Use Garden Statues

Far too many gardeners think that their gardens are nothing more than plants and flowers. They forget that garden accessories – such as garden statues, gazing balls and even wind ornaments – can greatly enhance the appearance of any garden.

It doesn’t matter if you are working with an herb garden or a flower garden or a traditional vegetable garden. It doesn’t matter if you have a large garden or just a few pots and urns on your deck or front porch. Garden statuary – which can run the gamut from pagan garden statues to golden Buddhas to squatting toads with a little grin on their face – can really spruce up your garden space.

If you’re thinking about adding some statues, think first about the message you want to send. Is this going to be a “cute” statue that makes you and your friends and family visitors smile? Or is it going to be a subtle statement about who you are and what you believe in?

There is no right or wrong answer to those questions, of course. But knowing in advance what your objectives are can make shopping for the perfect garden statue or statues an awful lot easier.

Statues can be either subtle or pronounced. For example, you could put a tasteful sun dial into the corner of your garden and in order to get people to notice it, you might have to point it out. On the other hand, you could put in a five foot statue of the Saint Francis and have traffic slowing down for a peek.

It’s really all about what you want.

And to some extent, it’s a function of how you see your garden. If it’s a place of true beauty and spiritual relaxation, then yes. You want something a bit more religious in nature. But if gardening is simply a fun and lighthearted escape, then why not add a sweet ceramic kitten?

In other words, allow your garden statuary to deepen your relationship with the garden – whatever that relationship is.

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