Decorate Your Garden

Goddess Head Planter

As the snows swirl and you turn up the electric blanket, do you plan your garden? I do. It is one of my favorite winter pastimes. Not only do I spend hours poring over the dozens of catalogs that arrive daily selecting vegetables, herbs and flowers for my own garden and those of my customers, I think about decorating areas of my garden that might not offer the sunshine or soil needed for growing plants. So I create a different kind of “planting.”

An old cherry tree that long ago succumbed and was cut down, provided a perfect “stand” for a large pot and a beautiful Goddess Head Planter. I will soon be receiving my 2018 supply of these weatherproof concrete beauties in two sizes: Large 10″ and Small 8.5″ . Both make wonderful additions to your garden or gifts.

But don’t stop there. I have an old pole (not sure what it was for originally but it looks like it might have been a utility pole) in my garden in a dark spot where poison ivy and wisteria compete. So I decided to turn it into a Totem Pole, collecting various ceramic face masks that appealed to me.

My Garden Totem Pole

One of my favorite garden decoratives is my Garden Fairy statue. I have fun with her … putting a scarf around her when its cold, for example.

I have chickens. I love my chickens. And they boss me around. So this wonderful small plaque from Carruth Studio seems to capture our relationship perfectly. I placed it on the arbor that borders my girls’ compound.

Chick Chat Plaque

I have other decorative pieces placed throughout my garden. My chicken compound and arbor offer some structure to what can sometimes become an unruly wild mixture of flowers, herbs and vegetables. A memorial plaque for my dear departed yellow fellow Rusty, a mailbox that holds my hand tools, a bird bath. The trick is not to “junk up” your garden with such things, but also to have fun with them.

My garden Mailbox for hand tools

Let me know how YOU decorate your garden!

 

5 thoughts on “Decorate Your Garden

  1. Lovely decoration tips!! I just thought that the “editor” in me could point out a misuse of the word “pouring”:

    “When talking about carefully reading books, wills, or other documents, pore is the verb that you’re looking for. Pore means “to read or study with great attention.” You pore over books. Pour, on the other hand, means “to send flowing or falling,” as in He poured a cup of coffee.
    Pore Over vs. Pour Over – Everything After Z by Dictionary.com
    http://www.dictionary.com/e/pore-over-vs-pour-over/

    Happy winter poring!!

  2. As someone who has seen your garden, all I can say is it’s a delight and so difficult to find in our fast-paced don’t have time for anything but a cup of coffee world. The minute I walk into it, my whole body just relaxes into a child’s dream.

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