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Creating Your Personal Idyll with Garden Art
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” Thomas Merton quotes.
Gardening is of course commonly regarded as a hobby. A hobby which is no doubt, engaging, rewarding and soothing. But can one really go beyond the ordinary process of just taking care of and maintaining a garden and make it look like a work of art with garden art, alone? Why not? All that is needed is a few insightful tips to give it an artistic touch and the desire to see life blooming at your doorstep.
Just by adding garden art here and there, your garden will become the very personal heaven you so wanted. Employing garden art doesn’t mean using all expensive materials or going beyond your means, after all, we don’t want to beautify the garden at the cost of the house! What are required are just the right touches such as appropriate garden art objects. Just little additions or modifications can turn a mere garden into an idyll which boasts of symphony between flora and garden art.
Here is how you bring “garden art” in your garden.
Theme – this is the first step to make your garden special. A garden art theme is what makes a garden stand apart from a traditional garden. You can have an all-green garden, a bright colorful garden, a desert themed garden or a Japanese garden. There are endless possibilities and promises – but all use garden art. You could even come up with some unique garden art theme which complements the overall schema.
Colors – just like everything else in life, correct combination gives out the accurate effect. Have a good look at your garden and assess the need for adding the right combination or stone or metallic garden art. Combine bright orchids with pastel plants or arrange your pots and plants in around your garden art so that the overall picture that comes up is that of a beautifully arranged flower vase – but remember you first have to have the vase, i. e. – the garden art.
Light – you will be surprised at how much of a difference the amount of light makes. Under the sun, all the flowers will look colorful and bright; it is only when you put on the lights after the sun sets that they show their hidden colors. It is as if plants have a separate nocturnal life of their own. Lighting should be arranged, as well, to highlight your garden art. Explore shades of light available and choose the one that best suits your collection in the garden.
Water – cooling, soothing and colorless. Water is something which effortlessly blends in any background yet holds out on its own. Make space for a “wet” garden art such as a small pond and let the water gently flow down a delicate sculpture. This small addition of garden art in your garden will bring out the best of beauty around it.
Accessories and art – the very meaning of accessorize is “to decorate or to beautify.” A garden these days is so much more than pots and plants, there is this whole market or garden art objects available to adorn it. Hanging lamps, wind chimes, painted pots, shades and lights, corner paintings, veils, sculptures, sand and stones; the variety of garden art is exhausting. Choose the garden art objects that fit within your budget and theme and change the way the world looks at your garden.
The aim of all this effort is beyond mere beauty. The calming effect of joining nature and garden art has been known since forever but has now been proved, too. Being close to nature and beautiful garden art relieves us of everyday stress, adds an element of freshness and brightens to our day and approach to life. A healthy mindset resides in a healthy body. The impact of mental health on our body is far too much too ignore.
In this fast paced life that we live, it may not be possible to take a break and go away for a breath of fresh air near nature and garden art at the slightest hint of stress, why not make it easier? Go home to a garden boasting Grande flora and bountiful garden art.
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