When adding garden art, think outside the box. Be creative, use items in new or different ways and most of all, make it personal. If it makes you feel good to see it in your garden, it works.
So what is garden art? It’s premise is a decorative element that enhances the surrounding area, or is a focal point that acts like an exclamation point. Its an individual choice that puts your personal stamp on the garden and gives a glimpse of your personality.
A person who enjoys order and precision, symmetry and formal will be drawn to elegant fountains, Roman or Greek statues, sundials, wrought iron furniture and urns for planting.
A person who likes whimsy likes bright colors, perhaps an old bicycle with flowers spilling out of its basket, collections of old watering cans and mosaic stepping stones.
A do it yourself type gardener likes to repurpose and use salvage materials in unique ways. Wind chimes hanging in the garden made of old silverware, a collection of old garden trowels placed in clay pots, and focal points made of pieces of concrete would appeal to this gardeners aesthetic.
You can easily find garden art in garden centers, at art festivals, thrift shops and auctions, or unleash your creativity and make your own. Keep an eye out for items being offered on Craigslist and Freecycle that can be used as intended or repurposed into something new and unique. Here are the sites that will enable you to find the closest Freecycle and Craigslist http://www.freecycle.org and http://www.craigslist.org.
So no matter what your style and personality is, add some creativity to your garden and have fun!