Spring this year is beautiful! One of the best I can remember in several years; though I suspect many would disagree. Nonetheless here are some pictures of Tiger Gardens to share with you all. I've titled this post garden ornamentation because as I look around there seems to be a lot of garden ornaments. Ornaments need not be art but can also be flowers. Don't you think?
The glass mosaic is clearly an ornament. The bowling ball on the stand to the left of the glass mosaic is also an ornament. I even think the Japanese maple next to the 'Van Houtte' spirea adds to the ornamentation in this picture. I guess I am kind of going toward layers in a garden more than ornaments. But plants and garden art add to those layers.
A bottle tree draws the eye in the front yard upon one's approach to the front door. A shiny and colorful ornament for sure.
Looking to the right of the bottle tree a bit we see a garden pond. I was just reading one of my garden books (Decorating Your Garden by Jeff Cox) that says when polled people prefer a water feature over any other feature in a garden. I thought that interesting. I am very glad we have a pond in our garden-amongst other water features.
Another glass mosaic highlights a garden bed in the distance. This is the view from the front windows of the house. In the immediate bed you can see a whimsical frog keeping watch over the plants. Gotta have some whimsy too.
The backyard shows us a yellow birdhouse showcased in front of a 'Royal Purple' smoke tree. The tractor in the distance is a type of ornament I suppose but it doesn't add all that much to the garden!
Irises are surely the jewels in a garden.
I cannot think of a lovelier plant than irises in my garden right now. This one was a gift from a fellow iris lover and I treasure it and all the other irises she has given me (thanks Angie)! Oh yes! Friends are also ornaments in a garden....especially when they come and visit and you can visit them....
in the garden....Words and Photos Property of In the Garden Blog Team, In the Garden