Adding Charm to Your Garden

November 8, 2011

Accessorizing with non-living things like birdbaths, sundials, and garden stakes is an inexpensive way to add charm to your garden without creating any more work. Here are seven classic garden accents and some tips for incorporating them into your landscape.


7 Classic Garden Accents

Remember to Use Restraint

Adding charm with garden accents calls for a certain degree of tasteful restraint. Think of it like getting dressed, only your garden is the clothing and the garden accents are the jewelry. You don't want to ruin the overall look by "over accessorizing". Anything overdone in terms of garish colors or excessive numbers can end up looking tacky and detract from, rather than add to, your yard's character.

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Put some fun inexpensive color and add interest to your home or yard with only a few dollars worth of paints and some cement! Go on a nature walk and gather some nice branches of whatever size you want to work with and paint them.

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Good gardens are simply beautiful, but great gardens are more than just beautiful, they have character and charm. They usually contain a number of "non-living" elements that are designed to add form and function to an already beautiful space.

Adding Character and Charm to Your Yard & Garden

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March 22, 2012

Ornaments are a great way to add the finishing touches to your garden. Use them to add elements of color, shape, and texture that reflect your personal style. Whether whimsical or dramatic, garden ornaments don't need to be big in size to make a big impact.

Gazing Ball in Garden

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July 27, 2005

Tips for adding interesting decor to your garden. Post your ideas.


July 27, 20050 found this helpful

Various accessories in your garden or lawn, can make it beautiful as well as interesting and be great conversation pieces. Some example are concrete statues or fountains, decorative or homemade stepping stones, colored gazing balls reflecting the surroundings, an old child's wagon or bicycle with a basket (which could hold potted plants). Pieces of old machinery from years past can accentuate, as well. Just use your imagination.

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August 9, 20050 found this helpful

I add interest to my early spring garden with artificial flowers. Before you reject this idea, realize they are carefully selected, very realistic pieces. I am able to move the "fakes" around to fill dull spots, and for one purchase, I get years of use. These "plants" have perfect blooms every year. I use them sparingly.

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October 18, 20050 found this helpful

I used the wood rack that was in my fireplace-looks nice

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