Blogger Widgets When My Life Becomes a Book: Tips for gardening

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Tips for gardening

Placing the perfect spot for your relaxing garden, you probably want a place to just kick-it and relax, surrounded by serenity, peacefulness and de-stress after a long day. Your backyard and garden are ideal locations but you’ll get more enjoyment out of your garden if it is a unique reflection of your personality. You don’t want a garden that looks the same as your neighbor’s yard. You want something that reflects your tastes and you find comfort within your own peaceful garden.

Many different types of garden art are available to set your garden apart, and make it on your own.

You basically have 3 categories of garden art that you can choose for your garden décor…I like that sound of that word “décor”.

Formal art refers to statuary, (Awe -Haw…I’ve been reading a lot about gardening, because I truly miss it) and sculptures that would see in formal gardens. Sundials, stone statues, obelisks, and such are considered formal art.

Semi-formal refers to more light-hearted sculptures and décor. Semi-formal can mean resin statues of children and animals, decorative birdhouses, and copper wind chimes. Semi- formal art gives the garden more light, happy feeling.

Informal art includes just about everything else. You can let your imagination run wild here. An old sink or bath-tub, a pair of old boots planted with flowers, an old washboard. or pretty much anything that will fit in.

Don’t feel limited to choosing from just one category of garden art. You can mix and match from all three categories if you want. After all, its your garden, and it should reflect your personality. When you choose your garden art, it should be something that you feel some kind of emotional attachment to.

You can find a garden art in several places. You can browse through antique shops, flea markets, garage sales and even thrifty shops. Or, you may have some items in your basement, junk closet or garage, and/or attic that can be placed into your own special garden. Another option, if you can easily create some light, airy sculptures with some copper wire and some imagination.

When placing your art, look for places that need some visual interest added. You’ll want to place it at a focal point, where the eyes will be drawn to it. Look for bare places that need something added. You can place the art to have anchor the end of a path, so that the path will seem to have more purpose than simply a walkway through the garden. If there is a fence along the garden, hang something on it to break up the long monotonous lines.

I could go on and on about where to place your garden art. In general, it should go in an area that needs more visual interest. Just be should to take into account the size of the garden. You want your garden art to accent your garden not overwhelm it. You can approach garden décor from either end. Either look at your garden and decide what you want to place there, or pick up some garden art as you’re browsing around the stores, and then decide where you want to put it.

When it come down to it, the choice of garden and placement should reflect your tastes and personality. The proper choice of garden art will help to set your garden apart from everyone else’s, and it will increase your enjoyment of your own little relaxing oasis.

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One Wacky Mom said...

Hi Terry,
Great blog. I was struck by the title of your blog. But then I read your post about old age...but you aren't old.

Great picture of your kids. They look adorable! I'm going to link into you...

We should visit on our blogs.
Mine is my life is murphy's law.

Gaby said...

Nice blog !!!

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