Decorating Your Summer Garden
spend a great deal of time planning the landscape, flowers, and
greenery of their summer gardens but very little time planning the
decorative items that will make this little spot of heaven on earth
even more enjoyable for man, woman, child, and pet. There are many
things that can add to your comfort when enjoying your summer
garden but here is a list of things you might want to seriously
consider including in your own personal oasis from the world.
A hammock. There really can't be enough said about the value
that a well placed hammock in your summer garden will add to the
enjoyment of your time spent in the great outdoors. This is
particularly true, for some unknown reason, for men. There is
something about hanging a hammock that says this place is home to a
man and this should not be overlooked when creating the outdoor
place you wish to share together.
Wind chimes. There is something soothing about listening to the
wind making music in your garden. Whether you are enjoying a nap in
your hammock, catching some rays on a lounge chair or simply
sitting outside reading a book and sipping some tea the sound of
wind weaving a melody through the chimes is a very enjoyable
Seating. While most men will argue that a hammock is all they
need most women cannot find outdoor comfort by hammock alone.
Hammocks are also woefully inadequate seating when there are crowds
larger than two involved in most cases. For this reason it is nice
to have plenty of seating in your garden area so that friends and
family may enjoy seeing the results of your effort along with you.
Select seating that is fitting of your great tastes and that is
comfortable for the best possible results.
Flowerpots. While your summer garden may be filled with flowers,
plants, bushes, trees, fruits, and vegetables there is rarely the
occasion when there is too much color in a summer garden. Fill
large flowerpots with impatiens or similar flowering plants and
place them strategically around the seating area for a beautiful
affect that brings the beauty of your summer garden well onto your
patio or deck. The same thing may be accomplished on a larger scale
with a few well-placed raised garden beds or a few climbing
Water features. There is not enough that can be said about the
drama and elegance that a water feature can bring to the average
summer garden. Whether you elect to include a fountain, waterfall,
or goldfish pond the additional value and enjoyment it provides to
your garden is almost impossible to measure. Water features are a
rather significant investment in your garden area but well worth
the money you will invest when it comes to return on investment.
Your family and your friends will appreciate the effect that this
brings to your summer garden.
consider their summer gardens decoration enough. However, a few
small decorative touches can mean the different between a summer
garden that is nice to stroll through and a summer garden that
invites everyone to sit a while and enjoy the effort you've
contributed to the creation of this little slice of your world.
Plan your summer garden carefully and you too will have this
reaction every time you walk through it.