Garden Center Plants - Garden Accents
Not simply window dressing, garden accents are also useful design tools that can provide a focal point for the garden. A long bed of plants of similar heights will be much more interesting if a tall vine-covered trellis is placed at the back. And a planting bed that is past its prime can be revived by removing spent blossoms and setting a lush, colorful hanging basket on an iron shepherd's hook above the foliage. Plant stands can be used to arrange containers at staggered levels, and wire topiary forms can be used to train plants, such as ivy, upward into planned designs.
It isn't even necessary to have a garden to enjoy the charms of garden ornaments and accents, for they can just as easily decorate a balcony or terrace or add interest indoors. As the holiday season approaches, don't forget to splurge on yourself-or maybe drop a little holiday hint-as you picture stone cherubs nestled under the roses or a fountain trickling into your garden pond.