Personality, Proportion and Placement For Garden Decor


How would you describe your garden's personality?  Is your style formal, classical, whimsicalor modern? We all know and appreciate certain styles and colors. When choosing a gardenaccent, stay true to those preferences.  Use garden statuary to create an accent. As with home decor, less is generally more when choosing a focal point for your landscape.


Scale and proportion are extremely important in a garden setting.  The 8' fountain may look great in our garden center - but can also easily overwhelm a small landscape. Choose your accens with visual impact in mind.  Do you want your garden bench to blend in with your perennial garden, or do you need a bolder piece to add color to a plain evergreen hedge?


Placement is the essence of creating a soothing environment.  Stone accent pieces, like benches and statuary, look natural nestled within a garden bed.  A fountain looks stunning surrounded by ferns or flowers.  The same fountain feels abrupt and unframed if placed alone on a lawn.   Make sure your statuary is level!  Even though the birds will still enjoy that tipping birdbath  ...  you will wish it were level!