Decorative Garden Accents

 


Article by: Bonnie Carrier

Think of your garden , Pink Hibiscus like you would a room , The Benefits of Wholesale Flower Bulbs in your home. , Brilliant Corners: House Plants and Your Health After planning the shape, tilling the soil, , Theme Gardens choosing the right plants , Caring for Your Water Garden Pond the last step is to add those personal touches. And just like indoors , Common Landscaping Tools For Every Landscaper this is accomplished with accessories. , Water Lilies - How and When to Divide and Fertilize

What type of accessories , Ants! - 1,000,000,000,000,000 Invaders! or accents you add will depend on what you like and what type of garden , Soil PH...An Important "Key" To Successful ing--In Plain English you've designed. For example in a formal type garden , US State Flags you probably would not add whimsical looking birdhouses or a regal looking statue would look out of place , The Magic of Annual Vines in a cottage style garden. , US State Flags

That being said, nothing is written in stone , A Quick Guide To Yard Bridges just as indoors , Brilliant Corners: House Plants and Your Health the garden , Home for a Gnome? should reflect your personality. Which simply means if you love something use it.

The following are examples of some of the accents that can be used to dress up your gardens. , Hydroponics ing - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (Part 10) Nutrients

Gates: Whether they are part of an existing fencing system or just free standing, a gate will add an architectural detail. Wooden, , Wood Fences: Installing Wood Fences for the Homeowner iron, plain or whimsically decorated let the gate reflect your personality.

Gazing Globes: Beginning in Victorian times gardeners have tucked these decorative spheres into their gardens. , Annuals For Shade Available in a wide array of colors , Recycling Carwash Wash Water for Landscape and Toilets and sizes ranging from 10 to 14in, place , Common Landscaping Tools For Every Landscaper one on a pedestal and watch how suddenly things begin to look magical.

Decorative Planters: Terra Cotta, Stone, , Care and Repair of Garden Tools Metal , A Quick Overview of Outdoor Hot Tubs or Resin - Plain, Colorful, Textured or a Whimsical piece.

Placing decorative planters filled with beautiful flowers , Home for a Gnome? within your garden , US State Flags adds interest and a focal point. These can be moved around the garden , A Quick Guide To Yard Bridges or replanted later in the season , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (Part 10) Nutrients with new plants. , The Benefits of Wholesale Flower Bulbs

There are so many types of planters to choose from, just have some fun with them. Also, any container you happen to have whether it's an old watering can or one lone rubber boot can be made into a decorative container as long as it has some type of drainage.

Statues: Choose from Cherubs, Religious Figures, Lions, Birds , Foraging In The Forest: Finding Materials That Link Your Home To The Great Outdoors or Frogs. They can be large or small made of marble, stone , February Plants are Going to Pot or resin. Adding one or several give interest and whimsy to any size garden. , Fertilizing Your Lawn for a Beautiful Landscape

Furniture: Place a bench , Patio Accessories - Complete The Great Outdoors in or near a garden , Grow the BEST Tasting Tomatoes and it immediately says, "Sit, Relax and Enjoy".

Choose materials ranging from Cedar, Pine to Metal, , A Quick Overview of Outdoor Hot Tubs buy something new or scrounge around your attic or basement , Making a New Lawn From Seed or Sod for an older piece not being used anymore.

Birdbaths: A functional and decorative focal point. Most commonly seen birdbaths are shallow simple basins that sit on a pedestal, usually made of cement, porcelain or plastic. , Tips for Preparing a Planting Bed Mini versions are becoming popular for placing on patios , Store Your Outdoor Furnishings to Make Them Last and walkways.

Fountains: Water is a necessity in the garden; therefore having a fountain just seems natural. , Store Your Outdoor Furnishings to Make Them Last They provide a soothing sound and become a beautiful , Patio Accessories - Complete The Great Outdoors accent. The most common styles include; wall , Recycling Carwash Wash Water for Landscape and Toilets mounted, free standing, single basin and multi-tiered.

Birdhouses: Found at nurseries, home , The Benefits of Wholesale Flower Bulbs improvement, discount stores and flea markets, this is probably the easiest of accessories , Design The Desert Landscape Of Your Dreams to add. They can be simple square wooden , A Quick Guide To Yard Bridges boxes to elaborately detailed versions; you might even try your hand at making your own.

Mount or hang them on a tree, , Annuals For Shade place , Theme Gardens on top of a pole or simply sit one on an old bench , Landscaping 101 or chair. , Introduction to Botany If your also hoping for them to take on tenants, make sure to check dimensions as different species of birds , Save On Outdoor Lighting And Think Solar Lights prefer certain sizes.

On two trees , The Benefits of Wholesale Flower Bulbs that sat back away from the house , 5 Simple Steps to Care For Your Push Reel Mower we attached simple rectangular shaped wooden houses , Common Landscaping Tools For Every Landscaper with small entrance holes in the front. Each spring , Wood Fences: Installing Wood Fences for the Homeowner we were rewarded with two families of beautiful , Landscaping 101 Blue Birds , Design The Desert Landscape Of Your Dreams making a home , Annuals For Shade in those houses. , Introduction to Botany Watching mom and dad first preparing the inside , In Garden Design, Less Is More then little heads peeking out and finally the first flight was marvelous.

Sundials: Here's an accent that may not be common but has been around since early civilization. Of course in the beginning their sole purpose was to measure time. You can still mark time with them but what a unique decorative accent they'd make in your garden. , Store Your Outdoor Furnishings to Make Them Last

Stepping Stones: Another fun way to accessorize your garden. , Basics of Pruning Roses Even if you don't use them to walk on one or two placed amongst your plants , In Garden Design, Less Is More look wonderful. Plain or decorated with a picture, pick whatever suites your garden. , Making a New Lawn From Seed or Sod

I've used simple terra-cotta color , Daylilies - The Perfect Perennial stones around colorful flowers, , Garden Heating the Traditional Way light , Caring for Your Water Garden Pond colored cement ones with embedded pebbles and bits of ground glass , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (part 13) Oxygen that sparkle around shrubs. , Get your Garden Cooking with Friable Soil Around shrubs , 5 Simple Steps to Care For Your Push Reel Mower or flowers , Save On Outdoor Lighting And Think Solar Lights that attract butterflies or hummingbirds , Wood Fences: Installing Wood Fences for the Homeowner find stones , Cornus Mas 'Golden Glory' with a print on them to match the theme of the plant. , Best Perennial s for Summer Color

Whether it's an elaborate water , Making a New Lawn From Seed or Sod feature, a simple resin turtle or something just for fun, keep in mind it's just like dressing a room , February Plants are Going to Pot in your home. , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (Part 10) Nutrients After all the main elements are in place , Wood Fences: Installing Wood Fences for the Homeowner the final touch is to embellish and personalize with decorative accents.

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Bonnie P. Carrier is the creator of Savvy Home , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (Part 10) Nutrients Decorating & Savvy Outdoor Decorating. , Growing Blueberries for Fun or Profit She is the mother to two grown daughters and a very spoiled 4yr old Blue , Brilliant Corners: House Plants and Your Health Merle Sheltie named Toby. Stop by for information , Design The Desert Landscape Of Your Dreams and ideas for both inside , Care and Repair of Garden Tools and outside , US State Flags your home. , Store Your Outdoor Furnishings to Make Them Last

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