Garden decor does not have to mean little gnomes on the lawn. They have their place if you want some whimsy, but there are many other options. Statues, fountains, gazing balls and stakes are just a few ways to add a touch of personality to the garden.
Choose a material that works best in your garden. Resin statues are popular lately for their durability and ability to look like more expensive materials. They are also pretty light so moving them is not an issue. Other statues come in more traditional materials, like marble or brass, but some people do not like exposing these expensive materials to the weather. An excellent solution is to purchase statues made of concrete.
Fountains are another way to add character to the landscape. Fountains are available in large, ornate styles or simple designs for some added Zen. Fountains usually have self-contained water systems and can run on electricity or battery power. Solar powered fountains are also available.
Gazing Balls and Stakes
Gazing balls and ornamental stakes add a splash of color and sparkle to the garden. Gazing balls can be put on pedestals or simply placed in the garden for a little unexpected surprise, like an Easter egg. They are available in different materials, like stainless-steel, glass or ceramic, and can last a long time.
Garden stakes are another way to add just a little hint of color to your garden. There are thousands of designs to choose from, some even have parts that will move in the wind.
Your garden decor should reflect your personality. A little sparkle or touch of whimsy makes a generic garden a reflection of you.