Garden Sculptures come in an abundance of forms. They have been popular throughout the ages. Animals, angels, religious figures, and especially birds. Our friends at www.garden.com have a variety of statues and sculptures.
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Then there are the garden statues, which includes garden gnomes, elves, frogs, children, turtles, dogs, and so on.
These items come in so many different designs and are made out of concrete, stone, wood, metal, and plastic.
There are statues and sculptures made from bronze, but they are usually very expensive.
The others can be found relatively easy and are reasonably priced.
It's not all that easy to come up with your own ideas.
In fact, most people need a little help with their garden decorating. It's a good thing that it's easy to find cool decorations on this site, these can be used as inspiration for you!
It's important, however, that you put some thought into the decorating of your yard, both in the front and in the back. Finding the perfect garden sculptures is essential to your overall look.
You should start by taking a walk around your property in order to get a good sense of what you want to do and what can be done.
The more you notice the easier things will be.
I have included some of my favorite websites on this page. They offer many colorful and decorative items for you to choose from.
Be sure to nestle a little rabbit in your vegetable garden and a cute little troll next to your garden swing.
Remember Garden Sculptures are a part of your personality, so let it "shout out" who you are!
If you are new to the whole world of garden decorations and accessories then you might want to check out a book or two from the library or thumb through some magazines for some great ideas.
If you know that you want to change the garden area in your front yard and in your back yard, then you will want to use an idea that will incorporate both of these areas. Your front and back yards should flow together and create a harmony.
This will give you the best possible design, so choose a garden decorating idea that will give you this kind of harmony and you will have a better yard for it.
Garden Sculptures only gets better over time. When it starts taking on the "weathered look" then it feels like it really belongs.
add a real focal point to your garden. They can be very impressive. My friends at www.gardenerssupply.com has some very beautiful ones.
You may not think of gazing balls as being garden sculpture, but it is. It's all in how you present it.
These gazing balls are solar powered. They change colors through the night, reminding you of Alaska's "Northern Lights."
These particular sculptures have a history. I have read many stories about the "Gazing Ball".
At one time this garden object was used by parents to spy on their daughters, that were dating age.
When her date would walk her to the front door the parents could see the couples reflection in the gazing ball without the couple seeing them. If they were doing something they were not suppose to be doing then... Well, I can only imagine. Maybe it would be a good idea if parents nowadays had one. Ha!
These handpainted, Celetial Globes are as pretty during the day as they are at night.
Another story was that the ball was used by the servants to know when the guests needed their drinks refilled. They could watch the guests without really staring at them. They were called "Butler Balls".
Some called the gazing ball the "Witch Ball". These superstitious folks believed the balls could keep the evil spirits away.
It was said that some witches would stand by the balls and admire their reflections while others couldn't stand to look at themselves, so they would not go near them.
To cover everything, the superstitious folks would just put one by their front door and the ball would keep everything inside the house safe.
Like I said earlier, gazing balls are very popular. They come in sizes from 4" to 12".
So, have you got one?
Now that you know some of the stories doesn't it make you want one even more? It did me.
You can make your own gazing ball using a bowling ball. I have not made one yet, but I plan to.
If you make one first, let me know. I would love to see it. If I make one first I will include it.
It would be fun to share our Garden Art with each other.
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