Rod iron can be incorporated in a garden in many forms and can add both character and an old world feel. Ornate designs such as this one found in Dresden are hard to come by and are very expensive if custom ordered. But have you ever considered searching though architectural salvage yards? Every once in a while an old piece can be found, which might be just the right piece to be transformed into a beautiful sculptural piece for the backyard.
Tony's Architectural Salvage Yard is located in Orange County, Ca and one of my favorite hunting grounds.