Gardeners do a lot of planning to get just the look and layout they want each season. We plan for plant height, color combinations, fragrance, foliage, and fresh flower cuttings to bring inside our homes. We plan for sun, shade, trying new plants and native plants, and discarding rejects. And we accessorize our gardens. Accessories give a final, personal stamp on our designs. Many gardeners put much effort into ornamenting their gardens. I have seen gardens with complete fairy villages tucked in among the plantings. Some gardeners design an area of their garden or yard for their grandchildren and embellish it accordingly.
|Solar Lights on backyard path|
Lighting provides a dramatic touch to a yard and garden at dusk and at night. I have solar lights lining my backyard path, and a single solar star with changing colors that provides interest in the flower garden at night.
Some of nature's own handiwork can be used as ornamental touches in the garden. There is a large boulder that sits in the center of my flower garden. It is outfitted with hidden plumbing, so it is also a water feature. Water comes out the top and flows over the sides when a switch is turned on.
|Boulder water feature|
There is a variety of garden decor to choose from: decorative stakes and planters, fountains, statues and sculptures, spinners, stepping stones, birdbaths, topiary frames. Here are two more photos of my limited garden ornaments. What do you have in your garden?
|Painted metal lizard|