With the warmer weather on its way, your spring garden is just a few sunny days away! While you’re considering what plants and flowers to put where, don’t forget that a garden is so much more than what grows in it. With water features, pergolas and interesting garden ornaments, there’s more to a great garden than the plant life. Get some inspiration for your own space from these six show-stopping garden features.
1. Herb Spiral Garden
Not only do spiral gardens make an impression with their towering stature, their shape is a brilliant way to fit lots of plants into a small space. Because of the spiral setup, water travels down the structure, so place hardier plants at the top and water-loving plants at the bottom.
2. Ornate Pergola
This DIY pergola creates a relaxing outdoor sitting area, perfect for sipping coffee and looking out at your garden. Add hanging planters to embellish the space and ornamental grass around the edges for some privacy.
3. Container Water Garden
Instead of spending money and space on a pond, get the full trickling water effect with a smaller water feature or garden. A container water garden will give texture to your spring garden and look beautiful while doing it. Not to mention, a water feature will add bubbling music to the soundtrack in your outdoor space.
4. Pebble Display
Black shale dotted with blue glass gems is a beautiful and unique feature for any garden big or small. Whether they’re edging your flower bed, lining the walkway or simply arranged as an ornamental display, these contrasting stones are an interesting eye-catcher.
5. Chevron Garden Seating
A chevron concrete garden bench is a beautiful installment in this wild green garden, making it an incredible DIY garden feature. Adding a seating option in an interesting shape creates functional outdoor furniture as well as an interesting sculpture.
6. Upcycled Planter
One of the most artistic ways to display flowers and plants in your garden includes upcycling an appliance, a piece of furniture, an appealing container or even a retired shoe or boot into a charming planter. This DIYer turned an ornate fountain into the perfect spot for a tiered bed of beautiful succulents.
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About Tikva Morrow
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