GardenWise on Garden Accents!
Garden accents say much about the gardener, and they can make or break a garden space. Finding the right garden ornament can be a difficult task.
We’ve all visited our share of gardens that would inspire us more if it weren’t for those gnomes! Religious statues, bottle trees, stones with inspirationsal phrases, and even garden gates; so many ideas to choose from, and not all choices blend as well into a landscape as others. I have a Chinese pagoda, similar in structure to the Sui dynasty 7th century Four Gates Pagoda, and a large hand carved Buddha head which I think add strong stone elements to my garden space. But that may not be where you will find your inspiration — there are so many choices! Bottom line, everyone has different ideas and motivations when it comes to garden accents, which is what makes visiting a friend’s garden space so much fun.
Here’s a link to a feature from Garden & Gun magazine, “Weird Things in Your Yard”, on finding the right garden accent/ornament