Thank you all so much for your feedback from last weeks blog post. Most of you loved the idea of the planting a mini herb garden. This week I am going to cover Cool Garden Things to place in your garden. This week I want you to be inspired by some of my ideas, improve your garden so you can relax outside in style.
Here are some of my favorite creative gardening ideas from the best of the internet to help you achieve your chosen look!
Add some fun, unique and whimsical decorative stakes to your garden. They are a great way of decorating your garden and come in all shapes and sizes nowadays.
I love the idea of having a small pond full of fish in my garden for my cats to enjoy. If you have a cat like my Bella who hates water then I would say…go ahead and get a pond but if you have a cat like my Egor who I could see swimming with the fish then maybe it’s not such a good idea. There are lots of tutorials you can find online showing you how to build your own small pond like some below but if you want something a bit bigger then just remember the bigger the pond the more maintenance it requires.
If you don’t have the time, money or space for a pond in your garden, a water feature might be best for you. They are ideal for a patio or decked area, they don’t cost as much as a pond, plus when it comes to maintenance you couldn’t get it any easier, top up the water with the garden hose every couple of weeks and give it a quick scrub to get rid of any algae. I believe Aldi have some on special offer this week for €69.99.
Garden Figures & Statues:
Why not add a little bit of personality to your garden? I saw quite a few cat statues at last years Bloom In The Park, one in particular caught my eye which was made out of copper, I thought to myself ‘ Now that will look really nice in a couple of years when it turn bright green’. I hope the same stall will be there this year as I will definitely be heading back.
Cat’s love to fall asleep in flower pots which, of course, kills the plants….but do you care? I’m not gonna lie…I have been known to buy more flower pots than I’ll ever put plants in and finding a flower pot made in the shape of a cat can be a huge challenge, but if you do come across one… snap it up! Flower pots are the perfect way to display flowers and plants in your beautiful garden and give your little furball a nice place to sleep.
Garden Signs and Welcome Plaques:
Having a welcome plaque in your front garden can add a nice finishing touch as well as it being the perfect way to welcome everyone to your home! As for garden signs…I’m always buying these as a gift for friends and family. The good thing is, nowadays they are so cheap you that you don’t have to spend a fortune to make your garden nice.
A garden pathway doesn’t have to be ornate or expensive to be beautiful. Place some cat-themed stepping stones along the way and…and voila! you’ve got a simple, and beautiful garden path.
I’m not gonna lie, but I know if I tried to re-create a masterpiece like these I reckon I would end up with something so miserable it would probably scare the hell out of me every time I entered my garden and it would end up in my recycling bin. I would, however, purchase a small topiary if I did come across one.