If only I would have bought that “first edition”!

The first ever...

Gardener’s Stone
(and ‘Watering Leaf’ Watering Reminder)

$100 plus shipping, approximately $30 in the Delaware Valley

To purchase, email JackBellis@hotmail.com

or text 2one5 350 4one55

This is the first ever Gardener’s Stone, an informational artwork by Wyndmoor artist Jack Bellis. You might think of it as a sculptural Farmer’s Almanac® of the local growing climate, cast in stone. Add it to your garden to inform, delight, and inspire.

Place it in a planting bed or even under occasional foot traffic, with the North/South compass rose facing South. The three arcs symbolize the Sun’s angle in the seasons, with key facts: sunrise and set times, first and last frost, and peak foliage time. Other information includes days of sunlight, inches of rain, the USDA plant hardiness zone, and inspirational quotes.

22.5” wide x 11” tall x 2” thick

The material is a high-performance concrete that is durable in wet environments, has been color-dyed fully within the material, and has a clear lacquer finish. Each casting is numbered and the colors vary. The first edition quantity will be determined only by the lifetime of the original mold. Since this is the first edition, you are getting an opportunity to acquire an original, one that might never occur again. And there’s a slight ‘mistake,’ or rather, artistic license, in one element of the artwork. Can you find it?

First Edition Wording, 2023

Physical Information

Closeup Images

Decoration on left:

Decoration on right:

Before you dig, call 811:

Identification Info:

Inches of rain and days of sun:

Latitude, longitude, and compass rose:

Plant hardiness zone:

Quote by Monet:

Top left info:

Top center info:

Top right info:

‘Watering Leaf,’ Houseplant Watering Reminder

This is the first ever houseplant watering reminder/tracker. Made of cast stone, place it with your houseplants and set the glass beads to mark the month and day-of-month. Pour some water in the wells at the top to track how fast water is evaporating where your plants are.

One side says “Fill top wells to monitor evaporation.” The other says “With a garden in your library, all is complete. — Cicero” The heel has the artist’s signature, “Bellis” and the year, ‘23.

Ask for it at your local garden store, and they’ll say “What are you talking about.” And then you can tell them.

Closeup Images

In context, terracotta:

In context, avocado:

Top wells instruction:

Start of quote:

End of quote:

Date details, terracotta:

Date details, avocado:

Artist name and year:

Bottom signature: