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Incorporating Art Into Your Garden

Incorporating Art Into Your Garden

catherined_02Although a well designed garden is a work of art in itself, in the last decade more artists and craftsmen have been creating pieces solely for placement in the landscape. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on a fancy sculpture to incorporate art into your garden.

Gardeners have become more attuned to recognizing what a simple, well-placed structure or piece of art tucked into a “secret spot” can bring to their garden spaces.

Challenge yourself to introduce elements in the garden that will stimulate as many senses as possible!

blueglassAn arch positioned over a walkway and covered with an aromatic vine will please your sense of smell and sight as well as provide an entry way that draws a visitor into your garden’s sensual sanctuary. Place a beautiful bird feeder within sight of your deck for endless entertainment. It is quite amazing the flurry of activity a little bird seed will cause in a backyard. Place a small sculpture or wind chime along a path. Add a large sculpture to be an accent or focal point that will draw eyes and beckon visitors to the garden.

spinnerIt’s not always necessary to go out and purchase something from a store to accessorize your space. People that do often end up with the same mass produced arbor or piece art as their neighbor.

Be creative.

Using an old bathtub as a planter works well. I have a neighbor who has a planting bed growing out of a brass bed frame! Involve the kids by having them paint plywood animal cut-outs to hang on a fence or feature them in a secret location in the garden. Consider your primary and secondary focal points and consider what fits your particular style. Whatever you do, have fun!

Visit Falling Water Gardens nursery and garden center in Monroe, WA to find inspiration for your outdoor landscape and gardens.

Address: 17516 SR-203 Monroe, WA 98272

Call the nursery: 360-863-1400

Rick Perry installed his first pond in his parents garden when he was only 15 years old! Ponds were built out of concrete back then. His parents still own that home and the original pond has been expanded and rebuilt twice, as the technology in pond liners, pumps, and filters continued to evolve. Rick’s love of water in the garden never went away and for over 16 years he continued to install ponds in his own homes and those of his friends and family. After someone suggested that Rick could make a living off of doing what he loved, Falling Water Designs was born. Rick has been involved in the water garden industry longer than there has been a water garden industry. He is very excited by the continuing innovations that are making it possible for every homeowner to enjoy a low maintenance, affordable water feature in the garden. Rick has been interviewed and featured in Koi World Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and Water Features for Every Garden by Helen Nash.