How to Decorate Your Garden Using Profound Garden Statues that Bring Your Yard to Life

Written by Candice Pardue

Garden statues are commonly used to enhancerepparttar look and feel of a garden or yard. Many people use them to reflect a favorite character, theme or animal. Using garden statues that you'll enjoy for many years is one key to success for your beautiful garden decor.

How to Chooserepparttar 138007 Right Garden Statues

Selectingrepparttar 138008 proper garden statues for your particular decor isrepparttar 138009 first step, and not one to be taken lightly. You'll probably keep your garden statues for many years to come, so you'll want to be sure and choose statues that you will love!

There are several different types of statues available. Metal, concrete and copper are three ofrepparttar 138010 most common. Copper is becoming popular quickly due to its ability to endure harsh weather without cracking (such as can occur with concrete) or rusting (which can occur with metal). The choice is yours, however, depending solely onrepparttar 138011 look you wish to accomplish with your statues.

Note About Copper: With age and weathering, copper will only increase in beauty. Instead of rusting,repparttar 138012 copper will turn a greenish tint which will enhance your garden even more. This is perhaps one ofrepparttar 138013 greatest advantages of using copper statues.

Selecting a Theme for Your Garden Decor

Many people makerepparttar 138014 mistake of adding all different types and themes of statues to their yard or garden decor. This only causes your yard to appear disorganized. Choosing an overall theme for your yard or garden decor will help you to decorate with style and also simplifiesrepparttar 138015 process.

For example, if you decide to decorate your yard with a "bird" theme, you could find statues with birds, birdhouses, flowers, trees, etc. The purpose of finding a theme is to help create a certain mood in your garden. Another theme idea is "angels", which could be topped off by statues of different sizes and shapes, children angel figures as well as grown angel figures, creative religious statues that go well withrepparttar 138016 angel statues. Your only limit isrepparttar 138017 sky!

Tulip Care

Written by Linda Paquette

The crocus, anemone, narcissus and daffodil are all welcome harbingers of spring. However, growing tulips capturerepparttar essence of spring with bright colorful blooms that renewrepparttar 137817 earth with promise of summer color. The best part of growing tulips is watching them dance inrepparttar 137818 first breaths of spring. The second best part of growing tulips is tulip care. The reason is because once established, a tulip bed needs very little care at all!

Tulips originated in Central Asia where they grew inrepparttar 137819 wild. The word tulip means turban and comes from a Turkish word, turbend. Tulips were cultivated in Turkey as early as 1,000 AD. Today tulips are frequently associated withrepparttar 137820 Netherlands. In August of 1593, Carolus Clusius received a gift of tulip bulbs from his friend, Ogier Ghiselain de Busbecq,repparttar 137821 ambassador of Constantinople. He plantedrepparttar 137822 bulbs andrepparttar 137823 spring of 1594 gave birth torepparttar 137824 first tulips of Holland. Clusius’s planting is still consideredrepparttar 137825 birth ofrepparttar 137826 Netherlands flower bulb business, which continues today, over 400 years later. The colorful flowers soon became major trading commodities. Different color strains and mutations were status symbols and in such high demand inrepparttar 137827 1600’s that tulips were often sold by estimated weight, even before they were lifted fromrepparttar 137828 ground. Trading in tulip futures was dubbed as “tulpenwindhandel” (tulip wind trade). Soon this speculative trading got out of hand andrepparttar 137829 Dutch government introduced trade restrictions to quash it.

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