Straight Talk On – Decorating Around Garden
Do you live near a park? Most people do – there are so many around now. All levels of government recognize value of a green environment. And, of course, if people know that government has provided them with lots of parks and trees, they’ll get lots of votes. But bottom line is – we have, in North America, some absolutely beautiful parks.
Some of most beautiful parks are natural areas, untouched by man, with lots of trees and plants flourishing in their natural environment. For example, New York’s Central Park is a welcome escape from hustle and bustle of city, even though it’s right in middle of city. In California, there’s Redwood Park, with its statuesque redwood trees. In Vancouver, Canada, there’s Stanley Park, another beautiful acreage of natural habitat, set right next to city.
And then there are world-famous gardens, like Butchart Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia, Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, England, and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town. These displays of flowers literally take your breath away, their beauty is so stunning.
But you don’t have to go around world to find a garden that takes your breath away. You can create your own park – your own place to go on sunny Saturday afternoons, complete with shady trees and cool summer breezes. You can create best of parks right in your own backyard (or front yard, too, for that matter).
Imagine your garden as a beautiful park
Why do people go to parks? Most would probably say that they go to parks to relax. Think of soothing feeling you get when you walk into a quiet forest, with their pine needle beds and their sweet scent of mature wood. Or perhaps park you most like to visit is a garden of floral delights – roses, chrysanthemums, magnolias, and perhaps even orchids. These gardens are definitely places that whisk us away from rush of your daily lives into what almost seems like another world. These are gardens that are decked out in flowers, with colorful garden decorations, statues, bridges, fountains – all things that just call out to you saying, Come. Sit down. Relax. Breathe in wonder of nature. Who could resist that call?
But you don’t need to go out to parks or gardens to find an environment so sweet. You only need to go as far as your own back yard. There’s no reason why you can’t create a garden of your own, just as good as any you’ll find in your neighborhood, or in your tourist area. You can create your own garden.
If you don’t think you’re creative enough, then there are lots of landscapers who can give you expert advice. They’ll come and survey your yard, and present you with a number of plans that’ll give you a wonderfully unique garden that’ll make you envy of entire neighborhood – or maybe even city. Landscapers are trained professionals. They can design and create a whole environment of beauty from your plain old yard. But whether you hire somebody, or do it yourself, possibilities are endless. There are literally hundreds of ways you can beautify your garden. One unique way is with a decorative mailbox and post in front of your home.
You can create a garden as good as any park
To come up with a wonderfully-landscaped garden, just sit back, close your eyes, and let your imagination run wild. Picture yourself sitting in your gazebo, soft water of a gently-running fountain soothing your senses. You rise from your garden bench, and slowly wander over your little wooden bridge that crosses babbling brook flowing through your garden. You stop here and there to admire roses climbing trellis, or smell carnations crawling up gazebo walls, perhaps picking one to take inside and put in a glass on your living-room table.