How do you showcase your personal garden style? Try a piece of garden art! Garden art can be as simple as a beautiful container or something more permanent like a bench or a piece of statuary. Use it as a focal point, as a finishing touch, or just a bit of whimsy.
Consider moving pieces during the year to cover fading bulb foliage, highlight a particular specimen plant, or punch up the drama for a gathering. Colorful lanterns can create a party atmosphere. A recycled glass flower will sparkle in the sun or could light up a shady spot. A pretty birdbath not only delights the eye, but provides an important water source for our feathered friends. With so many garden accents available, it’s easy to add your personal touch to your garden.
The Growing Place is hosting its annual Gardener’s Art Fest on Saturday, June 22 in Naperville, where gardeners can browse more than 40 artists, see the Nature Artists Guild of The Morton Arboretum create art in the gardens, attend workshops, and hear local author and garden designer Amanda Thomsen speak. You’ll never know what you’ll find!
Posted on 6/9/2013 at 7:30:00 PM