Friday, May 30, 2014
Props in the Garden
Mother nature creates some of the most beautiful vignettes in the garden. In the wild, little scenes can happen all on their own but sometimes it's fun to assist when it's in your own backyard. Although a garden is usually composed primarily of plants, adding "props" to your landscape can add character, height, structure, texture and originality.
Over the years I have accumulated all sorts of props. Pots, statues, baskets, birdhouses, trellises, tree stumps, branches, tools, bamboo, stone and wood have all played a part in my garden's tale.
Many things I have acquired from the woods. Some I have bought or made. Some were gifted and some found on the side of the road in the trash.
As the garden grows and it's scene changes throughout the season, I like to help it's storyline along by moving things around here or there. Just like my home, my garden is forever in flux. I am always re-arranging.
So I urge you to play director in your garden. Walk through and listen to it's story. Add a few props and give it a costume change now and again. And most importantly sit back and enjoy the show!