Maybe your style is tastefully dignified; maybe it’s trash to treasures; or maybe it’s kitschy outrageous. Whatever it is, it’s okay! It is okay because it’s certainly obvious that most of us are not totally satisfied with just garden plantings and nice design. We put “stuff” in our gardens to add to our aesthetic experience.
I suppose the type of garden art that you have can be dependent upon several things…budget plays a big decision maker at my home; architectural elements of your home will make a difference; also, just your own personal likes and dislikes will determine which direction you want to pursue.
My personal favorite garden art is the trash to treasures mode. Sometimes it’s a little quirky, not perfect, but pleasing to me. (maybe just me…but that’s okay too.) I have examples all over my place. No fine art here! Many things I have made, some I have repurposed, a couple I did some dumpster diving for.
And then there are the kitschy outrageous folks that like what they like and that’s the end of it. Again, that’s okay!
What’s Your Style ??
Article written by Patsy McNatt, Extension Master Gardener Volunteer.