Welcome to another edition of the Garden Designers Roundtable! We hope to help you this month with adding some class and culture to your garden–not that it isn’t already classy and full of culture, you understand. Gardens, by their nature, are inherently beautiful, aren’t they? Lush foliage, brilliant blooms, scampering vines and delicious fruits and veggies. But what if you want to add a little something extra? We decorate the inside of our houses, why not our gardens? The next time you’re out shopping, consider picking up an art piece to tuck into the corner somewhere. It doesn’t have to cost a lot; maybe you even make it yourself. Here are some ideas:
A Buddha statue that holds a flower.
Hanging glass art.
A mosaic fountain.
Wooden lawn ornament.
A humble blue gazing ball.
An elegant garden sculpture.
A mosaic wall.
A Papa Smurf. Hey, don’t hate; you know you love it.
Whether you create an elegant outdoor art gallery (art punctuating points on a meandering path, a sculpture garden, a stunning focal piece) or something more kitschy (bottle trees, Smurfs or homemade mosaics), your garden art should reflect your taste, your personality and your life. Unless your aim is to impress your neighbors or get on a garden tour, don’t worry too much about what other people think about your art choices. It’s your garden, and it should fill a spot inside you when you are in it. Buy what you love–and display Papa Smurf proudly!
Visit the sites of my colleagues of the Roundtable for more inspiration!