I have always been enamored with Japanese lanterns. I have one small one that I bring out each Spring and put into a new spot depending upon my whim that year. When Fall comes I put it away because I'm afraid the cold weather will make it crumble. This year the lantern is nestled amongst the ferns, heucheras and hostas in the glen garden. And as the season progresses it blends more and more into its surroundings.
But my lantern is miniscule compared to these I spied in the Japanese Garden at Butchart Gardens in Victoria, Canada.