FEATURE FRIDAY: GARDEN ORNAMENTS
Black lab in a beautiful gardenI love garden ornaments and sculpture. The right piece in the right place adds another dimension to a garden. There's a place for serious sculpture and whimsical ornaments in any garden, but I think the key is to know when to stop. Nothing makes a garden look a little bit like a junk yard with plants growing in it faster than too much stuff laying around in it. Ornaments should always compliment the plants, not the other way around. I love using driftwood in my garden and I have a collection of interesting pieces that some day I'd like to turn into something. The problem is, I don't know what that is. But I'm also adding a little something to the garden hopefully this weekend that I hope will say "sculpture" and not "random junk from the side of the road" when it's finished. I'm not even going to tell you about it yet because I really have no idea how this is going to go. In the meantime, I thought we'd look at some great garden ornaments for a bit of inspiration this spring Friday. I think this is a great example of the plantings and the sculpture being perfect for one another. Contemporary Landscape by Clayton Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Adam Woodruff + Associates, Garden Artisans This one is just downright cool. In the comments on this photo, several people asked how you make such a sphere but the artist isn't saying. Contemporary Landscape by London Garden & Landscape Supplies David Harber I like this cow. I once saw a concrete pig (almost life sized) in a garden and I've been somewhat infatuated with concrete pigs ever since. And no, I'm not adding a pig to my garden (not this weekend anyway). Eclectic Landscape This falls in the creepy-but-cool category for me. Eclectic Landscape by Austin Photographers Fine Focus Photography How can you not love this gravity-defying sculpture? Contemporary Landscape by Phoenix Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Exteriors By Chad Robert Traditional Landscape by Canton Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Leslie Rohrer While I'm not sure I love the sculpture itself (I'm a bit concerned about this women's head), I love the siting of it. Something so modern and geometric in a woodsy area is so interesting. Contemporary Landscape by Fonthill Architects & Designers Forestgreen Creations Inc Contemporary Landscape by Other Metro Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Landscape d.o.o. Slovenia Modern Landscape by Charlotte Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers J'Nell Bryson Landscape Architecture What's your favorite kind of garden ornament?