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28. Decorations in Your Garden
No matter what type of garden you have, adding special touches with various types of garden décor can bring it all together. There are literally hundreds of choices and depending on the style of your garden, you are guaranteed in finding exactly what you want. You have a theme, a design, or certain collections of treasures.
A beautiful way to enhance any garden is by displaying Terra Cotta pottery. You can use this pottery for actual plants in your garden or simply as accents. These pieces of pottery are literally garden art. Beautifully designed, you can choose from many, many styles and color designs. Pottery is crafted to withstand heat and cold, making this a perfect choice that will provide years of beauty.
Stepping-stones are another great option. It used to be that these stones were used for stepping on, thus the name. Now there are intricate designs that are just too pretty to walk on. Add in a few as accents scattered about or create an entire walkway.
Garden benches are another popular choice for enhancing gardens. These can be purchased as small stone benches that are intended only as accents to actual park benches with gorgeous ornate wrought iron designs. The choice will depend on the size of your garden and overall appearance – formal versus non-formal. For whimsy, there are sun catchers designed as frogs, turtles, snakes, birds, you name it. These appear almost like stained glass constructed in the shape of many different objects or animals and sitting atop a rod that is placed in the ground. These are a wonderful touch and you can place just one or several around your garden area. As the sun hits the colored glass, it provides a beautiful reflection.
In addition, the garden ball is still a popular choice. These are now created in a multitude of color and size and come affixed to a rod or on some type of statuary. There are elephants or seals holding the balls delicately balanced in the air. Statuary has been a favorite for gardeners for hundreds of years and today is still going strong. You can find these in miniature designs for the smaller gardens to full-scale pillars or bird feeders.
When making your choice, just keep in mind that you want the décor to bring a special enhancement to your garden and not overpower the natural beauty of your plants and flowers. Garden décor can be found in hardware stores, local home improvement stores, nurseries, and retail chains and this is a prime opportunity to be creative.
No matter what type of garden theme you want to create, you can do it inexpensively while still being creative when you look for items that match your own dream garden.
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