I feel that part of all gardening styles should include even a wee bit of whimsy…..something playful, fanciful, amusing, and certainly appealing- an addition to your garden that makes you smile and feel joy when entering your outdoor space. Whimsical items can become old friends….you expect to see them, and they reward you, forcing you to react in a good way. I sometimes move many of my garden items around, in part because I have such a large space, and also because as gardens mature, we sometimes have to move things around…..like kids, the landscape matures and takes over enough space that a garden item gets lost. Whimsy can be present in all styles of gardens, so lets take a look at some ways to have fun in the garden.
So there you have it. The whimsical in a garden can run the length from collections or theme’s, statues, color, structures…..whatever makes you happy. Whimsy can lift the spirit. It can bring children into garden spaces and engage and encourage a love for gardening and the outdoors. It offers a chance to tap into your inner artist, and even your inner child. Whimsical elements encourages one to show a sense of humor as well, or just simply a chance to express yourself in a myriad of ways. Whatever adds to one’s enjoyment in a garden space is a good thing……so happy gardening.
Tomorrow, a walk through my gardens as they begin to come into their own. I took some photos while waiting for my dirt….My dump truck load of dirt did arrive, and just in time as we will have rain and thunderstorms for the next couple of days. Wished I could have planted this new area before the rain, but alas, gardeners learn to be patient. Thank you for stopping by. Laters, charisse