Today is the Cloche Party at A Stroll Thru Life. I've always loved the look of cloches covering tender plants in the garden early in the season. Other than cold frames, I think my first memory of seeing a cloched plant or start was early in the years of Country Living magazine when they had an article on starting roses from cuttings....there was a little row of rose cuttings covered by upturned Mason jars--a simple, beautiful garden vignette. I've searched through my magazine clippings, but couldn't locate the picture, but it will always remain in my memory.
I've used cloches to cover seedlings, but for the most part I use them purely for decorating, whether it's a crepe paper "cake", or tea cups, cloches add a touch of beauty.
All pictures above are mine, except the second from the left on top...it's a Google image of a large plastic jug with the bottom cut out and placed over plants in early spring...great idea!