Making Your Garden A Personal Space
For centuries gardens have played a role in our lives some where ornamental some utilitarian such as food production. Some gardens where meant for meditating or reflecting. Gardens have not only consisted of plantings but also art and sculpture as well as fountains and water features. Garden buildings were the exceptions in the olden days but sheds, workshops and summerhouses are more common nowadays. In all instances they can create that personal space for you.
There are many public gardens that display statues and art work as part of their displays. Some of this are original works and others are replicas of famous statues from around the world. There are many such gardens all over the country which you can visit. It is amazing how these different objects can add to the ambiance of a garden.
During the winter months while your garden lies dormant, it is the perfect time to reflect on your garden and how much it expresses who you are. There are many types of ornaments that are available to dress up the garden and maybe this is your taste. Perhaps you have a created bend and like to create out of found objects such as colorful old tiles or bottles.
A garden should be an expression of you and what you enjoy. A garden can be what ever you want and what ever pleases you. Formal statuary and plantings may suit your style, or perhaps a whimsical garden is more your personality. Antiques and unusual objects can make for interesting garden decorations. You can find many interesting and unusual objects at flea markets, garage sales, or swap meets. When ever you are out and about keep your eyes pealed you never know where you will find your next great treasure.
For centuries gardens have been used as places of reflection and renewal monasteries always had areas for reflection and meditation along with being a vital source of nourishment for the flesh they were also provided nourishment for the soul . So should it be with your garden. You should design a place where you an go and renew yourself from all the stress and cares of daily life.
A place that brings you calm and relation. There are so many things to choose from wind chimes or water features to bring soothing sounds to the garden. A gazing ball is a place to stand and focus yourself while you let the mind slowly drift in the reflections. The sun room is a great building for reflecting on life away from the day to day hubbub.
What ever your garden means to you be it therapy or beauty or a place to show your artistic abilities the way you decorate it shows a lot about who you are and your personality. A reflection of you and what you are all about. A garden that defines you is as personal as you can get and it certainly will fit you well.
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