The term Garden Decor covers a wide range of objects that can be displayed in the garden. The article quoted below is mostly concerned with items that are no longer used for their original purpose and can be converted into a feature in the landscape. Starting with conventional flower pots and garden benches we then move on to old garden equipment such as wheelbarrows, watering cans and other old household items. These are just a few of the ideas described in an article by Lynne Cherot which I found on the Sensible Gardening website.
The garden is a?personal display of its creator, the gardener. Whether intentional or not, our gardens represent and disclose the personality of the gardener, which is why no two gardens are ever the same.?In the same manner we decorate our homes, adding a little decor directly into our gardens creates added interest, personality and just plain fun. If your crafty you can make things, if your thrifty you can go junking, and if you like to shop you can buy just about anything you want or like, within your budget of course. I?ve looked around and picked out some garden decor ideas that anyone can incorporate into their garden, regardless of its size or complexity.
THE LARGE FLOWERPOT
We all have access to extra flower pots, and something as simple as placing it amongst your flower beds and planting it up goes a long way. If its a particularly attractive pot, you don?t even have to pot it up. Got stairs, place a few pots on them and fill them up with bright cheerful blooms.
THE GARDEN BENCH
Adding a garden bench within your garden does two things. It draws your eyes to a specific area within the garden as well as gives you a special place to relax and admire all your hard work. If you don?t have a bench a simple chair will do, give it some character and splash by painting it a bright colour.
THE OLD RUSTY WHEELBARROW or WAGON
If you have or can find one, the rustier the better. They make a perfect planting area for anything you choose, maybe a fairy garden or small herb garden close to your kitchen door. You can also move them around your garden to fill in empty spots as the season progresses.
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