabria, CA some years ago. I bought the hollyhock seeds and have lovely plants, but couldn't find the ball. I recently found a catalog from 2010, and there it was. Thank you so mluch.
Comments about Product: Used as an ornament for my perennial garden. Purchased in January '13. By April the coloring was coming off. Apparently they are coated with something like cellophane, a very thin film.
After contacting P&H they graciously offered not only to replace the item but took care of the shipping as well. In this case, pleased with the company, not with the product. I'll see how the next one holds up.
the blue is a beauty
Comments about Product: like the blue
Loved it!! Then Disappointed.
Comments about Product: I rec'd a red gazing ball as a Christmas gift 2 years ago. By mid summer the red was fading. Now there is very little color left. I loved having it in the midst of a flower bed. It is sturdy but that doesn't make up for it fading.
Gazing Ball Column Stand
Comments about Product: Beautiful, just what I needed for the gazing ball. Looks perfect.
By summertime sweetheart
Comments about Product: solid without being to heavy to handle.
By the biscuit maker
Love, my new stainless steel gazing ball
Comments about Product: Looks great in my flower bed. I like that it is stainless steel and won't break if a limb falls or the wind blows it over. We also love the color which is called mystic. Delivery was very fast with no problems.
I wish it came in green!
Comments about Product: I had this gazing ball in blue for years and it stayed beautiful! Unfortunately, someone else thought so, too, because it was stolen out of my yard!
Love the height
Comments about Product: It was a great purchase, I don't buy a lot from the internet. I so prefer to go to the stores and pick up whatever I am looking for but the stores don't carry many or any gazing ball stands. Let alone the one I found on the Plow and Hearth.
Red Stainless Steel Gazing Ball
Comments about Product: I was quite surprised to see how the color faded from a brilliant red to a milky red. Should I have ordered another color?
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