I heard someone say once, that “A garden without ornament is a like a sentence without punctuation.” In that case, here’s to dotting our i’s! I’ve always been interested in garden decor. It’s actually the first thing I notice about a garden. I find it more important than the actual flowers and plantings sometimes.
A friend once remarked after I said this, “Isn’t that kind of putting the cart before the horse..?” “Yes”, I replied, “how else is he going to push it?” Seriously, we all love beautiful objects and placing them among the flora adds life and dimension to nature’s already perfect balance.
This charming little guy always attracts attention. “The Little Teaser” cast by Florentine Craftsmen of Connecticut, is a classic balance of trickling water and humor. My friend Jean has this lead figure in her pond and he always brings a smile.
This cast lead cherub bird bath was converted into a fountain, and I now use it as central focal point in my Lewes, DE garden.
For a beautiful selection of garden structures and decor be sure to visit Garden Accents in Conshohocken, PA. I stopped there several years ago and was blown away by the quality and style of their merchandise.