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Old 08-07-2013, 02:09 PM   #1
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How you decorate your garden space?

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I decorate the space of garden with different kind of flowers.

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Old 08-07-2013, 04:26 PM   #3
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How you decorate your garden space?
What do you mean? The patio, deck, the garden? Or do you mean artwork?
or garden statuary?
I have artwork in our garden, as well as statuary pieces.

What do you have?
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:36 PM   #4
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I guess you can say we decorate our garden like we decorate
our house, lots of layers of stuff.

The front is plain and neat, the back has all the impact, lots of
flowers, stained glass windows, end walls on our deck so
that it looks cozy and inviting.

Here's the bi-level deck area...The stained glass window is our
beagle jumping over our pond, the other stained glass window
is our butterfly koi 'Terminator' These windows are also visible
from inside the house, which is a welcomed pick me up in the
winter.
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:42 PM   #5
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The other side.
Our koi, " little red nose"
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:59 PM   #6
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A little piece of our pond...
the sun dial is sitting on a old wroth iron pole lamp
that we picked up curb side...we turned it upside down
banged it into the ground, the feet were then upside down
which was perfect for holding the sundial.

The stone bird bath...has ground cover in it -- it comes
back every year...we drilled holes in the bottom for the
water to drain out. There is a solar butterfly in the center
that sometimes moves like a real butterfly and sometimes
moves in a circle.

The garden fairy was a gift from a friend, and the frog statuary
is something the head guy around here picked out and
calls it, "you and me."
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:08 PM   #7
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I took this one today as well...our outdoor living and dining room.
I apologies to all that are sick of seeing these photos.

We also feed the birds in an artistic manner.
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Two knots, a friend's father raises Koi. You got some nice fish there and ordinarily I don't like too much ornamentation but that louvered structure of yours is nice. I am also intriqued by your patio covering. Is that sailcloth or something and can you move it?

I am trying not be so opinionated since I got cornered but there is, just as inside the house, a difference between landscape/garden design and decoration. I practiced landscape design on several levels for many years and most of my clients were interior designers or architects or they referred me to their clients. Not because I was snobbish or expensive but because I had unique specialities like early use of drip irrigation, design and construction of landscape structure capability, some experience with city gardens. And I could draw and read architectural prints.

I tried working with interior decorators once or twice but it did not work out so well. Same when I started color consulting. Nothing against them. Just background and training missing to have the same discussions, look over detail drawings and all.

So I do not know. Most lawn ornaments scare me. Especially so those that perform bodily functions when you hook a hose to them. They sell at the few, gigantic Christmas craft shows I have been forced to at times so there must be a market.

I am intrigued to know what the OP means by decorating a garden?
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sd, the fabric is fiberglass coated polyester...
it lets in the light, filters the sun, and the beauty of it
is the air can flow through it, thus keeping it cool
underneath -- unlike a canvas covers that traps in
the heat.

This is new fabric that we just installed this spring, our old
fabric was many, many years old ( at least 20 years
or more) ..it was a grey color,
this time I chose bronze.
I specifically wanted it to be only
10 foot long, ( last time we covered the entire 14 feet )
as I wanted a lot of light to still be able to
come through the house window and doors.
the pergola is 20 foot long and each
section is 2 foot wide...the head guy around here came up
with the way to make each section and install it.

we put it up each Spring and take it down in late fall.
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ok, so where is sd's post and my answer?
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I get watched like a hawk now. Glad both posts came back.

I really like your approach.

I think I understand how you would bond fiberglass for color and strength to polyester for flexibility.

My real experience with Long Island was sailing around parts of it. As you know, it has many shores, as they say. I almost bought a rather nice place in Guilford, CT that was one of my lawyer's. I adored he and his wife but both got seriously ill from Lyme Disease working in the yard. It was spotted in time. Gorgeous place with views like you would not believe and at least a dock for something to take me to my real yacht and mansion in the Hamptons.

They had no lawn ornaments. I designed their exterior low voltage lighting system.

I then did buy them a plastic solar powered frog as sort of a porch ornament/decoration---as a joke.

"Steven, we moved it back further along the path but learned to hear it croak--ribbit, ribbit, ribbit---long before anyone got near the doorbell!"

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I used the drop down box -- hit linear mode and now I can see all the posts,
strange?

sd, this is the same stuff that they make the solar shades for windows,
skylights and greenhouses out of.

I too, am curious as what the op meant about -- how do you decorate
your garden? I also agree with you regarding garden statuary, that
depicts bodily functions, yuck.

Thank you for your nice comments.
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Thanks for all the responses.

alexjoe: I also decorate my garden with beautiful flowers and plants how about if you share some pictures of your garden?
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Two Knots: Thanks for sharing the pictures of your Garden space this is exactly what I was asking that what you do to decorate your overall garden space, whether its the Patio or it is the Flowers or potteries (if you like them), I usually use flowers but now I am thinking to be more stylized with my Garden, what will be your expert advice?
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I took this one today as well...our outdoor living and dining room.
I apologies to all that are sick of seeing these photos.

We also feed the birds in an artistic manner.
No we loved your photos these pictures makes us more closer to the nature, I must thank you for inspiring me with some great ideas, thanks a lot . I really liked the POND area in your garden space and the outdoor living and dining room space!

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