There are aspects of my garden that I love. Some may like them, some may not. But it’s what makes my garden, well, my garden.
I read an interesting article by Peter Cundall a few years ago about making your garden your own – He mentioned that there are those that may think pink flamingos and garden gnomes are awesome and there are some people that think they are not so awesome.
My personal touches are scattered throughout my garden. Some of these touches may be temporary, some permanent.
There is a spot in my veggie patch where there is a plastic meter for our water treatment system. This can get buried and there has been a few times where I have almost put a spade through it. One day I decided to put a Fairy Loom (that the kids helped me make) near this meter as a marker. This may be a temporary feature (as the wool is starting to fade and the kids may want their fairy loom back), but for the moment it’s there in my veggie patch.
A more permanent feature is the old toilet bowl that we have used to grow broccoli in. It now houses a chilli plant that we have nicknamed ‘Ring of Fire’. It is permanent, as I don’t see anyone wanting to move an old toilet bowl full of potting mix around!
A few years ago I had a friend move from a house to a catamaran. As a result, I inherited a lot of stuff. Some of these trinkets I wasn’t ever going to display in my house (as there wasn’t any room), so I decided to display them in my garden instead. A few months back, I wrote about wanting to create a beautiful little succulent area in my garden in a space that was empty and needed some jazzing up. Many of the containers used for this project were my friend’s items that he gifted me. This was a great use for stuff that otherwise would be sitting in my garage collecting dust.
My garden is an extension of my home and I love adding touches of quirkiness (just like the inside of my house!). It is what makes my garden special to me!
Now over to you, what are some personal touches that you have added to your garden?