A variety of garden figures are becoming more and more popular among those who like to indulge in landscape design: gnomes, frogs, fungi, ducks, fish, angels, little men …
This is perhaps the easiest way to turn an ordinary garden into a fairy-tale world full of wonders and surprises. Funny and cute garden figures will help create a special mood on the backyard, which will delight both children and adults. By the pond, you can settle the princess toad and mermaids, under the bushes - mushrooms, in the flower garden - snails and fabulous gnomes with flashlights, under the tree - a cute deer, and in the berry - a funny hedgehog. Just imagine how pleasant it will be for guests to come across such lovely garden surprises.
Garden figures in the landscape design of the suburban area
First of all, garden figures perform a decorative function, decorating the plot in an original way and helping to create an interesting effect of surprise, playfulness and gaiety. An excellent design solution for those who have not yet forgotten that we all come from childhood. Funny characters in the form of decorative figurines will help to revitalize and bring novelty to the garden design, driving away the dullness, dullness and monotony. Creatively combining garden figures with flowers, trees and shrubs, you can create unique fantasy compositions. But if you think this is just a cute creative prank, you are wrong. Modern garden figurines often perform a number of practical functions: they serve as lanterns that illuminate garden paths in the evenings, stands for decorative climbing plants, feeders and drinkers for birds. Figures can be made in a variety of styles, and sizes can range from the smallest (tiny figurines and miniature figurines) to exquisite, stately antique-style statues. It is important that all decor elements are in harmony with the home and landscape, creating coziness and comfort. Accessories transform the garden, but they should be used sparingly so as not to overstep the line between style and originality and vulgarity.
Popular materials for garden figures
Garden figures can be made of granite, metal, plastic, wood, stone, gypsum, ceramics, polystone. In order for garden figures to delight the eye with bright colors and an attractive appearance for a long time, preference should be given to frost-resistant and UV-resistant materials. An excellent budget option is polystone, which is one of the most popular and versatile materials for landscape design. Polystone is an artificial stone that is created on the basis of acrylic resin with the addition of pigments and aluminum hydroxide. This composition creates a homogeneous structure, minimizing the possibility of cracks and pores. Polystone is not afraid of sudden temperature changes, is little subject to deformation, is durable, perfectly tolerates the effects of atmospheric precipitation, which is extremely important for our climatic zone.
Gnoming - hunting for gnomes
Today, the assortment of garden decorations is unusually wide, but nevertheless, it is the gray-bearded gnomes that are considered the real patriarchs of garden design - fabulous dwarfs from Scandinavian and Germanic mythology who live underground and guard underground treasures and treasures. They are famous for their very tricky and nasty character, but at heart they are kind and "fluffy", and they get along well with people. It is only important to place the gnome in a cozy corner of the garden, periodically wipe, wash and … talk with him. The first garden gnomes were made at the beginning of the 19th century in the German state of Thuringia by the entrepreneur Philip Gribiel.They came to symbolize the idyllic German front garden and became one of Germany's most salable exports. Germans today do not hide their love for gnomes, which can be found in almost any garden. Along with the popularity of gnomes, the popularity of the so-called gnome is growing - the practice of kidnapping garden gnomes, who are “released” in the woods, left in the most unexpected places, or even sent on trips around the world, as did the dreamer Amelie Poulin, sending the owners photographs of “escaped” gnomes.
Is the scarecrow a domestic gnome?
If in Western European countries gnomes are considered to be the classics of garden decor, then in our area it is undoubtedly an ordinary scarecrow, similar to a human figure and serving as a decoy for birds. Making a scarecrow with your own hands will not be difficult - you just need to make a frame and choose a suitable "outfit". You can buy a very colorful ready-made version, however, it will be called, most likely, not a scarecrow, but a "garden doll".
Garden figures are an excellent intriguing decoration that helps to create accents and draw attention to those areas of the garden, the originality and beauty of which you want to emphasize. Decorative figurines for the garden instantly transform an expressionless, formulaic garden area into an extraordinary and stylish corner. Many gardening enthusiasts are so fascinated by decorating the garden with figures that they turn into real collectors looking for the most unusual and striking specimens.